Thursday, 31 July 2008
354 days to go: Dye another day
I was walking around my local hardware shop the other day when I noticed the dyes.
I had dabbled with dyes a few years ago....with disasterous results. But, after reading Kasmira's blog about dyeing her jeans I decided to have a go.
I wish I had a before picture but I haven't. I bought these Levi Jeans in New York when I flew over to run the New York Marathon in November 2002. I went into a shop, told the assistant I wanted some Levi Jeans and she just looked at me. Then looked at the thousands of jeans on the racks, dived into one and handed me this pair. I don't know how she did it, but they fit like a glove. Even the length was spot on.
Over the years they have faded. It is a nice light blue but as I have short and rather chunky legs I felt they made my legs thicker - something I am quite self-conscious about.
As I hardly wear them now I thought it was worth dyeing them.
I picked a machine wash Dylon dye in Indigo.
I threw in a cream camisole that I never wear.
The jeans came out a lovely dark shade. And while they used to be quite lightweight it appears the dye and the wear on the jeans had added a lovely texture to them.
My daughter didn't want to be left out and picked a pink dye.
The pictures show how we got on!
And here's me wearing the jeans today.
I am wearing...
Levi Jeans ? , New York (2002)
Red sheer shirt, local shop (2008)
Red and black bracelet (Gift, several years ago)
Snakeskin belt ASOS (2008)
Ear-rings (mad eby me last night)
Shoes...yeas, the Clark's sparkly ones again (2008)
You may also be able to spot my chocolate brown labrador, Harvey, who refused to move while the picture was being taken!