Tuesday, 3 April 2012

"HOW MANY SEAS MUST A WHITE DOVE SAIL, BEFORE SHE SLEEPS IN THE SAND?"

Listening to: Blowin' in the Wind- Bob Dylan.

I finally know whats going on uni wise- looks like I'm back on another placement full time :( very very angry about this but at least I know what I'm doing now; and my tutor has arranged that if i get everything done super quick I can cut my placement short. Now all I have to do is sort out funding and I'm back on a ward as a student nurse (which although is a bit of a pain in the bum- I am looking forward too).

It seems like stress brings out my DIY skills as I finally got round to turning a pair of old jeans into shorts for the summer.



They were incredibly simple to make! So here is what I done (in case you wanted to do the same).

I simply mixed 1 part normal bleach too 3 parts with water (I used quite thick bleach so I watered it down well to make it soak through evenly), hung the jeans in the solution upside down for a few hours (don't worry the bubbles did disappear), than left the jeans to soak in baking powder and water for an hour (to neutralise the bleach- otherwise the bleach will continue activating with the fabric and the best result would be lighter colours, the worse the fabric will start falling apart), then put them through a wash in the washing machine.


The  Using fabric pens (as they leave a nice clear mark) I measure where i wanted the shorts too go and cut them. The most difficult part was fraying the edges- it took a while but I gently pulled at the seems with a pin.


 
 
 




















My boyfriend suggested to me to encourage the edges to fray I should wash them in a cool wash, so (along with a few other denim pieces) I chucked them into a 30 wash. They look fantastic!






Shorts: DIY
Cardigan: Topshop
Tights, socks and top: Primark
Creepers: eBay.

I don't know how a man with a normal sized head can fit in so much knowledge! He's an absolute genius and knows how to make me happy. Not once did he try to take over the whole time I was making these (or any other DIY) until I needed his help which he gave without me even asking.

I don't know any other man that gives me  this MASSIVE box of chocolates then eats all the one I don't like (even if hes not really a fan) so I don't accidentally eat the praline ones with bits of nut in them.



Then eats all the strawberry creams (his favourite) only after I say that I don't want them- such self control, Much more then I have. 

What is everyones favourite/ least favourite chocolate? And what does everyone think of the shortss?
Jodie x

32 comments:

  1. oh lovely! you did a good job ;)

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  2. Love the shorts! I've always wanted to do this but I'm not brave enough with the bleach! :)

    HH xx

    http://headhuntedtoday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Give it a go! If you mix it with quite a bit of water the bleaching process takes quite a few hours so there's no need to worry about the condition of the clothes.
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  3. Love what you did so cute. Defo gonna try :) xoxo

    http://shugahlicious-shug.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you- you have to give it a go! X

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  4. Those shorts are fab, great DIY!

    Drea @ Drea's Junkyard

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  5. Nice shoes! :D my favorite chocolate is Hershey KISSES :3

    http://thesimplegirlonthefashiontrack.blogspot.com/

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    1. I've never had Hershey kisses- I feel like im missing out big time. Going to have to keep my eyes wide open for them
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  6. Great idea to bleach the top! Looks amazing! I'm definitely
    going to have to try it out!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog
    Becca xoxo
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

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    1. Let me know when you do- I would love to see how someone else got on.
      Thats ok- I love your blog. thank you for commenting on mine.
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  7. i like those shorts!! that's a great idea! i haven't tried any dying/bleaching and am really curious. hmmm ...

    jen
    www.livetreschic.blogspot.com

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    1. Give it a go- I thought it wsould be a lot harder than it looks but its easy peasy.
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  8. I've got a pair of pants that I don't like and will try to turn them into shorts.. I didn't know you could through them in a wash and it would fray nicely! Sweet.

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    1. That's what my boyfriend says- as long as its a 30 or 40
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  9. you've made me want to eat chocolate now! and fab diy! wish i did buy the shorts now too!!

    thanks for the comment on my blog,
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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    1. Our only have a few more days until chocolate eggs!
      I can't stop DIY-ing. If only I had a few more day in the week.
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    1. Can't wait to crack open my Easter egg

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  11. WHAT A GOOD DIY SESH! they honestly look amazing, may try this some time

    i always go for the strawberry creams mmm

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    1. Thank you. I used to love strawberry cream but then I started on the orange cream now I can't stop.

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  12. Amazing DIY. The shorts look very nice on ya.

    My giveaway has started. Come have a look.
    http://chicadvisor.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. Of course I'll check out your blog and your giveaway- thank you for letting me know
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  13. The shorts look great! Love your creepers too, and your boyfriend sounds like a sweetie!

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    1. Thank you. I can't get enough of my creepers- I've wannted a pair for about 8 years but i always thought it was something I couldn't afford. So glad I pushed the boat out I can't stop wereing them.
      He is a sweetie, Hes just to amazing for words I look at him every day and can't believe how lucky I am to have met him
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  14. I love these shorts. Think i'll need to give it a try. Might try from the legs up.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Elle xx
    www.beautyshewrote.info

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    1. Yes do- that would look amazing!
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  15. Great cutoffs and love your creepers!

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