I have long been curious with how to make ombre shorts. I have watched several youtube videos and voila, I made my own yesterday. Mine’s not perfect though. I was not able to secure the needed (Venus) packets for desired color so the middle color turned out very light. I only had two.
My shorts were originally a light denim color so I immersed half of them first in bleach. (I forgot to take a picture with the original shorts.) I wrung them so they won’t drip, but they’re still damp.
I soaked it in for, like a minute.
This time, if you don’t like the shade of your color, you can increase the amount of your dye. I didn’t have any more violet dye so it was very light. Next, I changed the shade of the dye by adding 2 packets each of navy blue and red dyes. The color changed to maroon, and it sets as my bottom color. Finally, I dipped the bottom part of my shorts into the maroon dye.
Hanged them dry.
I hope this helps in making yours too. =))
What you’ll need:
- A pot of boiling water
- Different shades of dye (I had 2 packets of purple, 2 packets each of navy blue and red for the bottom color)
- Bucket and a stirrer