words and images Jenna Payne
razz publicist, Jenna, gives tips on sprucing up your wardrobeâ€Ś I have always had an aversion to throwing away clothes and my hoarding tendencies have certainly been exaggerated by the frugality of student life. Fashion has increasingly drifted towards vintage and sustainable style with this in mind, I decided to give some of the old clothes a bit of a makeover.
Bleaching This is slightly more complicated but creates a great effect. The bleach needs to be mixed in the ration one part to three parts water (standard household bleach is fine). Use a paintbrush to drip the dye onto certain areas; leaving some areas clear so the grey of the shorts was still visible. After the bleach dried I splattered black fabric paint onto the shorts to create more of a pattern. Dip dyeing This is a very easy technique and a good way to rejuvenate a stained t-shirt. I used Dylon powder dye in black. Be aware that standard colour mixing rules will apply (i.e. if you dye a blue top with red dye it will go purple). Place the top piece of your fabric into the dye (cotton fabric will have the best results). It will then absorb into the fabric and spread down the length of the material.
I left my fabric for about five minutes but the timing can be varied depending on how strong you want the effect to be.
This is the second part to Issue 12, 'Style and Drift'