Yes, I know 23490823 other bloggers have done this already, but at least I can promise you I will spend an extraordinary amount of time on this and will be completely obsessed with coming as close as I can to the "cloud wash." Thus far, I have bleached and washed these jeans twice using Clorox Plus High Efficiency Bleach (I made the mistake of using store brand bleach on one spot and it did not compare at all). I used a small rag to apply the bleach, because I thought that would create the cloudy, crinkled effect I was looking for. Then I distressed these jeans further (they've already been well-worn as they are Guess jeans, circa 1996) using a pumice stone, which is great for softening the fabric gently, and cheese grater, which is better for more extreme distressing. Here's where I'm at:
Now, I've done one more run with the bleaching and might do one more. After that, I intend to rip up the right knee and go at them with the cheese grater again. I know you will be waiting breathlessly on my progress.
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