Plain pink tank! You know I can’t resist pink!
I printed a design on some freezer paper. I cut out the design.
I ironed the stencil onto my tank (with low heat).
Then I got out my bleach pen and went to work filling in the design. I also filled up a spray bottle with 50:50 bleach and water and gave it a few spritzes.
I looked up some other tutorials on bleach stenciling and found that most people let the bleach sit for around 30minutes. I did just that and it didn’t seem to be done….so I waited. And waited. And waited some more. After the 2 hour mark I decided it must be done and I just didn’t realize it. I rinsed off the bleach and was left with….nothing. Na da. Not a thing.
Yep, nothing. So being very discouraged I dried the shirt and tried just spraying the shirt with 100% bleach and ended up with the same result…just a unharmed, un bleached pink tank top.
Oookay, soo plan C was put into action.
Like a not very smart person I didn’t save my original stencil that I’d made on the computer. So, plan C called for a slightly revised version of my first stencil. Printed that onto some freezer paper, cut it out and ironed the new stencil onto the tank top.
I used some Pewter fabric paint to paint on my design.
After the paint dried….
I cut 3 triangles of fabric that I had. (I think the patterns fit with the theme of the shirt) I wanted to make triangular cut outs on the back of the tank top. To do this I cut triangles of heat n bond (notice: I cut out the middle of each triangle)
I applied the heat n bond to the right side of the fabric this time, because I wanted it to be the visible part of the cut out.
I ironed on the heat n bond triangles onto the back side of the tank top. Then I cut the fabric out that was covering the fabric triangles.
My last step was to sew along the edges of the triangle cut outs, to make it look complete.
I mean really? Is there such things as bleach resistant material? I can say that after an unfortunate cleaning accident a pair of my work scrubs are not bleach resistant…why couldn’t it work on this silly tank top? Anyway…Happy Refashioning!!!