Monday, January 24, 2011

THE STORY OF DISTRESSED DENIMS


When you have a lot of time at hand, you tend to analyse things, people or maybe your own self. Likes, dislikes, styles etcetera etcetera. I have discovered a bohemian side of me, of which I wasn’t unaware but never did/made any special efforts to contribute towards it. Now with ample time, I am/have been conducting various (disastrous?)  experiments with my existing wardrobe.

I started off with scrapping a small part of my favourite pair of jeans. But I made a big mistake by scrapping up the wrong part i.e. near the knee. The jeans being tight-fit got totally torn at the knee!!! Not that I mind, but my dad sure does.

Well, I am planning to cover the torn portion from inside with a cloth (white) or maybe just crop them into shorts (any suggestions from your side are welcome!).

Now no more an amateur, I have mastered the art of distressing the denims. Here are some shots of my masterpiece. (It is still in the process of being distressed).




The instrument:pumice stone
Kindly don’t underestimate the job; it requires a lot of patience and perseverance. It takes hours and hours (well okay, I am over-exaggerating) actually minutes of scrapping softly the material with a pumice stone. To achieve the desired “natural” look you have to take care to not go overboard. Cool no?

Finally, I also cropped another pair of jeans. And knowing me, you would have probably guessed that I am putting the residual material to some very good use! Here is the “before” part:



And voila!

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I have a thing for bows actually…! The following pictures will explain my fixations.




I had fun doing all this even though my parents have stating having doubts about my sanity! But as long as I am having fun with it, I say hallelujah.


30 comments:

  1. wow.....pretty bows...!! i likes ;)

    n nyc timepass...!! reminded me of my shoes make over...!!

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  2. worthy innovation.. cn be nominated for sme award fr employment opportunity in small sector industries..hope the govt too rises wid sme innovative ideas to curb food inflation..sigh..

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  3. @सत्यप्रकाश पाण्डेय
    thanks

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  4. @Anonymous

    thanks. small scale industries, wow, its a damn good idea.

    as of price inflation, i only have to say "mehangai dain khaye jat hai".

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  5. चती को गाड़ी कहें, नगद माल को खोया
    रंगी को नारंगी कहें, देख कबीरा रोया।

    जीन्स फाड़ कर क्यों कबीरदासजी को दुखी कर रही हैं।

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  6. Nice to meet a very creative person. :)

    Beautiful. :)

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  7. hahahhaa, nice creativity. Keep up the good work.

    Cheers.

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  8. @ Praveen ji

    hahaha. ab iss baat ka main kya jawab du!

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  9. @Chandrika Shubham
    thankyou dear! pleasure is mine!

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  10. vallah..distressed denim...btw hey thanks ya...n wishes alwys to u..u r my very dear friend...

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  11. @Blasphemous Aesthete
    thanks dude!
    cheers!!!

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  12. @ R.Ramesh

    you too are a dear friend buddy!
    stay happy!

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  13. Sneha..Sneha..SEPO.
    Must say very creative stuffs u do with ur jeans...Hmm!How bout writing all sort of stuffs on ur jeans with fluo pens and callin an exhibition.I love the Knee part.It looks cool.I love teh bow thg..looks cute n girly.
    Dnt care bout sanity as long a u havin fun.I am completely crazy n have a distressed denim as well.My LEVIS GOT TORN MUCH TO MY CHAGRIN.i PROTEST.YES i DO DAT.i WEAR IT TO OFFICE ON Sunday..Lolzzzzzzz
    Cheers
    I love d post.
    Re create n redesign ur jeans..be a hippie:)

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  14. the bows are so cute! i see myself dissecting denims soonly :)

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  15. @ vishal

    thanks for appreciating the fruits of my hardwork!!

    hippie is the way to be!! :-)

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  16. @swati

    haha. do share the stuff, experience, pics, everything!!

    besties!

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  17. oh my god

    what u did with my favorite jeans??????????

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  18. very nice I might try to deform my jeans too :-D

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  19. @ Talha
    haha! do that!

    @ pripat
    thanks hunny

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  20. damn creative you are........
    i love that jeans pic with ripped nee.....:-D

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