I had a pair of denim high waisted cut offs that I loved, then I hit it hard and lost two dress sizes. There’s that age old problem, you’re obviously ecstatic that you’re smaller but then all your clothes don’t fit! On the one hand you can go out and shop shop shop but on the other your beloved old clothes are redundant.
I wanted to update my dear shorts and I hot washed them and tumble dried them oh at least ten times, this unlike what so many people were saying didn’t work for my beauties. I decided to get stitchy and do it the old school way, pinning and sewing, they now fit a dream just like they used to!
Obviously losing weight excited me enough to go out and repurchase my entire wardrobe and therefore a few more pairs of denim shorts were purchased. So I updated my oldies further by dyeing them black as I don’t own a black pair. I initially wanted to dip dye them but I wasn’t happy with the results, with the dye being black there wasn’t a big impact like you would get with a brighter dye so I decided to dye them a flat black.
Dyeing is so easy and such a quick and simple way to change things, I used Dylon Black Velvet for hand wash and just followed the instructions which are pretty much to mix it, add salt and stir occasionally. Ah voila new shorts! As is often the case, the thread is often pre-treated and doesn’t take the colour but I think with denim this is no problem.
It does leave you thinking “what else can I dye!?”