DIY - Bleached ombre shorts

I've been drooling over honestlywtf's DIY for months now and I finally found the time to do a DIY myself. 
I really loved this one, but I decided to do it a little different. I had an old jeans in the back of my closet that would be perfect for my project. My plan: Turn the jeans into shorts, bleach and them ombre dye them. 

What do you need:
//Latex gloves
//Liquid dye
//Old jeans
//Color remover

First decide how long you want the shorts to be, then start 'slicing' the fabric with your scissors. This will give you the cut-off look you want. 

After you cut your shorts to the right length (try them on to make sure) it's time to use the color remover. Read the instructions carefully, I had to pour hot water into a pan and add my shorts. After that I had to heat the water until it's almost at boiling point and keep the shorts in for 30 minutes.
When this is done, make sure you wash the shorts in the washing machine to make sure all the color remover is out.

This part is actually the same as the HonestlyWTF DIY. I had to use 6L water and 250gr salt and 50ml water for the dye. Add the two mixtures together and let the fun begin!
First add 1/3 of the dye to the water for the largest (and lightest) part of the short. Keep your short in the mixture for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes clean the shorts with water and add another 1/3 dye to the water. Repeat the process but keep your shorts in the mixture for 5 minutes now. For the last and darkest layer repeat the previous step with the last 1/3 of dye.
After you did all this, wash the shorts again. Leave them to dry and you are good to go!

Shorts are still wet here, but I needed to take a picture :)

Important; When dipping your short into the dye, keep a sort of 'dipping' movement going or else you'll get a straight line instead of a fading on. You can see it at picture 4. I had to buy new dye and repeat step 2 and 3 to make it work. 


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  2. great!
    I want to do it!

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  4. Your shorts turned out so well! Love them xxx


  5. So great!
    I should do this with my old jeans, too!

  6. I Try it. But I ask if how many bleach are needed???


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