DIY Geometric Pants


Hey jellies it’s Tania and for today’s DIY video I’m going to be doing something a little different. This is going to hopefully be an ongoing series where I take something that I see on Pinterest and recreate it. These aren’t going to be outrageous items, just things that I like that I want to bring to fruition. And the first one that I am doing involves these mom jeans that I got from the thrift store for about 7 or 8 bucks not that long ago. A while back and what initially inspired the series is this pair of pants. I fell in love with th em and they look so 90s. I love the colors and the geometric shapes. And I knew that I had to find a way to get a pair like this or make a pair inspired by them. There were a few things that I didn’t like about these pants that I did want to change. One of those things being the color pink. I don’t like pink. I don’t wear pink. So kind of just nixing that color. Also a little bit bigger issue was that the shapes kind of outlined to the crotch, and I wasn’t a fan of that either. So I kept those things in mind when going to the drawing board. If you’re new here, don’t forget to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE! I upload DIY videos every other Wednesday, but without further ado… if you’re interested in seeing how I did this, keep watching! So I started off by penciling in where I want my shapes to go. I ended up in nixing this step in just laying down the tape for future shapes. I just used normal ole painters tape, nothing special. And for the most part it did the job well. There was only one tiny spot where the paint bled, but I didn’t really car. Also note that if you are going to be painting on the pocket, to move it out of the way before y’all start painting. In between each pant leg I actually use the thin boards that come in “comic book sleeves protector plastic things”, and they work surprisingly well. They didn’t ripple and maybe it was the thickness of the denim, but I enjoyed using them, and plan to keep on using them for my future paint projects. I pre-mixed my paint in Altoids tins. And I make sure to make enough just in case if I need to do more than one layer, which I did for each color. I did at least two layers of paint. Speaking of painting in previous projects, I have quite a few painting videos with a variety of information in each one. If you’re interested in learning more about painting on fabric, and seeing how I learn with each project, so that you may not repeat my mistakes. I will post a few in this video, but also a playlist at the end with all of them. In between the different triangles I let previous ones dry before adding any other overlapping colors just to be safe. Also just a helpful tip, if you happen to have any old fabric paint where it starts to goop and get clumpy even if you avoid those lumpy bits when painting your fabric they still have the potential to leave an uneven layer on your project. If you notice the green triangles looking uneven after I painted it, this color was the worst offender for me. To make my colors I have a very normal bright blue, green, red, and orange. All I did to get the darker colors was mixed a VERY small amount of black into it. Blue and black will get navy, green and black will get a dark or dull green, red and black will get maroon, and orange and black will get burnt orange… or if you’re not careful brown! It’s fine if you want brown, but just be careful. I fill up my little Altoid tins with the bright color first and then added a pea-sized amount of black paint at a time, to get the darkness that I wanted. I mix paints for colors that I know that I can achieve. If I know that I am bad at mixing a color, then I usually buy it. For example: I am bad at mixing the perfect brightness of the secondary colors orange, green, and violet. So I always buy those ones. It’s okay to admit this and buy the colors instead. I know that everyone isn’t good at mixing colors. It takes practice, and even after all the practice that I’ve had, I’m still only mediocre at it. That is all that I have to say about how I did these pants. And if you’re asking “why I didn’t get fabric, cut it out, and sew it onto the pants, the way that the original pants are?” LITERALLY PATCHWORK… That is because ONE: it would have taken far too long and cost me way more money! I already had painting supplies and I knew that I wanted to achieve this look in that way. Or if you’re also asking “why I didn’t use the same exact colors shapes or patterns?” This is because I didn’t want to… DUH. You can easily do these same exact shapes and colors, if you want to, using the same exact technique that I did. This project took me about two days. I did the green and blue triangles on the first day and the orange and dark red maroon triangles on the second day. And if you’re worried about the paint being too stiff… If you pop it into the washer and dryer, it’ll soften the paint and make it much more comfortable to wear. Which I always suggest after every single painting project. So that about wraps it up for this DIY! I hope that y’all enjoyed! If y’all have any comments or questions leave them below and tech support Shawn will get back to y’all! LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and RING the ship’s bell *BINGBING* on the USS Pirate the Ship! I upload DIY videos normally every other Wednesday. However for the Halloween season I’m gonna be uploading more, at least once a week! So stay tuned for that… but most importantly Jellies “Don’t forget there’s noone else worth being than yourself!” K, bye!

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2 thoughts on “DIY Geometric Pants

  1. Hey Tania, thank you for the video. I really liked your approach to making the patterns.
    I wanted to ask you, after painting on the garment, will the color ever bleed in washer/dryer, AND/OR would I have to paint over them again after a period of time?

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