DIY: Denim Ombre Shirt

Written by Jackie Onderko. Posted in Accessories

I know, I know, I have been on an ombre kick lately, but I can’t help it!  There is just something fascinating about the gradual color change from light to dark.

This time, I come to you with a DIY project for a denim ombre shirt.

Here is what you will need:

-       Denim shirt (or shorts, jeans, vest, etc- I found mine at a thrift store!)

-       RIT color remover (can be found at Walmart for under $2)

-       Pot and stove

-       Bleach (if needed)

Step 1- Fill a deep pot with water.  You should make sure you would have enough water to immerse the whole shirt into.

Step 2- Put the pot on the stove and turn on the burner.  When the water starts simmering, stir in the RIT color remover and make sure it dissolves completely.

Step 3- Remove the pot from the stove and immerse the entire shirt into the water solution for about 2 minutes.

Step 4- Take the bottom 1/3 of the shirt out of the solution and leave the top 2/3’s of the shirt still soaking for another 5 minutes.

Step 5- Take out the bottom 2/3’s of the shirt, and leave the top 1/3 soaking for 5 more minutes.

Step 6- Take the entire shirt out of the pot and rinse with cold water.  Be careful, the shirt will be hot.

Step 7- If the very top of your shirt seems too dark (like mine did), mix an equal solution of bleach and water and let the top soak for as long as desired.

Step 8- Throw the shirt in the wash and you are ready to go!




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  • Michelle


    Great article! Thanks for your ideas.


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