DIY :: Taking in a Blazer & Adding Ombre

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First part of this DIY is to take in the blazer and to start that use a sean ripper and remove the arms from the blazer. If your blazer already fits, you can skip all these steps! Yay!
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Mark how much you want to take in the arm, pin along those lines and sew. Cut off the excess material if needed.
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Next is to take in the sides, do the same thing as the arms – mark, pin and sew, cut of excess material.

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With the jacket inside out, pin the arms back to the jacket and sew them back together.
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Now for the fun part! I used Rit Fuchsia dye. I pined the jacket together to make sure while I was dying the jacket one side wouldn’t end up sitting in the dye more that the other side.
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Add about 2 tbs of the power dye to bucket of warm water. Put the jacket on a hanger and dip it into the dye. I left mine for about 10-15 mins then brought the jacket up more and just left the very bottom of the jacket in the dye to create a better ombre effect (see picture below).
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Once you are happy with the colour, rinse the jacket and let it hang to dry. Make sure to put a towel underneath it to catch any excess water. I didn’t do this one time and at my moms house theres still a big purple stain in a carpet – oops! Fully wash the jacket, separate of course so the dye would run on to everything else.
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Blazer: DIY | Tank: Garage Clothing | Shorts: Marshalls | Pumps: Rocketdog
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