Monday, March 14, 2011


I have this shirt that I just LOVE, I have worn it so much it now has sweat marks under the arms (I know gross,but true), and a bleach spot on the front of it.

  I've had it hanging in my closet for a year now, I just couldn't get rid of it.  I was going to throw it out this last time I went through, but then I remember a technique I saw on TV and I knew this would be PERFECT for this shirt.

What you'll need:
An old cotton T-shirt
spray bottle (preferably 2 but if you only have one that will work)
Objects, such as buttons, cut up paper, coins, whistles, keys, fingernail clippers, just dig through your junk drawer :) anything you want to use that won't mind getting bleached
Vinegar (any kind)
Take you cardboard, and fit it in the shirt, so the bleach doesn't leek through, unless you want that look. . . Then take all your "objects" and scatter them wherever you want them, just depends on the look you are going for.  I needed to make sure I bleached the armpits so I did mine at a slant.  You could just do the top of the shirt or the bottom, or just around the collar. . .the possibilities are endless!!  Then you will want to take your spray bottle that has bleach in it and spray where the objects are, remember wherever you spray it will lighten!   You then watch as it changes colors, when it gets to the color you are wanting then either spray on the vinegar(this will cause the bleach to stop working) or just dunk it in a vinegar bath. . .like I did.
Just let the vinegar sit for a min or two and then rinse. Make sure you get a good rinse on it.  Then throw it in the dryer and your ready to wear.  If you want to do the back just proceed by following the same steps. . .make sure you have dried it!  I had a little bit of bleach leak through the back, so I loved how it all turned out, and didn't bother with doing the back.
Isn't that so cool.  It looks really cool when you do a black shirt and only bleach it to that "orangey" stage!
It felt so nice to put this t-shirt back on again, I forgot how much I loved how it fit!


Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

Wow so cool it looks awesome!!! I just threw a shirt away because of armpit stains. I am definately doing this next time!

Christy said...

Genius!! YOU. ARE. A. GENIUS. I was thinking the whole shirt would be white except where you put the objects! Love LOVE how it turned out. I am totally going to try this someday!