Monday, March 19, 2012

New Pair of Jeans

In my child-bearing years I have worn a wide range of sizes.  And I have learned not to get rid of certain clothes, especially jeans, because they will eventually fit again.

I really liked the way this particular pair of jeans fit me (especially the length), but the color was a bit dated/lacking/faded.  So I bought some "denim blue" Rit dye and hoped I wouldn't regret the outcome.    


  And I'm happy to say the end result turned out great...perfect for spring!


These jeans now remind me of some of the bright spring/summer 
colors popping up at Old Navy and Loft.  

Linking here

41 comments:

  1. Ohhh.. love the color! I need to try this for some of my older jeans. Great idea :)

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  2. Great idea, they look perfect. andi

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  3. Looks great. Rit seem to have got that colour spot on.

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  4. Great idea!! Looks great too. Stopping by from Serendipity and Spice linky party and your newest follower.

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  5. A great fit is always better than any other feature. Great idea to change the color!

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  6. Love the update...I'm a fan of dark denim! New to your blog and glad to have found your creative space on the web:D

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  7. What a great idea! I'm afraid my jeans never last long enough to fade that much. Usually I wear them out.

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  8. This is such a great idea! I recently died some white cotton pants red and I was so pleased with the results. So smart to take it to jeans!

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  9. The color turned out great! I never tried blue before, but did re-dye a couple of old (perfect fitting, lol) black jeans after they had faded. The black dye also worked well, and really extended the life of the jeans. I will have to try the blue next! Thanks!

    Patty

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  10. Great minds think alike, I also dyed my jeans last week! Yours look great!!

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  11. Great idea! I just took a pair of flares that fit really well and turned them into skinny jeans. Another great way to keep them if they fit well!

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  12. I read somewhere that a combination of the denim blue and a black package gives a nice dark wash denim look - am about to try it on a bunch of faded jeans of my own. Hope it works!

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    1. ooh... that sounds promising! I want to try that!

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  13. I had NO idea they made dye for jeans. That is the greatest idea to dye fading jeans! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  15. I love that idea. I Never thought to use Rit dye on jeans. I've used it on curtains but never jeans. I'm your newest follower. I hope you will follow me back. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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  16. What a clever idea to dye your jeans!! I am going to have to give it a go! I would LOVE it if you would be willing to share this at our party going on now-Monday. Thanks

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  18. Adorable! They look fabulous! I haven't used Rit in forever! Thanks for sharing with my group!
    Melody
    One Chatty Chic

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  19. Looks like a whole new pair of jeans!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  20. incredible. came out great. what a great idea. i like getting 'new' cloths for spring!

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  21. Great idea to spruce up something old!
    Thanks for coming by to link up...I would love to have you back this week!
    See you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  22. I love taking old clothes and making them new again. They turned out great. I'll definitely have to keep this idea in mind.

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