I have a shirt that long ago got a few bleach spots on it. Being super picky about my fashion statements, I rarely wore it due to these spots.
(Look hard at the cuff on the right and along the bottom.) I mentioned to a coworker that I would like to do the opposite of a tie-dye with it - a tie-bleach thing. She happened to have a book that explained how to do this, so I gave it a try today.
Here is what it looked like after I tied it up but before I added the bleach. I thought it would be a good idea to get the shirt wet before doing this, but in retrospect that might have been a bad idea since it was impossible to tell where I had put the bleach as I was applying it. The book said to use one part bleach to three parts water, but that did not seem to do much so I then tried a one to one ratio, which seemed to cause things to happen.
I used the crinkle method (just walk your fingers like a spider, scrunching up the shirt as you go) and this is what I ended up with. I believe this will pass my discriminating fashion palate in flying colors.
(Note: They have you rinse the shirt in a vinegar/water solution - 1/4 cup vinegar to a quart of water - to stop the bleaching from continuing on.)
While I was doing this, Mrs Notthat was out getting her hair trimmed. Hah.
This is not a trim.
I love her hair when it's short, but she's never been a fan of it. So what changed her mind today? A stylist that was able to talk her into the short hair plus a strong desire to have as low maintenance of hair as possible.
And this is mostly because her and The Boy are leaving Monday for a week in Berlin, Germany. Where they probably don't have things like blow dryers. They are going to a convention of sorts and I am staying home to keep up with the NL West pennant race.
So I will be a bachelor for a week. Idiot Dog Teddy and I will feast on grilled meats and popcorn and Pringles. Nothing good can come of this.
That's it - move along...