i’ve been a rather inactive blogger lately, i’ll admit it. but that’s because i have been thoroughly enjoying summer [possibly too much]. luckily drinking and laying outside can get old pretty fast, so i’m back on my blogging grind!
first order of business; showing how i made my dyed and studded jean shorts [reference here], by request of the lovely meta tshiteya. good thing i photographed the process, otherwise this wouldn’t be a picture book, and that would be no fun.
step one: purchase a pair of vintage jean shorts [or cut a pair of jeans you already own], and buy a black fabric dye at a local art supply shop.
|here’s the dye i bought|
step two: follow the directions on the fabric dye bottle. don’t let the whole witch-cauldron-science-experiment thing intimidate you…it’s really not that difficult.
step four: after dying your shorts, throw them in the wash to take off any excess dye.
step six: add your studs by poking them through the fabric and bending the facets with needle-nose pliers [no heavy machinery required]. oh also, you can buy studs here.
step seven: enjoy your new shorts!