I started by hitting up my local Salvation Army. I currently didn't have a flannel worth experimenting with aaaaand I wanted something as similar to Christopher's as possible. I managed to find one pretty darn similar for $6.99, which was admittedly a little pricey by my SalVal standards (I know, cheapo). I had bleach left over from my denim project, as well as gloves and trash bags... so we were good to go. As far as bleaching this, I didn't have a plan but to try to have the fading work it's way up. I did my darndest with somewhat mixed results.
I worked for awhile with diluted bleach (so as to not eat through the fabric) and had a hard time getting the fading completely done. I was actually slightly disappointed with how this shirt came out. Apparently, some of the threading must be synthetic or bleach resistant because the red did not fade like I wanted it to. While there is a cool effect to the shirt, it doesnt achieve that of Chris's. Oh well, I still like it a lot aaaaand dude, it's super comfortable so that's a win-win.
What do you think?
- Use caution with liquid bleach.
- Never mix bleach with ammonia or vinegar. These create a potentially lethal gas.
- Use precautionary measures to prevent accidental spills or stains.