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Black and white horse shorts

Added Aug 18, 2011

by raving

London, United K...






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.

More photos on my blog

Material Notes

Old bed sheet




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Other

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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


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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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