One More Polka, Diane!

This last weekend I went to Oktoberfest, and amidst the sausage and the polka, I was reminded of my new favorite pants.

My polka dot pants. Which I made myself in my new resolution to Make, Thrift or Alter. (It’s been over a month since I’ve bought a single article of clothing- and while that’s a very small accomplishment in the grand scheme of things, I think it’s a pretty great start!)

These pants were the brainchild of these other pants I kept seeing and lusting after, as well as the slow demise of an old pair of skinny jeans that had a hole in them. So I patched my pants and pulled out the old Google, searched for Polka Dot Pants DIY, and found a few great tutorials. I found that the trick was creating the first row using a ruler so the dots were evenly spaced, and then eyeballing it from there for a little variation. I also tried to let the paint run out a bit every few polka dots because I wanted a less uniform and more faded look.

Have you been setting aside clothing to alter? I’ve got a huge list going and I’m excited to get started.