DIY: Denim Refashioned 2 Ways!

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Todays DIY is a collaboration with fellow blogger Mo of whos that girl mo?  One, Monday out of the month we will be showing you two ways to refashion an article of clothing.  This Monday we are going to show you how to spruce up an old pair of denim to get you fall ready!  My DIY is based on the latest trend two-tone denim. This fall you will be seeing a lot denim  with different colors or patterns on the front and back.  Mo will show you how to revamp your jeans with an acid wash you can check out our her full tutorial here and see how mine came together below!

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  • White jeans
  • Black fabric paint
  • Painters tape
  • Paint brush

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I suggest you sketch out a design on a piece of paper first then use a fabric pencil to draw it out on your denim. I chose to skip the sketch part and make it up as I went along with my painters tape…… BUT…I found it harder doing it this way to make both sides mirror each other. So sketch it First!!  And Remember your design should only be on the front the back will remain all white.

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When planning your design choose the areas you want painted black and which ones will remain white. Make sure to slide a piece of cardboard or paper bag in between your pants before you painting.

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Pour some paint on a paper plate and begin to paint the areas that should be black.

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Fill in all your areas. Let your paint completely dry before removing your painters tape. Then continue to the other pants leg.  Let dry over night.  I recommend heat setting your fabric paint before wearing. This requires you to iron over your painted design. Place a piece cloth on top before doing so, set your iron on a medium setting with no stem.  Run the iron across the painted sections of fabric for a few minutes, constantly moving around to prevent scorching the fabric.

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When the paint has dried and the painters tape is off you will end up with a stylish pair of denim!

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Don’t forget to accessorize with your DIY clutch and  DIY cuff!

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This our first official post for refashion Mondays! Tell me what you think and don’t forget to go check out Mo’s DIY at whoisthatgirlmo.blogspot.com!

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