Saturday, 5 May 2012

DIY Dip Dye Tribal Shorts


If you saw my Obsessed post a few days a ago then you might understand the dire need to make these shorts as soon as possible, so here are my DIY dip dye Tribal shorts. 
I won't lie I may have some brain damage from the bleach fumes, but I'd say it was worth it.   

They'll be even better with a little more wear and tear!
As for a tutorial I started with a pair of Jeans, cut them to the same length as my favorite pair of cut offs then dipped the shorts in a half bleach half water solution for a couple hours.  I was expecting a peach color but I was pleasantly surprised with this pale yellow. 

For the pattern all I can say is a ruler will be your best friend and maybe draw it out on a pice of paper first.  I had to learn for my mistakes so don't look to closely :)  




Austere

21 comments:

  1. oh my goodness! super cool tribal shorts I love it! xox

    A
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  2. Wow, that is an AMAZING diy!!!

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  3. Beautiful work! Your shorts are such amazing, I love it!
    Thanks for your comment, I really feel happy for that.
    I'm now follow you!

    Kiss

    http://umblogfashion.blogspot.com

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  4. OMG! I'm going to try this. I cant wait!

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  5. Did you just use a pen for the pattern or was it something else? Love this idea by the way. And I have three pairs of jeans I've been planning on chopping so this is about to be assigned to one of them. Thank you for this post!

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  6. Hi Stephanie,

    Thanx for the comment we're glad you like the shorts! You're correct I used a uni-ball pen. My plan was to just do the outline with the pen and then use material paint to fill in the pattern, but I was too excited to finish them that I continued to color with the pen (it took forever.) Eventually I'll have to fill them in properly before I wash them.

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  7. I'm making these right now! Just put the shorts in to soak! I'm so excited! Thanks for the great DIY idea. Loving it.

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  8. Amy, Thats great to hear! Email us a photo of how they turn out, we would love to see them! prudenceandaustere@gmail.com

    Love Austere

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  9. Oh wow, these are amazing! Mind if I repost on my blog? I'd credit you of course!

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  10. I love these! And if you use a pen to make the pattern will it come off in the wash? Would you recommend sharpies?

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  11. Really love this idea :) I also have the same question , does it wash out easily?

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  12. Hi Gabby and Emily. When I originally made these I drew the pattern in a ballpoint pen which would have washed out but I have since gone over the pattern with a fabric marker and have had no problem washing them. You should be able to find fabric markers at just about any craft store.

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  13. I wonder if a Sharpie would work?? I really love your cut-offs, who doesn't have an old pair of jeans sitting in their drawer??

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  14. They are great! Loooooove the idea. I will definitely try this.

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  15. can i use nail polish???

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  16. These are gorgeous - just wanted to mention the Greek influence in the pattern for everyone. The design pattern is called a Greek fret, Greek key, or meandros - knowledge from wikipedia.

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  17. I love these and will definitely use them as inspiration for a DIY I'm hoping to do! I have a questio nfor you, though--is it just the lighting, or did the top of the shorts change from blue to black, and if so, did you just color all of the top half in?

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  18. Did you use black or blue jeans?

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