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How To Bleach, Cut & Fray A Denim Skirt ~ DIY ~ I Makeover A 7 Of Mankind Skirt

How To Bleach, Cut & Fray A Denim Skirt ~ DIY ~ I Makeover A 7 Of Mankind Skirt


Hello. Thanks for tuning in. On today’s episode, I am taking this denim
skirt and I’m going to bleach it, fray it, distress it, give it a whole new look. But first, thank you so much for watching,
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Twitter @thedressupmom #thedressupmom. I have been on the hunt for a good denim skirt
for a long time. I mean, I know I could go into any fast fashion
place and find a frayed, kind of distressed denim skirt in a minute, but, just I can’t
do it principally, I can’t do it. Especially because I know there’s so much
great denim at resale. So, I’ve been looking around and it’s
a little bit harder to find than I thought, but I finally did. I was at My Sister’s Closet, one of my favorite
places and they had actually a great selection, and I found this wonderful skirt. It is a 7 for All Mankind skirt and it’s
really kind of interesting, it doesn’t even look like it was worn at all. It has these cool buttons on it. Well, so you can see the buttons here. And then you can see that it looks nice the
way that I’m wearing it and you can see how it looks right now in the before pictures. And I could probably do fine with it this
way, but I think it’s a little bit–oh and I also want to say, the skirt was basically
free because I had a credit at My Sister’s Closet, and I applied my credit there. I sold some things and I applied a credit,
so I also feel like I’m not really risking a whole lot because I got it for free. Now, I’m not a DIY person, I’m a little
bit afraid of this whole process, but I’ve had some luck with other denim and I’m going
to give it a try. I think the skirt is a little bit strange
right now, because it’s kind of a dressy skirt because of the wash of it, it’s a
dressy, dark denim wash, which I normally like. But then, it already has some fraying and
distressing on it here. And the cut of it with this little slit, it
um, to me, it seems like it should be more of a casual skirt than this wash. So, I do think that bleaching it and lightening
it up is going to make it a bit more causal looking, which is what I want for my skirt. And then, I also think it’s like of weird
how the bottom of it aren’t frayed. Like these other pieces are frayed and it’s
long enough for me so, I want to fray the bottom of it as well, to just kind of distress
it a little bit, have it be a little bit more casual. Because here in Southern California, I love
wearing denim skirts sort of year-round with everything. So, that’s what I’m going to attempt to
do today with this skirt. Here are the supplies we are going to be using. A good pair of scissors, a seam ripper, some
gloves and some bleach. The bleach I got with a little bit of a scent
in it, so that the jeans don’t get too stinky. So here, I’m just going to take the bottom,
that nice hem of this skirt and I’m going to cut it, so I don’t have to measure or
anything. It’s going to be easy to cut and it’ll
be straight because I’m just going to take the whole hem of it off. I would recommend a pair of very sharp scissors,
good fabric scissors for this. [Music playing] Good, game out nice and straight which is
what I wanted. So, next I have my trusty seam ripper and
I’m going just going to take the seam ripper and take it across the edges here to fray
the bottom of the skirt. [Music playing] There you go. I can already tell that I think this is going
to look better and make it look like the rest of the skirt. Don’t worry if when you’re doing it at
this point, the fraying if it’s not quite as frayed as you want it to be. What happens is at the end we’re going to
take after the bleaching we’re going to wash and dry the skirt and then it will be
a lot more frayed. So, don’t worry if it’s not quite there. Make sure you get it all round, it will fray
some more before we’re done. Okay, I think we’re ready to try the bleaching
now. I like to bleach in a tub, so that I can lay
the garments flat down, not in a bucket where they get all squished up. So, I like to do it, start on one side, but
the timer on and then I’m going to turn it to the other side and keep checking how
it looks. So, I’ve filled up the tub here with hot
water and I put like almost half of that jug of Clorox bleach in here, so that I’m using
a lot of bleach. And now, I’m just going to lay this skirt
in here and give it a really soak. I’ve also noticed that the weight of the
denim matters a lot on how long it takes for it to lighten up. So, this is a pretty heavy denim and I think
it’s going to take a while for this to lighten up. Hours. So, we’re just going to like put it in here,
give it a good soak with my gloves and I’m just going to now let that set for about an
hour, come back and look at it, turn it around and just keep doing that until I get the color
that I really want. [Music playing] Okay, I think this looks good now, I don’t
want it to get too light. So, now I’m going to take this and put it
in a big plastic bag, take it over to my washer and dryer, wash it and dry it, and then show
it to you. I’m going to use this Denim Wash from The
Laundress to wash it. [Music playing] So, I’m really happy with how this skirt
turned out. This is exactly the look I was going for. I think that now it makes sense with the distressing
on the bottom, this distressing came out even more pronounced and I think the color does
fit it now more, so that it is a casual, but fun different skirt. The buttons still turned out really nice,
so, I’m happy with this and I, like I said, I bought, I got the skirt for free basically. So, I would recommend experimenting with resale
or denim that, you know, you don’t really care too much about, because you never know
exactly how it’s going to turn out. But, this to me is a lot of fun, I’m going
to wear it a lot more than I would have the other way. So, I’m happy. Yay! Again, I’m not a DIY person, so if I can
do this, it’s super easy, anybody can do it. Please let me know in the comments below if
you’ve tried this before, what kind of luck you’ve had, if this inspires you to do it. It was fun for me. So, thank you so much for watching, I really
appreciate it. Until next time, have fun and dress it up
a little.

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