Fail: Bleach Bride T-Shirt

Name: Laura

Twitter: twitter.com/laurapickart

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/175570085445698685/

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What I Did: I thought this would be a great alternative to puffy painting over a dozen shirts for a Bachelorette Party. Right? Not so much. 1) the bleach bled WAY further than I thought. 2) Apparently the pink shirt I chose doesn’t bleach to white, but a slightly lighter pink, even though I left it on for 23 minutes (longer than recommended). 3) I chose a design and font that while adorable, doesn’t convert to bleach.

*It’s supposed to say “Jenny’s Bachelorette Party” with the date 04.27 and a big diamond ring

At least I still had the iron-ons for the bridal party, and the receipt for the rest of the shirts–so I only ruined one!

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: We decided that this project only works under the same conditions as the blogger used originally–giant letters, giant images on pastel colored clothes.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS FAIL:

  1. the gleaner

    Are you sure it wasn’t the blend of the shirt? (more polyester than cotton) I had the same thing happen to me. Look for 100% cotton shirts and it will work every time. =)

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  3. Sandra Fiegi

    Every kind of cloth bleaches down to a different color so you should check bleach one first. I think it really looks pretty good even if it didn’t turn out exactly like the pinterest one.

  4. Shannon

    This actually works QUITE well if you use 100% cotton and a properly mixed chlorine bleach solution, along with the right stencil and adhesive. If you don’t want to re-use the stencil, freezer paper works well (wax on one side, plain on the other – iron the stencil on wax-side-down so that it’s REALLY stuck). I made and sold shirts like this for my dog club, and made several Doctor Who themed ones for myself.

    There’s even a whole subreddit dedicated to this. Just practice it a couple times, once you get the hang of it it’s super fun and easy! You just have to be willing to mess up a few shirts until you get the hang of it. Use old fabric/shirts you already have on hand for practice.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/bleachshirts/

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