As much as I wouldn’t like to admit it, it happens. Being oh so amazed by all this bleaching, I wanted to recreate Dries Van Noten last spring’s dip dyed denim. Luckily I decided to dip dye just the sleeves of a denim shirt. I say ‘luckily’ because as you may guess, my attempt wasn’t successful. This was my inspiration:
Photos via Il Etait Une Fois
So, this is what I got:
Not, bad, right? Yes, this is what I thought too. Until I took a closer look:
I’m not too good at coping with failing, really. So, you can imagine my face after I understood what I just did. ‘Okay. Don’t lose yourself. This is just a piece of cloth, a denim shirt. Breathe in. Breathe out. Think.’ Given what I had, I think the final result is not that bad.
But I might as well make some more changes to it in future :) I’ll let you know, if I do.
What I can say, is that don’t try to bleach a cloth that is too thin or great chances are that you will get the same result as I did.