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These d.i.y. jeans are pretty impressive, in fact, I secretly wish you could just buy them, which isn’t in keeping with the d.i.y. spirit at all! Done by a fashion blogger in Finland, my Finnish isn’t up too much, but I’ll do my best to recreate her instructions so that you too can attempt to get this gorgeous result.

Start with a pair of acid wash skinnies (and make sure they’re not your favourite pair). Mix black and dark blue Dylon, and follow the instructions on the pack to create a dye bath – you generally just need salt and warm water, to which you add the dye powder. Dip the bottom of the jeans into the dye bath to about 5cm lower than you want the colour to go, then lift out and leave the very hems of the jeans in the dye for about 45 minutes. Then (with rubber gloves on) rub the colour gently up the jeans to get the smooth colour gradation. Hang the jeans outside for 1/2 hour or so, making sure they won’t drip on anything that will stain. Finally, rinse thoroughly in cold water (and follow any other instructions on the dye pack for setting the colour), dry, and wear!

Source: Nelliinan

6 COMMENTS

  1. Cute! As an artist I can tell you I can appreciate the gradation of color…but as a woman I have to say  going with the concept of light accentuating and shadows or dark diminishing…why would any woman want to wear the hips, derriere and thighs in the light tones and the thinnest part of the leg in the darker tones. Many women  want to look thinner and most women would not want their thighs to appear bigger than they are which light next to dark would do. 🙁 I think these would look so much cuter and flattering if they were dipped upside down.

  2. Cute! As an artist I can tell you I can appreciate the gradation of color…but as a woman I have to say  going with the concept of light accentuating and shadows or dark diminishing…why would any woman want to wear the hips, derriere and thighs in the light tones and the thinnest part of the leg in the darker tones. Many women  want to look thinner and most women would not want their thighs to appear bigger than they are which light next to dark would do. 🙁 I think these would look so much cuter and flattering if they were dipped upside down.

  3. Maybe some women don’t care about that kind of (stupid) stuff.. anyway, the jeans look great. I’m gonna try it out myself!

  4. Maybe some women don't care about that kind of (stupid) stuff.. anyway, the jeans look great. I'm gonna try it out myself!

  5. Maybe some women don't care about that kind of (stupid) stuff.. anyway, the jeans look great. I'm gonna try it out myself!

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