DIY: Bleach-Dipped Aztec Jeans

I admit I've been obsessing with aztec-inspired prints lately. The unexpected shapes and lines - it's just so attractive these days, don't you think? I have also been obsessing with those bleach dipped shorts with aztec print drawn over them - but I don't think I could rock them. I dunno. Maybe someday. But then I saw some cute pants inspired by those somewhere (I can't really find it anymore) and I was like, hey, I could try and make that - so here we are. Read on for the super duper easy tutorial. 

What you need:
Pants
Bleach
Permanent marker


Dip part (READ: a few inches) of your pants into watered down bleach and leave it there for a few hours. I left mine for around 2 but then my jeans were a medium wash to begin with so it was easy to lighten them. Make sure you wash the bleach out and then dry them up. 


Once dry, start drawing on your pattern. Before you start, pull up a couple of inspiration photos and take your cue from them. It's also easier if you sketch out your pattern with a pencil before drawing on them with permanent marker. 


After you finish one leg, line it up with the other leg and start copying the pattern - but don't forget to mirror it! Do it as well for the back.



And that's it! Walk around with your newly made jeans and feel proud :D


I love how it turned out. I like pairing it with basic tees and some bling, it certainly brings something different to my outfits. I may do another one - I just can't resist. How about you guys, how are you gonna wear something like this? Well, enjoy your week! :)

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  1. To cute! I am in love with this tutorial!

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    1. Thanks Ruth! Glad you love it! :)

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  2. Great idea! I'm totally gonna do this! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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    1. Thanks! Enjoy making them Martyna :3

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  3. Oh well, that's nice......but the first time I commented, it did that too. Anyway, doesn't stop me!


    Angeline, in her glory as she gleefully imagines Aki younger watching Shinichi Kudo and Heiji Hattori in their glory as they smash through mysteries, and then frowns as she wonders why on earth Aki didn't watch the glory of stupid Amu, cute Rima, sane Nagihiko, immature but kind Rikka, and awesome Utau Hoshina. !!!
    PS. This was copied from someone's comment on about.....bet you can't figure it out!

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    1. Oh yeah Aki, sorry to be mean, and please don't hate me, but what do you think about Senkaku/Diaoyudao conflict? I know it's a DIY blog, but I wanna know.


      Anonymous at angeline:political PM

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    2. Oh no, I shouldn't have said that. Ignore it, just forget it unless you actually want to reply, which you probably don't. Anonymous is sorry. And I know you're going to ignore me, but I used to live in Hoboken, New Jersey! But now I'm in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.


      :-(

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    3. AKI YOU HAVE TO GO HERE


      http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/LIKE-AN-ASIAN-299830869






      And also, there's a link to another, Like an Artist

      Both are hilarious, I suggest you go there ASAP!

      Angeline PS: Please check the comics out, and tell me what you think of Yuumei!

      Post Postscript....I'm sorry.....

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    4. Haha, I know about it but I'm not really a political person to begin with. And it's fine I won't ignore you! :3 I used to live in Queens, NY but we moved too just recently. :3 And ooh, I just saw that, the art reminds me of my friend's drawings. :)

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    5. Oh my god, I didn't even realize you commented, so I posted a negative story on your about page!!!! OOPS! Yay, so happy you didn't ignore me. I feel so rebellious!!!! Do you go to Jo Ann for leather? Coz I just want to know where you get your supplies, and Jo Ann only has vinyl in 100,000,000,000,000,000 yard bolts, and I'm pret-ty sure I don/t need that much. :)
      Ten googolplex smiles,
      One politically interested (read:not) smart weirdo!!! (sore-sors about the political part :1 {chews nonchalantly})

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  4. I've been lusting over bleached aztec shorts, but I'm really liking this done on a pair of full length jeans, too.

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    1. Bleached aztec shorts are common, but I've only seen this style about once or twice so I decided to make them :)

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  5. OMG, It looks awesome. What a great and easy way to bring your old pair of jeans a complrtrly new (better!) life!
    Thank you for sharing this idea,
    Kisses from Poland!

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    1. Thanks Tamit! Glad you love them! :)

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  6. I love this idea! Hopefully I find a pair of jeans I don't mind sacrificing for the cause. Thanks!

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    1. I sacrificed the ones I own that have rips in the inner thigh area. I still need to fix them, lol! :))

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  7. I will wear it with my aztec t-shirt. Woh double combo!
    Why you are so genius! I really love this idea. I have been loving those aztec shorts too, but I just can't wear them. I can't wear shorts *sob*.
    Will definitely try this on my old jeans. I hope I'm not lazy haha. Thank you for sharing :D

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    1. They're not that hard to do so don't be lazy! Haha :)) You're welcome, glad you love the DIY! :3

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  8. Absolutely adorable! I think this is so creative and cute. Some shorts would be amazing just like Bonita said! I wanted to let you know that I just found your blog and I absolutely love it! I'm now following you (in non-stalkery ways...well, maybe a little stalkery). I can't wait to see what you do next!

    www.domesticblisssquared.com

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    1. Thank you! :)... and now I kinda feel pressured, heehee :3

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  9. I'm sorry, Aki! Please reply....other netizens must believe me a nuisance! :1 oh well...please reply, Aki! I want to continue talking to you though here! Anyway,

    Angeline

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  10. Love this idea! So fun to draw your own design and pattern too.

    If you'd like, I'd love if you shared these at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/07/show-tell-35.html

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    1. Oops I completely missed your show & Tell Party! I shall take note to link it next week though o.o

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  11. Question: How do you wash it so that the marker doesn't wash off. I know it's Perminant marker, but that doesn't mean that it truly won't wash out. I have seen it happen. How do you wash them to prevent this? Thanks

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    1. Hmm I haven't really gotten to the point where they washed out. But if you want to prevent that, I suggest you use a fabric marker.

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  12. Hey I really like your idea and this is actualy one of the DIY activities I will actually do except I'm going with acrylic paint withthe fabric medium. Cheers

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  13. hi just wondering if when you wash the jeans does the marker come off and you have to re do it?

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    1. If you use a permanent marker or a fabric marker, it does not come off. :)

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