DIY denim studded jacket – refashion

Alida wows us again with another amazing DIY post inspired by pinterest!!

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Hey y’all!  A while ago I asked a question on my blog: what kind of Pinspiration post do YOU want to see?  The number one answer?  DENIM.  You wanted to know how to distress it, how to bleach it, how to put studs on it.  Well, your wish is my command!  

 I started out with a dark denim jacket from Old Navy.  I bought it back in September and I’ve NEVER worn it.  I have this problem with basics.  While they seem good in theory, if they’re too boring I never touch them.  So was the case here. 

 So how did I get from this…
To this?  It’s SO EASY!

Bleach for 8 hours.  I used 8 cups of bleach and filled the bathtub about 3 inches deep.  I bleached a couple of other things with this jacket…you’ll see more on that later.  Once it reaches the color you want, wash and dry it in the washing machine.

Now you’re ready to add some BLING!  It’s really, really ridiculously easy.
Repeat, repeat, repeat.  If you want a funkier look you can mix up the sizes of your studs like in the Pinspiration picture.  I would have done that if I’d had different sized studs, but sadly I didn’t :-(



I am super in love with how this turned out!


 Yeah, basics aren’t my thing, but I’m realizing that’s ok!  


For more refashion projects, check out my Tutorials Page on Alida Makes!


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I am the wife of a medical student and the mother of four incredible children. I love fashion, and am obsessed with Pinterest! I feel that great fashion should be accessible to everyone so I will help you recreate top looks for less! [Read more]


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    I’m impressed, I have to say. Certainly rarely do I encounter a blog that is both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. I am really happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

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    Love your denim jacket and the inspiration your blog brings into my world. Am so doing this jacket for GD then dyeing over. Thx


  1. […]  It’s Alida again from Alida Makes, with another denim tutorial.  Last time I shared how to bleach and stud a jacket, this time I’m taking it a step further and dying the bleached jacket.  Here was my […]

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