from which I chopped about five inches
before washing them in a quick wash and dipping them into a bucket of 1:1 bleach to water.
I left them like this for an hour or so, then pulled them out a bit every hour over four hours. I washed them in the hottest cycle and let them air dry.
Some bits I like. Others, not quite so much:
I should have made sure there were no folded bits each time I pulled the jeans further out from the bleach bath. (In my defence, I was popping in and out of the house while working in the back garden). Lesson learned! I'm considering giving them another beach bath for about an hour in the hopes of softening the edges and I also need to decide on a summer-y design to Sharpie onto the lower legs.
I'm thinking strawberries in honour of the great crop we had this summer at IWOM Central. I've seen plenty like this with 'tribal' or very geometric designs but don't want to go that route. If you've any ideas, please share 'em!
The original inspiration can be found here.