It’s Maddie again. My mom asked me to share my latest refashion project with you. This is a denim shirt I found at Goodwill. It’s actually a children’s shirt, so the sleeves are a little short for me, but since I was planning to wear it with the sleeves rolled up, I thought it would be okay if they were short. I paid $2. The first thing I did was lay out an old towel on the tile, so I wouldn’t damage the carpet with bleach.

denim shirt and bleach

I used a mix of half bleach and half water and sprayed the bottom of the shirt until it was pretty wet. As I moved higher on the shirt, I opened the spray bottle and dripped the bleach onto the shirt in big drops, trying to make it more splotchy. {The bleach was dripping off the straw looking part of the spray nozzle.} I let it sit for a few minutes to make sure it was getting lighter.

bleaching the denim shirt

Once it looked the way I wanted, I threw the shirt and the towel in the wash by themselves so I wouldn’t get bleach on anything else. It came out just the way I had imagined. I will definitely need to keep my sleeves rolled up, but I like this look with a cami underneath the unbuttoned shirt. What do you think?

bleach splattered denim shirt

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6 Responses to Bleached Denim Shirt

  1. Dee says:

    I love what you have done! I shall have to pin it for future reference.

  2. Tee says:

    Totally adorable!

  3. Christine says:

    LOVE IT!! Would you believe I don’t own bleach.. I have never bought any.. I’m scared it will damage my clothing haha

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

  4. Rebecca says:

    This looks great! I love the idea of rolling up the sleeves if they are too short. It’s hard to find thrift store clothing that fits perfectly, so that’s a great way to fix too-short sleeves and it looks so cute!

  5. Sarah Forhan says:

    Maddie great job I can see why your mom would want you to share your shirt – it came out great! Your link-up was chosen as a Bowdabra Designer favorite and has been featured on our Feature Friday Post.

    FYI – We also showcased the Green Square Pendant from your Etsy shop. The link-up had the most clicks for our Etsy party!

    Thanks so much for adding your link to our Bowdabra Saturday Showcase. We hope to see you weekly at our link-up parties. :-)

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