Thursday, October 4, 2012

DIY CAT PANTS

 C'mon you guys, you know cat pants deserve all caps. I made these beauties myself, and they are my pride and joy. I did them back in June and have been waiting for fall to come to show 'em off!
Forgive the quality of the process photos, pretty please.
 So here are the steps I took to make them.
I got some flared khakis from Goodwill. Then I made them fit me.
 Once they were skinny, I drew cats all over them with a sharpie.
 Then, I decided on a color scheme.
 Then it was paintin' time! I used watered down acrylics that I mixed in plastic cups.
If you guys do paint your own pants this way, only hand wash them afterwards. I thought I'd already washed them, but I hadn't, and they fade quite a bit if you put them in the machine.
 And here's how I wore them!
 I was a little nervous about wearing them out around campus, because, let's face it, they're on the ridiculous side. But everyone loved them! And of course I do too.
pants, necklace-diy
boots, shirt, vest, bag-goodwill
Cheapest outfit in the world!






27 comments:

  1. this is the best outfit you've ever put together- i *cannot* believe you painted those on! you have some serious talent for cat drawings haha

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    1. Haha thanks so much! I'm pretty proud of them.

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  2. Oh my goodness, Rachel!! These are SO amazing. You are talented lady!! What an awesome idea! Seriously inspired by this. Xx annika

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    1. Thankyou! You should try it, I'd love to see what you come up with!

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    2. I would love to! I need to learn how to draw things as cute as you do first :)

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    3. Oh my god and I just looked again at the photos and realised how all the cats are facing backwards on the back of your pants, and frontways on the front. I missed that before haha. That kind of makes this about 100 x cooler, if that was even possible!

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  3. The coolest trousers in the WORLD!

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  4. OH my goodness! I thought they were amazing and was like- where can I get that fabric! Then I saw your DREW the kitties and my mind was blown. Genius, they are absolutely adorable!!!!

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  5. You are so talented!!! I would buy a pair of high-waisted shorts like this in a HEARTBEAT. I flipped out when I bought my kitty dress, but kitty pants? GENIUS! ALL CAPS FOR SURE.

    xoxo
    www.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou! Hhaha I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves them! Makes it easier to take them out in public.

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  6. Oh my good god these are amazing. I want cat pants! If you're ever thinking of making more count me in for a pair!

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    1. Thankyou!
      I actually am making some shorts like these for the etsy shop I'm launching next month, so stay tuned!

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  7. still obsessed with these. Plan on buying some of your shorts soon but I really wanted to make some myself. I did a little twist and made DOG pants and am I NO WAY AWEESOME at drawing like you but check em out :D

    http://www.theyearofslowfashion.com/2013/02/diy-dog-pants-day-one-hundred-ninety.html

    xoRachel

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  8. oh my goodness i thought id' commented on here before but these are freakin' AMAZING!! i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE them, so fun and cute at the same time and i love the outfit you paired them with with the little vest. you are the best!

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  9. J'ADOOORE !!!... il faut que je fasse les mêmes !... je fais pas mal de choses moi-même, mais le feutre et l'acrylique, je n'aurais pas osé : merci pour l'idée !!!... j'ai créé un lien ici : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/mode-récup-custom-et-détournements/ et là : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/faut-vraiment-que-je-fasse-le-meme/

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