Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Khaki to Blue Pants

I've had a pair of pants for an embarrassingly long time. There were light khaki and stretchy, therefore, they looked like I was wearing nothing. So since this trend of colored jeans is in I thought I would dye them. I wasn't sure it would work since they didn't start out white.

It worked quite well! I like the color they turned out although I feel it has faded a lot after washing them a couple times and although I followed all the instructions they bled on the first load I washed them with after washing them alone. After dyeing them the only thing that didn't dye was the zipper but no one sees that but me.

I used Aquamarine Rit Clothing Dye and followed the instructions on the bottle.

A few words of advice: make sure your gloves don't have a hole in them. Make sure all of your supplies are gathered before you start, and put on some music while you stir for 20+ minutes.
What do you think?
So dyeing khakis does work.


Do you have something to dye?

9 comments :

Kristen said...

Cute! (and trendy too)

Just Jaime said...

So cute! I love the new color! Who knew you could dye khakis? I would have never guessed.

Jordan McCollum said...

Very cute! My teal shoes faded when I rinsed them too (sigh), but they're still pretty.

Chrissy Couture said...

Very Cute! I have wanted to try dye but am a chicken! Maybe this is the push I need to give it a try!:)

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE these pants. Not only do they look good with the white top, but they look great on you.

Suzanne Winter said...

so cute - great way to stay current with the color trends and not spend a dime ;o)

Jeanna said...

Love the transformation! Great color choice...

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Bethany Craftfox said...

This pants refashion looks great, and we’d love to feature them on CraftFoxes.com as a how-to. Interested? Feel free to email me at bethany@craftfoxes.com.

Lisa said...

So, so cute! Wow! Love that!

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