Monday, August 6, 2012

Project DIY: Faded Denim

Jeans do not go out of style. Well, that depends on the cut and fit I guess. But this year/season denim is a huge trend and a must in any one’s wardrobe. High end stores like H&M, Topman, Zara, Forever21 made their own spin with our beloved denim. But what captivated my style radar is the button down denim shirt that has a faded detail. Just recently, my shopping habit kind of shifted a little bit and I am not so keen on purchasing things that I want. Instead of just shopping fancy clothes, I want to try to create it. I searched for some old denim shirt in thrift shops to maybe lessen the pressure of making it good instantly.

This denim shirt is the exact shirt that I bought from a thrift store. Got this from

So here’s my own version of the faded denim.

What you will need:

  • denim - could be from jeans to shirt to vest

  • bleach

  • water

  • measuring cup

  • spray bottle

  • some creativity


Before doing this procedure, you can search for a photo for inspiration.

Get 1 cup of water and bleach. Mix them together in a spray bottle. You can adjust the amount of bleach to be used.

Step 2

Lay your garment flat on a surface which will not stain and then pour in water to soak the garment.

Step 3

Now, your ready to spray the bleach mixture in the way you desire. If you are in for an acid wash effect, you can just pour in the bleach into the denim.

Step 4

After you have achieved the effect you are aiming for, you will need to wash the garment with cold water to halt further bleaching. Then, wash it with detergent and fabric conditioner to get rid of the noxious smell of the bleach. And you’re done!

You can ask me for any queries. Enjoy!


  1. I definitely will be doing this to vamp up old pieces without breaking the bank. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Yes, you can still be in style and still keeping those cash in your pockets. So glad to help!

  3. great submit, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector do not realize this.
    You must continue your writing. I am sure, you have a huge readers' base already!



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