So after following Sabo Skirt on facebook/instagram and their blog, and seeing many replicas being sold online for ridiculous prices!! I decided to make my own pair of dip dyed shorts. And they were oh so simple and roughly came to just over £10....bargain?!
Here's how I did it....
All the instructions are on the back of the dye packets and it's simple enough. Firstly you add the dye contents to 500ml of warm water and stir thoroughly. You then fill a bucket with 6 litres of warm water and stir in 250g of salt. Then add the dye to the bucket and give it another good stir.
I think clipped my garments on to two coat hangers as I didn't want to dye the whole lot and this was the best way I found to keep the top half out of the water.
I've done too pairs of shorts, this pair with pink at the bottom and purple and the top and the other pair, the other way around.
They need to be kept in the dye for roughly an hour and you're meant to stir regularly but as I couldn't I didn't and they ended up fine haha
After the pink was done I think turned them up the other way and put the remaining white jean areas into purple dye. Leaving for another hour, you then need to rinse the garments in cold water and then wash thoroughly in warm water.
And hey presto, leave over night to dry and you're done :) simples!
The dye seemed to take effect over night as they dried and the finished result yesterday morning was this...
I didn't know whether to keep them like this or stud them. So I decided to keep the other pair (low rise topshop skinnies originally) for the summer, on the beach etc and then stud these ones.
The following photo's are of them on. The colours make them more Spring/Summer wear, but I think they could be dressed up with tights and heels for a night out.
(excuse my little bit of bum cheek)
It annoys me that companies are selling shorts like these and other designs for ridiculous prices. I've seen some as much as £90 and knowing they only cost me £10 in materials and 3 hours max to make, I really want to make some more and sell them... would any of you be interested in buying some if I did that?!
I'm currently watching about 20 pairs of denim and white denim shorts/jeans on eBay so I may well set up a little blog shop soon. The possibilities with these are endless and I really want to try studded cross pockets on the next pair :) x