indiDenim, the site that allows you to design your own premium, custom denim online, has just launched an Online Jean Builder (where you can see your design being built), virtual Design Vault (where other’s can buy, rate, comment on your design), and Social Network Integration. With the addition of proprietary cutting-edge design and sharing tools, indiDenim and indiTailored are offering consumers an unmatched tailored apparel solution and design community. To celebrate the introduction of their latest features, any shopper who posts a design to the new indiDenim Design Vault during the month of October will be entered into a custom jean giveaway.
“Today’s online experience is becoming increasingly customized and community-oriented,” says Marybeth Luber, CEO of indiCustom. “Designing your own apparel, watching it come to life in front of you, sharing it with others on the web, and ultimately having it made just to your measurements is more compelling to consumers than ever. It’s an engaging and personalized process that gives shoppers exactly what they want — clothing made to their precise specifications.”
Producing custom fit patterns based on simple information about individual body shape, indiDenim and indiTailored allow visitors to design their very own custom premium denim and dress shirts from anywhere, anytime. Highlights of the new features include: an Online Builder that enables customers to see their product being built in real-time; the Design Vault where shoppers
can post designs and create their own designer identity, as well as browse, search, rate and buy products designed by other customers; Social Network Integration that allows the sharing of designs via Facebook, Twitter and other sites; and the Digital Closet, which stores order history, including the customer’s perfect fit pattern for easy re-ordering.
indiDenim has added ten “creative destruction” distressing packages, as well as new luxurious Japanese, Spanish, and American denim fabrics; and indiTailored is introducing contrast collar and cuff options and a new slim fit body style. Other new design details include a seasonally-changing quote label and the shirt’s “born on” date sewn into the bottom of the placket.
All orders come with a Perfect Fit Promise and Worry-Free Shopping Guarantee, which ensures fit adjustments until 100% satisfaction or your money back. Shipping is complimentary on all orders worldwide.
Lindsay Lohan and Ashley Tisdale are just a couple celebs that have been seen out in studded denim vests. The Sleeveless snap jacket from Current/Elliott is sure to be hot seller this season. The price tag might be a bit daunting, especially for such a trendy item. I stumbled upon this article on how to make your own denim vest and I thought I’d share!
Denim jacket (A thrifted or older version works perfectly. Look at the children’s section, if you want a snugger fit)
Studs (these can be found at a craft store or ordered online)
Remove the sleeves of the jacket at the seam.
Tie rubber bands on the jacket, in sections (like you tie-dye a t-shirt) the more bands you use and the thicker you make them, the more distinguished the bleaching is going to be. After you have tied the bands on the denim, place it into the bucket with a diluted bleach water mixture (ratio should be 1:4, bleach:water). The color of your vest will vary dependent on the time you leave it in the bleach.
After the jacket has dried, add studs!
Images and article from Lmagazine and can be accessed here.
Denim Jewellery is a must for the coming season, these fabulous pieces from Denim Designs will look great with any outfit. This necklace is a round denim stone with a loop drop and is on an 18″ rope chain and retails at $11.25, another must have fashion accessory.
The denim bracelet is made from recycled denim blue jeans and made into a solid denim stone, how amazing is that? It retails at $14.25
This is a wonderful butterfly set, the earrings and necklace together compliment each other, what a beautiful design. It retails at $21.49
These earrings are hand made with an oval stone, are are a very popular design. Currently retailing at $11.25
Each denim stone is hand made, treated, then made into lovely jewellery, although the denim stone is solid, it is very lightweight and comfortable to wear. Denim jewellery is the perfect accessory to wear with denim since it is made from ‘real denim’. What are youl waiting for… go get yours now!
images from denimdesignsjewelry.com
Here is an easy way to get yourself some tie-dye destroyed jeans. What you will need:
1. White jeans-you can use jeans that have been a little dirty because hey you are going to dye them anyways. The 100% cotton jeans are the best to destroy as they fray the most though the stretch versions can work too just not as well.
2. Procion Dye-you can buy the dye here I do not suggest trying black as it is a very hard color to tie-dye. All other colors should work fine though. 2 oz is enough dye to do about 3 pairs of jeans.
3. Soda Ash Fixer-you can buy the ash fixer here This will set the dye so that it does not bleed too much. One cup of Soda Ash Fixer is enough to do two small pairs of jeans.
4. Rubber Gloves.
5. Newspapers – you don’t want to dye your house, so these will help protect your work area.
6. Empty squirt bottle (optional) – you can squirt the dye on the jeans if you have one of these
7. Measuring cup, measuring tablespoon, plastic spoon (optional) – you can measure your dye and soda ash fixer and use the plastic spoon in place of the squirt bottle to get the dye on the jeans.
8. Thick rubber bands – to bunch the jeans up and hold them in place
9. Plastic bag – you have to let the jeans sit wet for 4-24 hours to set the dye, a plastic bag is perfect for this.
First, using a cheese grater and a block of wood behind the jean, you can destroy the knees or any other areas you want to have that ripped look.
Second, lay your jeans flat on the floor. Have the rubber bands close by you.
Start bunching up your jeans like the picture above.
Wrap the rubber bands around your jeans, try to get them into the tightest ball you can, remember the parts of the jeans that you can see on the ball is what is going to be dyed. Now prepare the Soda Ash Fixer (1 cup fixer for one gallon of luke warm water) and completely emerse the jeans in the Soda Ash Fixer for about 5 minutes. Then take the wet jean ball and squeeze to remove the excess, you want to keep the jeans damp, but not dripping wet.
Now mix the Procion Dye as directed (1 tablespoon for one cup luke warm water for most colors). You can now either transfer it to the squirt bottle and squirt it on your jeans or you can spoon it on your jeans. Do not emerse your jeans in the dye (you probably won’t have enough dye to do that anyway) You want dye all around on the outside of the jean ball, one splash of dye is enough, don’t soak them too heavily with dye. Next you put the wet jean ball in a plastic bag and close the bag so no air can get into it; you want the jeans to be wet so that the dye can react. Let the jeans sit in the bag for 4-24 hours then remove the jeans and rinse (still tied up) under cold water until the water runs pretty clear. Then as you are removing the rubber bands, rinse the jeans under warm water until the water is pretty clear. Almost done! Now put the jeans in the washer on hot with detergent.
The last thing is to admire your work. I hope that you enjoy and have fun doing it! Be creative and make some hot jeans!