Hello everyone! Here’s my version and easy take on the DIY ombre shorts. It’s incredibly easy I swear, although the only downside here is that it’s too time-consuming. So you really need to have a long string of patience in order to acquire a good result!
- Denim shorts - If it’s your first time to do this like me, I suggest you use a shorts that you hardly ever use or you don’t really like it that much anymore so if ever this DIY fails, it won’t be sayang and you won’t feel bad about it.
- Gloves - This is a must! You should not be holding the Zonrox with your bare hands.
- Zonrox - In the Philippines, this is the most common bleach that we use. Lol. Any bleach would do. It’s all up to you!
- Tweezer - It’s what I used to pull the ends of the shorts (in order to achieve a distressed denim look) right after cutting them.
- Marker or Pencil - I used a pencil instead to put a mark on the shorts as a guide before cutting it.
- Clearbook stick - I can’t seem to find my ruler so I used a clearbook stick instead. Hahaha. Be creative, maximize your resources!
- First off, draw a line at your shorts which will serve as a marker on where you will going to cut it. I suggest you cut it resembling the letter “V”, it will look more flattering.
- Cut your shorts in your desired length. As for me, ombre denim shorts look best when they’re shorter.
- After cutting, use the tweezer to pull the edges of your shorts to achieve a distressed denim look.
- Now let’s go to the real process of making a DIY ombre shorts. You will be needing a basin or you can do it on the sink. Obviously, I did mine on the sink. I find it more convenient.
- Please don’t forget to use gloves! You can also wear a mask, Chlorine’s smell is too strong and is not pleasant to the nose!
- Mix the Zonrox with a little bit of water. (You can occasionally add more Zonrox until you achieve the ombre effect that you desire)
- Dip the shorts and leave it for about 30-45 minutes. Just make sure the shorts is steady and won’t slip in the sink or else the entire shorts will be immersed in the Zonrox = EVERYTHING FAIL. Hahaha
- After 30-45 minutes, you can now rinse the shorts with water.
- Dry the shorts and it’s all done!
I hope you all find the steps uncomplicated. If ever you plan of doing this as well, show me the results, please?
First ever DIY in my blog. The outcome was fantastic! At least for me. Mehehe. If time permits me, expect more DIY to come! <3
What do you think of this? Comments and suggestions, I would gladly entertain! :)