Camouflage Denim: A Different Casual

Stonewash DIY
Not long ago after I had been asked by my friend Aaron to do a class on textile dyeing for his art students I decided to start with a quick session for my close friends. It gave me time to do a pre-teaching class before I actually went on with the real thingI wasn't too keen on the idea in the beginning. It's been a long while since I've taught a crafts class, but my nervous energy developed into a much calmer and comfortable feeling in the end.

Fortunately the class went very well, as the artful teenager's attention seemed to be held by the subject nicely. Afterward, I showed my temporary pupils a few other dyeing examples including these jeans (above) that I had finished. "I want those," yelled one young girl. I was quite surprised because though I loved them, a couple of my friend's asked if I was going to wear them out! Of course, I was! I will forgive those two people, as fashion is not their focal point in life. (Joking!) 

Aside from the comical relief that I apparently provided for a couple of folks, I was very happy for the outcome of my denim stone-wash project. 
Fashion Tales style     
How to Get the Camouflage: 
All that was needed was coffee, bleach, water, and optional bands. I used charcoal not black old denim jeans. First I soaked the denim with coffee, then sporadically spraying bleach on the front and back.

Let them rinse in the washing machine. After it finished spinning, I then poured a large amount of coffee in random motion preferably in a few of the bleached areas (this creates a layering, marbled effect). Be mindful of the crotch and bum areas. Wait approx. 30 min.
Stonewash DIY

Fashion Tales Denim DIY

Next, I rinsed the denim again, and this time pouring around 1cup of bleach and water on front and back areas, focusing on the parts that you want lighter (This part of the directions works best if it's done when the denim is loosely scrunched all together with rubber bands).

Let it sit for about 3-5 minutes and wash/rinse. *Do not dry denim until the last step is finished. Please be careful when bleaching and dyeing textiles, if you are not experienced seek expert advice.
    
The goods: Denim-H&M/Ladyofashion modified, Heels-Salvatore Ferragamo, Necklaces: Ribbon necklace-Ladyofashion, Zipper-DIY, Silver chain linking-F21, Waistcoat-AbStudio, Leather clutch-DIY

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71 comments

  1. They are abs fab - i cant believe you did them yourself - great finish x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  2. You've done a great job,loving those jeans!!!! Also love how you styled them,you look stunning!! :) 

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  3. Thanks so much Claire! I loooove them! -xx :)

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  4. TANISHAEVERETT19 March, 2012

    Love this! fabulous way to add a twist to style :-)

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  5. What a cool DIY Madison!! I don't know that I have the patience for it, but they're awesome!

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  6. Those pants are amazing!  Great job, you look so so chic!!

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  7. i REALLY like that look, and i'm not a camouflage girl. VERY VERY nice! You look great girl.
     http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. Richa Sharma20 March, 2012

    great pictures. love the tie dye u did.. great work... nice blog dear if u like mine too may be v can follow each other http://lets-doll-up.blogspot.com/

    A giveaway on ma blog too

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  9. oh my gawrsh! they turned out great! I haven't had the courage to play with dyeing/bleaching cloth yet, but now I WANT a pair of those jeans! Good job lady-- they look fabulous on you!

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  10. Skinnyhipster20 March, 2012

    nice clutch!!

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  11. ellesees.blogspot.com20 March, 2012

    so rad! and it made me jump up and down (internally, since i'm sneakily doing this at work) bc i love it so.

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  12. Ahh, those jeans look amazing! You did a fantastic job!

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  13. sartorialsidelines20 March, 2012

    It's really cool that you taught that class - and those jeans are awesome!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  14. GlamKitten8820 March, 2012

    I want your pants.  Not in a creepy way.  Just in an envious way.
    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  15. Amazing DIY, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  16. Thanks so much! It was fun to do. :)

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  17. haha! I love it! Thanks for paying my blog a visit during work hours ... I won't tell! xo

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  18. :) I appreciate the compliment even more! Thanks. I'm so happy with the result.

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  19. wow, that's very creative..the denim looks great and has a European flare to it.

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  20. Soooooooooooo clever, wowwwwwwwwww
     XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  21. Sick by Trend20 March, 2012

    very cool those trousers!! love the camouflage.. it is different

    xxwww.sickbytrend.com

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  22. They look utterly brilliant, you are a styling queen! x

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  23. mythriftycloset20 March, 2012

    the stone wash effect turned out really well. Not sure if I have the confidence to try it tho' maybe if I can find a cheap pair of jeans at the thrift store. Thanks for sharing, it's a fabulous idea!

    mongsmythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  24. I admire your skill and DIY attitude.  The jeans turned out great.

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  25. Wow, it looks amazing! Congrats on the lesson too! :)

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  26. I can't believe those are a DIY! They came out perfectly.

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  27. Yes, I think one of my favourite DIYs that I've done. Thanks, I looove the result!

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  28. Yes, it is a bit of a patience tester. lol Thanks, Mongs so glad that you like them too! -xo

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  29. CurrentlyCoveting20 March, 2012

    I can't believe you dyed them yourself, it looks designer done! great job!

    XO,Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com 

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  30. Those are pretty interesting!  Very cool!!!! What a great DIY!

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  31. NO WAY you did this? Simply amazing job lovely! I want a pair!!!
    x.o.x.o

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  32. Style Delights20 March, 2012

    WOW, such a great DIY idea. And patterned pants are all th erage this season!!! Thanks for sharing! Love your blog! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights BlogLet's Twitter TogetherFriend and Fan on Facebook

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  33. lol, Of course I did doll! (I know that was rhetorical!) hehe! I'd love to make you a pair one day. Hope you're having a great week so far. -xx 

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  34. Giovanna Pacini20 March, 2012

    Thank you for the bday wishes! Super cool DIY! I need to try it out!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  35. This is an awesome DIY!  Madison, I saw a similar pair of jeans on Song of Style but her dye was only on the top part of the waistband!  I like the all over look!

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  36. Thank you! Yes, I'm loving patterned pants as well. Enjoy your week. -xo

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  37. What cool jeans you have m'dear and how cool that you taught others how to make them!  What a great idea to practice on your friends.  These came out very well!  Thank you for the comment on my blog!

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  38. Those pants are flipping amazing. They came out amazingly!! 

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  39. heatherfonseca21 March, 2012

    Wow! Super fabulous. I think I'd wear them every day.

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  40. Thanks so much Daniella! 

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  41. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle21 March, 2012

    Love what you did! I dyed a dress a few years back in a textile dying class and it turned out great.

    xo Mary Jo

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  42. I am usually not a big fan of camo, BUT these pants are great and they are just great on you!

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  43. i love this look on you, and it's even more impressive that you made them! 

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  44. How fun! They came out great :)

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  45. What an excellent denim dyeing job!  Of course you should wear them out!  And thanks for your good wishes on the move.

    www.thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com

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  46. Oh to Be a Muse21 March, 2012

    Not only do I think they look awesome, but I am uber impressed that you made them and you did a crafts class about them as well. so talented!

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  47. Those pants are FANTASTIC!  What a great DIY.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  48. Gabriely Tavares21 March, 2012

    great DIY! i love it!

    www.yarascloset.com.br

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  49. Amazing diy. They do have a nice marble effect. And I like the charcoal black peaking through. It looks nicer than a deep black would, I think. 

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  50. wow that is pretty awesome!  just a quest.. did u pour the coffee while it was IN the washing machine?  no i hope.. i think BF would think i was nuts if i tried that

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  51. That's so creative! They look great! Thanks for sharing :)

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  52. lol no! works best if you have a container/bowl. I think the bf would go a bit crazy if I poured it in our reg. machine. Thanks for your comment. They are my new favourite! :-)

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  53. Thank you! That's the idea. :-) xo

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  54. this rocks!  what a great idea :)

    p.s. congrats for the IFB link, I'm on there too.x

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  55. These look AMAZING! Such a great idea, and I love how unique they look.

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  56. These pants made my mouth drop..lol
    Amazing..new follower...lol

    chunkyfunkymonkeyz.blogspot.com/

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  57. I LOVE this! So adorable and creative! I have a an old pair of dark pants that I was considering tossing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. Tiny Closet25 March, 2012

    Found your blog on IFB's roundup and I love this post!  I am usually scared of "marble" style denim because it can easily look like a mess but you did an impressive job mama!  Wow, your friends are crazy for not seeing the fabulousness in your diy.  I would rock those babies!  Great job :)

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  59. Thanks for visiting! I really appreciate it, yes, I'm sure a few of my friends will want me to make them a pair soon. :-) Enjoy your weekend. 

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  60. Thanks! I wanted it to be different, and I'm so happy with it. Very custom to my style. :)

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  61. omg!!! this is fantastic!!! i really want to do this but we may need a date for you to walk me through this b/c i'm a little intimidated by the directions. the outcome is 100% worth my apprehensions :)

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  62. Ha! No problem my friend! It's quite easy though, but let me know if you have any questions for any DIY! Enjoy your day! 
    *your nickname is "J" by the way! Hope it's okay, lol. 

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