DIY: Ombre Shorts

Its scorching hot outside. Its the hottest summer I've ever had. Pheww! -.- I have to carry a bottle of water even inside the house and drink water every now and then to prevent dehydration. 

Anyway, I've seen a lot of photos and videos all over the internet about acid washed shorts and stuff and then a few days ago, I've read Ms Eggplant's Chronicles' DIY on Ombre shorts so I decided to make one too. I also based this tutorial in one of the videos I saw in Youtube. Although I'm not used to wear shorts even at home, why not? After all, the world is so hot and I cannot dare to wear something long as pajamas these days. The problem is, I cut it really short -.- but I think it will do. In the first place, I intend to wear it only at home.

What you will need:
-old pants/short

Pull out your old pants or shorts.
I have never used this pants for so long, the last time I used this was in high school. This was a bit bigger for me before and luckily it already fits on me well.

 Cut the pants on your desired length. You can either cut it straight or slantingly (inverted triangle). Cut the front portion an inch longer than the back part. 
I adjusted and cut again the back part for about an inch because  I didn't get it exactly  at first (as you can see at the photo)

Using a tweezer, pull out the white threads at the edge and use a blade to distress it a bit.

Use any pale or shallow container and dilute the bleach in a small amount of water. Soak the part of the short you want to bleach with until you achieve your desired color. Then wash it with pure water to stop the bleaching process.
I ran out of bleach and diluted it with too much water so it took me almost five hours to achieve the color -.- 

  Let it dry and then tadaaaa! :) You're done! Finish product!

Easy right?  I got the right gradient effect that I want and I was able to remade this piece of garment that I almost threw out. I hope you like it! :D The next thing I want to try is dip dying shorts or shirts in colors. How about that? :)


  1. These are really cool. I had a pair of jeans I wanted to dip-dye but I cut them too short! I'd really like to see these on? :)x

    1. I'll try this on and take some photo in the next days..

  2. Replies
    1. try it! :) let me know your post about it! :D

  3. I love DIY's. I'm doing mine also. But I love this DIY of yours. I'm gonna try it. Thanks for sharing it. Following you now. :) Bissous! x

  4. im scared of doing that to my old pants >.<
    might not turn out the way i want it too :(

    1. haha.. don't worry, just use your oldest pants so you wouldn't be so sad if in case it would not turn out the way you want it to.

  5. Ombre is my favourite! I love it! You did a great job with the shorts. I have so much ombre on my blog, I think you might like it! I really like your blog, it would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too :) :)

  6. Nice post! Thanks for sharing this tutorial dear, I'm gonna try it soon :)

  7. Very well done dear, it looks amazing & fabulous!

    XO, Imke

  8. Wow, these look great! I'm putting this on my craft to-do list for the summer. And to think stores charge a fraktillion dollars for something you can do yourself! (Found this on Chictopia, btw!)


  9. im going to try this one, but on Denim shirt:) thanks for sharing this. Lovely blog, cheers! im following you!

  10. Great DIY! Absolutely stunning!

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  12. This is a really good idea! will def give it a go! Thanks for sharing! :) x


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