Raiding My Sister's Closet: The Mini Makeover

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I have been wanting to do a mini-makeover on this sweater for several months, and it was fun to have an excuse to make it happen.  I saw this photo from Anthropologie sometime earlier this year and thought it was such a cool idea for an old sweater.  I wanted to use a colored sweater, but I also didn't want to pay for something that I might wreck, and this sweater was free from a clothing swap that I hosted a few months ago.  So, I decided to dip dye it in bleach.  I had to use A LOT of bleach, but after a good long time sitting in a bleach filled sink, the black really lightened up nicely!  I may or may not be slightly obsessed with my handiwork. 

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Check out what Janssen and Merrick made over! 
      

5 comments

  1. Landen this is so cute! nice work =)

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  2. This is VERY cool. And glad to see that dress getting some wear!

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  3. This looks great! Did the bleach seem to effect the feel or quality of the fabric? Or is it still the same as the unbleached part? Thanks!

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