What you’ll need to ombre: old pair of jeans, bleach & a spray bottle
Step 1: Cut one leg to desired length (I cut a little longer to test what length I liked best)
Step 2: repeat to other side
Step 3: Test pant leg you cut. Soak pant leg in warm water.
Step 4: Mix 1/2 bleach and half water. Spray on leg to test denim.
Tested pant leg.
Step 5: Soak shorts in warm water.
Step 6: Spray heavy amount at the bottom of the pants and slowly make your ways upward. Remember to do the same in the back of the pants. I had a fan to help dry the shorts and see faster results. I had to do this a few times.
Step 7: After desired amount of ombre is complete, rinse out bleach. Afterwards, put in washer and dryer.
Step 8: Cut shorter, if desired.
Step 9: Cut both sides to same length.
What you’ll need to add lace: dry ombre shorts, pins, lace and a sewing machine (can be sewed by hand).
Step 10: Turn shorts inside out. Pin lace to inside of shorts.
Step 11: Sew lace to shorts. Make sure to use a zigzap stitch. This will keep the jeans from fraying upward and securing the lace on the shorts. Repeat on both sides. Cut excess lace.
Completed! Your own DIY ombre lace trim shorts!
These shorts were inspired by a friend who was going to Coachella. We have several DIY nights. I brought over my sewing machine, we found our favorite bottle of red wine and we begun making our projects! These shorts were inspired by a pair she saw at Urban Outfitters. They turned out great. Good luck. Let me know if you have any questions.
A few tips: make sure you do this in a ventilated area. To speed up the process, use a fan or put these out in the sun to dry faster.