[If you're new to the blog, the outfit was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]
Now let me just get this off my chest real quick. This is a easy-to-sew pattern. I just knew that I would be able to sew this thing up in an hour. When I tell you that one hour turned into two days I am not lying. The damn band around this kimono took the life right out of me. I sewed this damn band on twice the wrong way and had to take it out twice. I had to put it down and walk away each time I realized I had sewn it on wrong. Honestly I think I was a little to cocky for my own good and this easy-to-sew pattern put me in my place. [So pay attention to the band and those curved pieces!]
I was so pissed at myself after I finally got this together that I immediately cut out another one and put it together within an hour to redeem my own sanity, so there. I made my second DIY Kimono out of chambray and because it was like 10,000 degrees outside when we took these pictures, I could not make Mori stay out in the sun for more pictures. I will get it posted soon.
Now let's talk about these shorts, shall we? I bought an inexpensive pair of denim shorts, cut a bit of the length and slit the sides. I only wanted to apply the bleach design to the front of the shorts. I used bleach and q-tips to create the design on these shorts. I used circles as my inspiration just in all different sizes. I just used my imagination and ran with it. You can truly make unique clothing with this technique. I did not make a tutorial or document the process because I didn't really know how it was going to come out. But it's really similar to the stars and stripes bleach design I did a few years ago but this takes much more time and creativity.