Tuesday, 10 July 2012

DIY Tribal Shorts

My beloved levi shorts were on their last legs, so I decided to give them a make over. 
This trend is is popular this season with H&M anD Topshop having both done denim shorts with tribal accents.

I had loads of paint left over from my textiles days,  so after researching a few aztec patterns, I got to work painting. 
I used acrylic and fabric paint, so I daren't put them in the wash until I find something to seal it onto the fabric! 

I started off with a few stripes. 

I then started adding a few patterns. 

I did it on the front and back pockets. 
And here is the finished result! 

I teamed them with a small black waist belt and my urban outfitters aztec bag which I got in the sale last year. 

I think I'll save these for the only festival I'm going to this summer. 


  1. This is so cool! Very nifty and creative! Reminds me of friendship bracelets also :)
    Go the Aztec

  2. This is amazing. When I first saw the pictures I thought you sewed/glued on the tribal fabric. I am so surprised you actually painted that!!! It is awesome!!!! You did a great job.


    Nia. x


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