I had a decent sized piece of denim left from my first pair of Ginger Jeans; the idea that at some point I'd like to make a distressed pair of Morgan Jeans, and a need for something really casual for throwing over a bathing suit when traveling to the beach. When your trip to the beach requires riding the subway you need real clothes and not just a coverup.
Distressed Ginger Jeans:
Lots of slicing. The recently acquired rotary cutter made that fun:
But found that this did a much better job:
It took 3 baths in bleach to get the final color.
As expected, the bleach did a good job of killing the lycra. I was perfectly fine with no stretch on these. The mystery though was without the stretch would they be tighter or looser? Verdict is they loosened. A long spin in the dryer helped, but the looseness is good for the boyfriend look and for comfort.
One last look: