How to ACID WASH (aka D.I.Y for dummies)

Updated on Jul 09, 2008
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LottieTalbot
LottieTalbot on April 13
omg saw the shirt you made in tkmax for 28 pounds :O
chokot
chokot on October 31
haha great !!
odalys071811
odalys071811 on August 23
Doing this like right now!
Gyn_Pi
Gyn_Pi on February 28
Thanks
Katherina
Katherina on February 22
i'm in love whit you'r.....legs:X:X:P
Katherina
Katherina on February 22
like:X:XX
lennoneve
lennoneve on February 18
ilovebothjeans+obviously the top
ChristieREdwards7587
ChristieREdwards7587 on February 02
HEARTS!!
fashionateyoursenses
fashionateyoursenses on January 30
loveeee!
shandashotgun
shandashotgun on January 16
great project and outcome.
barrylou
barrylou on November 20
lovely ;)
HowDoYouWearIt
HowDoYouWearIt on November 17
beauts
lilykhumaira
lilykhumaira on October 25
love this~!
firecrackers
firecrackers on October 23
thanks for the DIY tip!
michellexalyssa
michellexalyssa on October 17
neat idea .
lilykhumaira
lilykhumaira on October 13
nice~
dgcp
dgcp on October 06
very chic
FashionPie
FashionPie on September 15
I like your shoes
JulianGermany
JulianGermany on September 15
Great tutorial! I really want to try that now. :)
addymurillo
addymurillo on September 09
nice belt!
ANNAFRYS
ANNAFRYS on August 25
wow
endo
endo on August 16
wowwwwwwwww! you are so cool ><!!
melleLucie
melleLucie on August 15
I love your style ! trés chic!
Fashion27
Fashion27 on July 22
cool faved
Polly_Nirvana
Polly_Nirvana on June 30
love the result, I'm gonna try bleaching one of mine right now! :D
deya6
deya6 on June 21
voted!
Sweetprettypatty
Sweetprettypatty on June 14
Cute
Mins
Mins on May 17
wow love this! definitely going to try it
yaara
yaara on April 22
this outfit is so simple and still you look so chic! perfect accessorising work! every detail here is so right, shoes, necklace, belt and glasses-love it!
097195r
097195r on April 13
cute(=
bulma
bulma on September 07
sweet!
postxhardcore
postxhardcore on August 19
chic vote !
Modefreundin
Modefreundin on June 20
nice
katieLee
katieLee on June 09
thank you! im gonna try it on jeans..:)
hollywoodcoffee
hollywoodcoffee on May 02
thank you. IMMMMACHARGIN MA LAZUR
J_adorelaSoleil
J_adorelaSoleil on March 14
I tried this last night and it worked so well. I took an old purple t-shirt and now it looks unique and lovely. I took a plain gap tank-top that was a charcoal-y black color and now it's got green-ish acid-wash to it. Looks like it's underwater. Thanks for the tips, those pieces look so much more interesting now.
gafraser
gafraser on March 02
Wow, this is super cool. Definitely a weekend project
quixotickvinne
quixotickvinne on February 13
I LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing :) I am starting a free regional magazine where I'm from, and I would really love to feature you, this idea, and this outfit in this post in the coming edition. Would you allow me to post this photograph and write about this DIY in the fashion feature? I think it would make a great addition to this next issue. Just let me know! Thanks, ElizabethJane.
Gruebchen
Gruebchen on January 21
Your glasses is very cool
JFace
JFace on December 13
PERFECT!
jeroy
jeroy on December 07
chic!!!
tyronica
tyronica on December 07
cool!
TarnMcConville
TarnMcConville on November 13
also where did you get the glasses
TarnMcConville
TarnMcConville on November 13
OMG........i did this with a blue top and it turned out soooooo cool...thanx i love you..im gonna do it with my jeans as well....YAYYYYYY
ThaoVy
ThaoVy on October 26
Love this! Thanks so much for the DIY tutorial! :)
swapu
swapu on September 27
this is so cool yet hot!
Karijerene
Karijerene on August 24
This is amazing. I tried it and loved it. DIY is so great, especially when you're broke! my pictures are up here: http://www.chictopia.com/photo/show/151872-shirt-forever-21-jeans-thrift-necklace-thrift-belt-thrift-belt
MOBHBIC
MOBHBIC on August 17
who dosent love d.i.y projects!!
Charleston
Charleston on August 03
the top looks like a fabulous tea stain. i want it i want it! a great look as always darling x
kitsch_love
kitsch_love on August 01
I've just tried acid washing a pair of leggings with lace around the bottom, the leggings changed colour but the lace has stayed black. Will post some pics of them soon :)
outrageouslystylish
outrageouslystylish on July 28
i just did this to my old boring jeanss now im going to cut holes in it to give it an distressedl look.
sunglasses
sunglasses on July 13
Thanks for doing this! I'm going to try it with purple silk for a dress :)
Zijia
Zijia on July 27
I don't know if it works on silk though, most of the time, it only works on 100% cotton stuff. But tell me if it does work, then Ima try it too :D thanks!
Mstrendy
Mstrendy on June 22
Love it!!!
xoxglam
xoxglam on June 20
I'll try it on a jeans I've just bought only for bleaching it... haha love the tut!
clumsydumpsy
clumsydumpsy on June 20
aww it's so kewl! <3 it! :D
jeyxo
jeyxo on June 18
where would you do your bleaching? like in a tub or the sink or something?
alwaysinvogue7
alwaysinvogue7 on June 08
very cool! i kno i'll be trying this!
kokabuta
kokabuta on May 22
amazing!!!!!!!! THanks for the instructions :-)
caitydid84
caitydid84 on March 27
I have always wanted acid wash jeans but, they american apparel ones aren't in my price range! (I am a bargain shopper) So, I did this to my purple jeans... AMAZING! thanks a bunch!!
beatlebaby
beatlebaby on March 01
I just threw my newly acid washed jeans in the washing machine and last I checked they looked super! Amazing! Fabulous! Anyway, thanks for the how-to! I can't wait to rock those jeans like you do all of your outfits. Much love.
PoisonPrince
PoisonPrince on February 21
big thanks for the tutorial mine: http://stylehurricane.blogspot.com/2009/01/diy-my-bleached-jeans.html
memoriesineyes
memoriesineyes on February 18
I am soo going to do this! Thanks!
FORfashion
FORfashion on February 13
Where did you get your glasses? They are uber chic
molly_fashionflush
molly_fashionflush on February 02
wow, thats my weekend planned then :)
Miller
Miller on January 18
wow, it turned out really pretty - I can't wait to try this myself:D I'm getting ready to steal a couple of my husbands tee's now;)
vikitje
vikitje on January 02
Where can I find your blog entry on the acid wash/bleach jeans? I'm really curious because I browsed the internet in search of how to do acid wash jeans at home and most posts, entries and videos said you shouldn't try doing acid wash at home, you should rather just buy a pair of ready AW jeans at any store. the problem is that I live in Poland...can't find any acid wash anywhere!
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on January 09
hey, there are two entrys about the jeans www.thatsjustmyvibe.com/2008/07/my-love-affair-with-bleach-continues.html and www.thatsjustmyvibe.com/2008/08/bleached-jeans-how-to.html ignore the people who say you can't do it. go for it!
kendraelise
kendraelise on December 06
I just did this with a hot pink v-neck and it came out AWESOME. The bleach turned some parts purple, but oh man, I'm so excited to wear it. I will take some pictures when it's dry.
modedamour
modedamour on October 27
love it!
mi7esng
mi7esng on October 24
CHIC HIC CHIC!!!
Prestidigitation
Prestidigitation on September 12
Haha, I've already wasted money on the American Apparel acid wash (a ton of it actually) but I will definitely not spend a dime doing this as well :P
zcassz
zcassz on August 30
Definately going to try this tomorrow with some old t shirts of mine!
KyrasThreads
KyrasThreads on August 11
Genius... I just tried this and yea turned out totally rad
Annaleh94
Annaleh94 on August 10
Im going to try this on some jeans tomorrow, but with like, mega bleach. haha. thanks for the instructions, i love the outfit, the high waisted jeans look awesome since your legs are tiny, lol.
merced
merced on August 08
i just tried this, amazing fun. however, my bleach went on so much stronger, and wouldn't fade in no matter how much i rubbed. On some, it left big sploches instead of more of a 'wash'. tips for this, has this ever happened to you? still loved the effect, though. super easy & cheap, which is a total plus. ;)
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on August 12
yeah, you need to use 'household bleach' rather than 'thick bleach'... i don;t discovered the difference recently. if you check my personal chictopia blog you can see some jeans i made using the thick bleach. even better than the acid wash if you ask me.
weloveewan
weloveewan on August 06
i was just wondering whether you know what colour t-shirt to use if i wanted a grey/black grainy affect on the tee shirt. i see your one above turned a little brown/grey looking so i am a little confused
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on August 12
hey, i'm not too sure. i think the black fades to brown rather than grey. could try it with a dark grey t-shirt and see what happened. you'll have to experiment!
teresa_liang
teresa_liang on August 05
what kind of bleach did u use for ur shirt? cuz ur shirt has a cool grey-ish off black look..and when i did it mine turned splotchy orange =/ ew. lol... i guess clorox sucks? lol..
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on August 12
the bleach may have been too strong. if you don't have the weaker 'household bleach' you could try diluting it. good luck!
ivysaurous
ivysaurous on August 04
I actually tried it! but I think the UK has some intensely concentrated bleach, because I left my bleach in for half an hour and there was BARELY any color change.
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on August 12
ah that's a shame! maybe leave for an hour or two...
mada2516
mada2516 on August 02
thank you thank you thank you i've been looking for a good diy acid wash for a while now. i almost bought one at AA but now i can make as many as i want to fo' freeeeeee! u rock
Faboulousity
Faboulousity on August 01
great great GREAT IDEA!!! O.O
Itzel
Itzel on August 01
woow
Trashforce_Reaper
Trashforce_Reaper on July 25
This tutorial is a fucking lifesaver. I acidwashed some Primark leggings yesterday and admittedly they look a little hippy and cirque-du-so-lame, but fuck it, I like them anyway.
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 25
circe-du-so-lame! i'm SO using that one. never heard it before... i'm clearly very out of touch.
gobaby
gobaby on July 23
beautiful
LilaFlourescent
LilaFlourescent on July 13
great pose and tee
Tali
Tali on July 12
omg I did this a couple years ago with this jean jacket. An acid wash jean jacket, YES, I rocked it. People thought it cost hundreds, I said bitch please try $20. haha
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
haha amazing. my next stop is definitely denim.
kokonzai2
kokonzai2 on July 10
ahhh brilliant! acid wash is sort of my obsession. i've been dying to try this for ages but ppl kept saying..oh it will totally burn holes in your clothes. but you've proven it doesnt! (well as long as its not left in for long right?) anyways props! :)
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
i was worried about this too. i think making sure the garment is really wet first helps. good luck!!
rat_pack
rat_pack on July 10
i'm gonna go bleach crazy! ... maybe i'll acid wash my bandage dress. whoa. *when diy worlds collide!!!*
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
i know! i was so excited afterwards that i wanted to tip my whole wardrobe into the bath and get bleaching.
Emilie
Emilie on July 10
ah! and i was just going to order the red acid washed vneck from AA. gracias!
Wendy
Wendy on July 10
I am totally trying this out. Thanks for the tutorial.
adelejoanna
adelejoanna on July 10
coool, iam loving this... gonna try it on a red tee i think :D x
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
great. i really want to do a red one too. might do it this week...
s_s
s_s on July 10
cool idea, totally doing it to...something...soon. Like tie dye but nnnnot. :)
piecesofmeg
piecesofmeg on July 10
great post, i have to try this soon.
lulu
lulu on July 09
Aaah I'm doing this right now! And I need to get on the whole 'posing with props' thing. Those CM's make your legs look soooo skinny!
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
i do the props for your amusement, believe me. and the jeans aren't all that in reality. slight waistband issue.
dermatoglyphics
dermatoglyphics on July 09
I can't wait to do this to some of my tees (: Thanks, I loved the tutorial :D
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
aw thanks, glad you liked it.
CATpuccino
CATpuccino on July 09
whoaaa. I have to try it! turn out really great!
ivysaurous
ivysaurous on July 09
how clever! and it turned out really well too!
felipez
felipez on July 09
STUNNING!
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
thanking you!
camiller
camiller on July 09
great diy post! very nice. ps. those cheap monday's fit you like a dream.
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
thanks! they actually don't though, unfortunately. it's all good on the legs but they bunch up around the waist and make me look slightly pregnant. front views only!
la_femme
la_femme on July 09
The shirt looks amazing. I actually just did the same thing to a scarf that I made and then I used some dye to give it a bit more color.
flairtoremember
flairtoremember on July 09
Yeah definitely gotta give this one a whirl! Craft-ernoon in store soon!! Plus you look fantastic in the first pic! Those high waisted jeans really suit you!
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
craft-ernoon. love it!
lindarrr
lindarrr on July 09
yay, this is great! will try sometime!
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
i know. it really is the easiest and cheapest thing. i'm still excited about it one week on.
fashionispoison
fashionispoison on July 09
I remember doing those tie dye shirts back like 6th grade when they were the cool thing to wear. HAHA. This is something I'll definitely try since sewing is not really a skill of mine :x
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
great, do it! i can't wait to see.
medicineforluck
medicineforluck on July 09
Ahhh this is so cool! Thanks!
princessMLim
princessMLim on July 09
gotta try this. I don't sew so this is waaaaay easier than the bondage dress. Hihi
WorldUgly
WorldUgly on July 15
make sure you post it when you do!

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