DIY: Bleach me Cobweb!

by Schnauzevoll

Hey there, Internet!

I am guilty. After a trip to the city for some Pokémon Go adventures I was browsing some second hand stores without finding anything at all and then ended up in Primark – needed a new pair of pants for work anyways. Next time I will head, trousers wise, to H&M again though because obviously my calves are too thick compared to my booty for Primark trousers, which I never thought would be possible because usually my booty is the reason why I have to size up. Anyways, ended with a pair of new pants (with more space around my booty than I ever will need, not even if I would need to wear diapers) and a shirt from their sale, biggest size, really thin black fabric. Perfect victim for a DIY project that I did so often back in my baby bat days when I was not able to afford any fancy clothing. There was not a lot available back then anyways except maybe lip service.

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Instead what my friends and I did, probably like a lot of you, was using bleach, from the cleaning sections or leftovers from your latest hair adventure. Eventually I have a lot of whitening powder left because I currently use hairdye that requires no pre-bleaching. So the bleaching powder & creme oxid was my choice this time! Instead of a paintbrush I used the pointy end of a back-combing-comb. Since I wanted to do some spiderweb print and those I prefer to look irregular.

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Workplace was kind of prepared, I know the flooring in my flat won’t stain from bleach, hairdye accidents happened before but everything that might suffer was put aside, be careful! Bleach was mixed and applied, color went lighter and I stopped somewhere between the red and orange phases (roughly 20 mins but if you’re doing this by yourself remember to try in between to find the right amount of time for the exact color you want to see in the end!) and washed it out in the shower, dried and decided the print was fine the way it was, back then I often did a second or third bleaching for highlights or add acrylic color, really liked the broken touch it added.

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And sorry, this shirt will also be shown in next Outfit post!

Then, as always some cuts happened and I wonder if there is only one shirt that didn’t suffer from my scissors in my entire wardrobe? Maybe on the pile to wear at official, serious dates like job interviews, maybe one? But this time not much that had been cut, hems got removed and a sleeve, then I was happy with it and decided I should do this with basic clothes more often again, alter clothing while listening to the good old music from ‘back then’ while dancing, singing and smiling because of all the memories. Therapeutical destruction?

What were your latest DIY projects? Have a nice evening!