Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rocking out old capris

I've been wanting to do this FOREVER!

See, I had this old pair of Bill Blass capris. I found them on a clearance rack at Ross or Marshall's, years ago. They served me well until ... well, until I hated them and was bored silly with them.



I love tattoos and mehndi art. I can't stand these boring old capris. What to do? What to do?

Enter some henna tattoo stencils, a bleach pen and a summer morning!

Actually, I first printed out my "the pastor's wife" tramp stamp picture. I laid that on top of some white contact paper and taped it all down to a cardboard box. I cut out the words with an exacto. Peeled the stencil I created and stuck it on to the capris. I then filled in the stencil with the bleach pen (I put some cardboard inside the pant legs, in case the bleach wanted to ooze through).

I then eye balled a bunch of the tattoo stencils for the rest. I did everything on the front, let it sit 20 minutes, then rinsed with cold water. Ran it through the dryer for a minute, then did the back side of the pants.

I then took some scissors and cut around the hems and edging on the pockets and belt loops.

Washed and dried and WHOO! HOOOOOOOO!





I love them, I love them, I LOVE THEM!!!

16 comments:

Noah Bear said...

That is totally cool. Love it!

I have some capris that are going to get the Christine treatment as soon as I get my act together.

You so rock.

Leslie

Tracie said...

Way cool!

kpmattingly said...

Very Cool. I tried that once with a pair of jeans and bleach pen and mine did not turn out so well. I better look for some good stencils!

Christine said...

I think that smooth and swirly designs contribute to its success. Straight and clean lines would just be way too hard to keep - well, straight and clean!

Shan said...

Woot a woo! AWESOME :D

Midnite Scrapper said...

So cool. You and the jeans. Seriously. Love it. =]

World's Greatest Mommy said...

What a transformation! Too cool!

Summer said...

Very cool!

marigold said...

These are so awesome Christine! I love them! I don't quite understand how you got the edging on the legs and pockets, though. But the stencils rock!

Christine said...

Anytime you cut denim, wash and dry it, you get that fringy stuff.

Gayle said...

I think you found a new career!!
They look AWESOME! I want a pair!

lana said...

You totally rock

Jennifer said...

Love it!!

jen said...

That's awesome. I love to reconstruct clothes and for some reason I'd never thought of using a bleach pen. Great tip! I can't wait to try it!

Cammie said...

Super cute! Great job!

Audra Krell said...

These are totally amazing. You could probably make a fortune if you took orders right here! Thanks for sharing these, they really do ROCK!