Bleaching jeans and doing reverse tie dye is something that I have been wanting to try for a long time.
I decided to use these red jeans. They were pretty cool when they were new and had a deep red color. Five years later and washed out = not that cool any more.
For the first bleach bath I used a small amount of bleach in the water. I mixed it in the bathtub so that the jeans got evenly bleached.
After a few hours in the bath I washed them in the washing machine. They turned out a light shade of red.
For the second bath I mixed half bleach and half water. I also scrunched up the jeans with rubber bands (I totally destroyed my rubber band necklace for this, haha).
The reverse tie dye worked! They did turn out a bit too bright, but that’s OK.
I decided to re-use the bleach bath and threw in a washed out black tank top.
The top looks so much better than the jeans! I had two of these black tank tops and in the background you can see how it looked before the bleach.
Some of the thread turned red though…
But that is possible to hide if you fold in the seams and sew them.
And, from one thing to another, that plant I put in my terrarium got really big and I had to take it out and place it in its own pot.
Next time I make a terrarium I will use a more slow growing succulent.