DIY | BLACK & WHITE STRIPED DENIM WITH MISS KL

3.25.2013
Recently, I have been gravitating toward stripes, from tops to dresses, and now denim. They are such a great and playful alternative to a solid colored jean and really make a bold statement with your look. I've seen black and white striped denim on the runways and on girls around the city and have partnered with an amazing online boutique, Miss KL, to teach you how to make your very own pair.  Full to tutorial after the break...
Outfit: Jean Jacket (similar here and here), Zara Tank, Lanvin Sunnies

Materials: 
white denim (here and here from Miss KL)
black fabric paint
paint brush
1" painter's tape or masking tape
ruler
paper plate or paint palette
large trashbag
scissors

Steps:
1. To prevent the paint from seeping to the other side, I suggest cutting up a large trash bag in half.  Then, place one half inside each pant leg.  Next, tape 1" stripes on the denim.  I started at the outer side seams and worked my way inward from the top of the jean to the hem.  Use your ruler to make sure the stripes are even.
2. Be sure to tape up the belt loops.
3. In areas like the center and inner side seams, I taped passed them, then traced the seams with a dotted line.  Next, cut on your dotted traced line.  This creates a clean look when painting these sections.
4.  Just as a precaution, I ran my fingers over the tape one more time,  making sure there are no bubbles and they are stuck very securely. Then, pour some paint onto your plate/palette and begin painting the non-taped striped areas of your jean.  I didn't paint the waistband or front pockets, but it is your preference. Repeat for the backside.  Pull off tape, then let dry overnight.  When dry, to set the paint, run the iron on medium heat over the painted areas several times.

Another thank you to Miss KL for the collaborating on this DIY!

29 comments:

Ivânia Santos said...

Hey! Great post and jeans :D

xoxo*
IV

www.ivaniadiamond.com

Fashion Girl said...

Amazing!!!

Summer Martin said...

Awesome DIY! Btw where did you get that jacket!? I love it!

Hayfa said...

Can't wait to try this out! They look gorgeous on you ^^

Hayfa

http://chic-and-cliche.blogspot.com/

http://twitter.com/hayfamk

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

They came out so well! I've seen quite a few striped items in the stores and love them. It's all so very Tim Burton.

Janelle Andrea said...

I'm so doing this!

♥ Natalie ♥ said...

Oh wooooow! <3
I SO will do this... hihi :D
Lovely outfit!

Mandy Crandell said...

Those pants rock!!!

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

Meagan said...

Wait....what?! You can make these amazing pants??? Running NOW to do this!

Novella - 9lla.it said...

It's very precise!
When I saw this DIY, I thought it was very complicated, but I see that you worked very well and the result you achieved is amazing!
Great job, I'm sooo impressed!
xx
Novella


http://9lla.it/
Fashion & DIYs

YaYa said...

wow, if only i had the brains to think of that! I'll be making a shirt version of this! I was going to by one that was like 50 bucks, HAH! the market is really easy in stealing my money!

DNA (designers+artists) said...

I'm definitely feeling stripes especially denim this spring.


http://www.designers-artists.com

Vanessa said...

looks like a project Ari of Boat People Vintage made... http://blog.boatpeopleboutique.com/avant-apres-beetlejuice-pants

Aimee S. said...

I've never seen her blog before, thanks for introducing me to it. She's got great style and did a rad job on the jeans!

Aimee S. said...

Right!? I could wear black & white stripes everyday.

Aimee S. said...

Yay for DIY! Have fun on the project!

Aimee S. said...

Thank you so much love! Please let me know if you try it!

Aimee S. said...

Thanks love! Please share pics after :)

Aimee S. said...

Thanks Mandy! Muah!

Aimee S. said...

So sweet! Thank you doll! :)

Aimee S. said...

Yay!! :)

Aimee S. said...

Thank you dear! When I was looking up inspiration, I must confess... I searched BeetleJuice Pants. :)

Aimee S. said...

So sweet love! Thank you!

Aimee S. said...

Thanks dear! I bought it the last time I was in the Philippines. I added links to similar jkts above. I hope that helps :)

Aimee S. said...

Muah! Thank you!

Aimee S. said...

Thank you!!! :)

honey my heart said...

these pants turned out so great! i really like how uniform and clean the stripe lines are.

Iveta Horvathova said...

what a easy idea! love it!

wanna follow each other ? my blog donnaiveh.blogspot.com
xoox

Emari said...

Love this DIY!

xoxo Emari
http://www.TouchedeMode.com

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