Black and white horse shorts

Added Aug 18, 2011

by raving

London, United K...

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Description

I’ve decided I like animals prints, and not THAT sort of animal print, I’m not really a fan of looking like a Flintstones character. I cut out the pattern pieces and then I spent two days painting on the horses. I used a burda magazine pattern but eliminated the welt pockets on the back, so that the print would be preserved. I only spent two hours sewing it all together. Somehow the horses on the front aligned perfectly. My other favourite horse is the one with three legs in photo two.

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Material Notes

Old bed sheet

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Shorts
Style
Beach, Casual, Other
Material
Cotton

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    May 29, 2014, 04.16 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    That pattern match is amazing!

    “Flintstones character”, : D, I’m going to use that next time someone says how great animal print is! (I hate it too.)

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    Aug 21, 2011, 04.59 PMby aleah

    So darn creative… stunning.

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    Aug 20, 2011, 05.03 PMby Dee Durrant

    Gorgeous!

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    Aug 19, 2011, 10.31 PMby coleemd

    this is great!

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    Aug 19, 2011, 09.11 PMby junaluska

    Wow that is brilliant! What kind of paint did you use?

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      Aug 19, 2011, 09.33 PMby raving

      Just plain old acrylic. Ideally I would have had a textile medium in it but it worked fine.

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    Aug 19, 2011, 08.14 PMby eunnyjang

    gah, amazing.

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    Aug 19, 2011, 09.25 AMby u120418

    WOW!! You painted the horses! That’s great! I think your shorts are amazing!

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    Aug 19, 2011, 09.01 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    LOVE that print – and you PAINTED them on yourself? Ohmyohmyohmy – genius.

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    Aug 19, 2011, 08.38 AMby emily-marie

    completely adorable and well done! the animal print link made me chuckle :)

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    Aug 19, 2011, 07.16 AMby clioscolors

    great idea to paint your own print! must try that out too :)

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    Aug 19, 2011, 07.11 AMby camelia-crinoline

    They look amazing. I can’t believe you painted the horses.

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    Aug 18, 2011, 09.43 PMby Shira B

    wow that is amazing! the painting is so beautiful and original, I love it! and the pants turns out so pretty!! can you tell me which pattern exactly did you use? Thanks!

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      Aug 18, 2011, 09.44 PMby Shira B

      oops, now I see the pattern!
      so thanks for the link :D

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    Aug 18, 2011, 03.58 PMby Priscilla Folley

    The first thing I noticed was how the horses are aligned in the front. That is really something and I cannot imagine being able to accomplish it myself. Congratulations! Also, I love your pictures. Congratulations on your work!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 03.57 PMby madebymeg

    i love the print. i can’t believe you did it yourself! that’s awesome

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    Aug 18, 2011, 03.57 PMby madebymeg

    i love the print. i can’t believe you did it yourself! that’s awesome

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    Aug 18, 2011, 01.36 PMby dottty

    Haha i love it jj:)x

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    Aug 18, 2011, 01.34 PMby silvermink

    I love the fact that the print do match “from leg to leg” , you understand me? It tells me something about the approach to the project – no detail is to small!

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      Aug 19, 2011, 09.34 PMby raving

      Thanks, it was an accident that they lined up, a happy accident :)

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