For those of us who wear bright trousers, but ain't paying £30+ for them.
Have you ever seen a pair of pants like this, and then found out just how much they cost - aka. too much? Hell, I know I have, and as I seem to live in a constant state of poor, I decided, as I usually do, to DIY them.
The cost of the project will vary hugely, depending on what you're willing to pay for the trousers and dye. I spent about £15 altogether, though now I have extra dye, tape and spray paint for other projects, so the price of this project is considerably cheaper than that. I think the trousers were about £6, as, if I recall correctly, I got them in a sale at T.K. Maxx..
*note: I only put 2 hours for the time, as that's the most it should take for actually adding the stripes, though it will take considerably longer if you're dying the pants yourself - I sent about 1 and a half hours actually dying them, but I had to allow for washing/drying etc., which included leaving them to dry over night.
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Stick strips of masking tape onto the trousers as so. Make sure that you completely cover all the fabric on the side that you are working on that you don't want spray painted. Here you could do pretty much any pattern you like with the tape, I just chose stripes because I like them and I'm lazy.
Completely spray that side of your pants with the spray paint. It's generally a good idea to test the paint on a small scrap of similarly coloured fabric before spraying any clothes, just to know what to expect before it's too late.
*remember that spray paint is bad for your lungs, try not to breathe it in, and always wear a mask whilst using it*
Once dry, repeat steps 5 & 6 on the other side of your trousers.
Feel free to experiment with different amounts of colours, widths, shapes, zebra stripes etc. For example, for 3 colours, follow this how to, with wider gaps between the stripes, and then cover the spray paint stripes and half of each of the base colour stripes before spraying a 3rd colour on.. experiment!