Monday, September 19, 2016

No Jeans Were Harmed In The Making Of These Shorts

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:

There was lots of fun in the making of these.

Lots of slicing.   The recently acquired rotary cutter made that fun:

I did the first distressing with my kitchen microplane:

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:

1 comment:

  1. Very educational. I presume the file is really for feet? And I never knew that bleach kills lycra - so that is good to know too. They do actually look old now which is quite an achievement!