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I have a thing for polka dots. And skinny jeans. So when I started seeing polka dotted skinnies by Mini Boden and J Crew, I was totally smitten.
They aren’t the most practical purchase, given our tropical island home. But I brought a couple pairs of skinny jeans for Piper when we moved and figured nothing would be lost in a failed attempt to add polka dots.
Luckily, they turned out to be just as cute as can be (with my very favorite price tag- free!).
To make these, I gathered a pencil with a brand new eraser, a small paint brush and white fabric paint. Using my sewing straight edge, I made vertical lines of dots down the center of the front of each leg, spacing the dots every two inches. Then I added two more vertical rows of dots, using the existing center row as my guide.
Since the eraser makes a perfect circle outline, I went back and filled in the centers of all of the polka dots with fabric paint using the small paint brush. Then I let the paint dry, turned the pants over, and repeated the entire process on the back.
Paired with a kitty tunic, these have been Piper’s go to pants for exploring Hong Kong.
And wouldn’t they make a fun (and easy-to-put-together) Christmas gift as well?