Back in Style
I’m sure we all have a pile of clothes lying around our closets that aren’t used anymore but somehow still fits us, like those worn out pants with a cut waaaaay out of style from years ago that you just couldn’t throw away for some reason. And lucky me, I have tons of those. I just couldn’t bare the thought of throwing them away.
So, what I do is give my unused clothes a.. Get this: Makeover. To get my pile back in style! It’s like shopping for new clothes without spending anything!
Anyway, for this little DIY of mine, you’ll be needing:
- an old/unused pair of jeans
- and that’s it!
This is really simple! I swear!
First step is to figure out what you want to do with the pants. I opted for Daisy Duke-ish but with the folds; I chose a pair with the “elephant cut” and decided to get rid of the lower part.
Next is decide on the length of the shorts. For Daisy Dukes, you might want to start cutting away at around six inches from the crotch. This would allow you to have enough length to have nice folds.
When you’ve cut the pair, fold the ends for about four times or until you have your desired length. Wearing them while doing this would make it easier. But if the pants you chose are tight on the thighs like the one I used, cut an inch of slit to at the sides to make folding easier.
Once you’ve done this, secure the folds by stitching it from the inside so it wouldn’t show.
What you have now is a blank canvass for your creative juices. You could have studs or colorful buttons sewn on the pockets or the folds, or anywhere you like really. Or you could also use a blade/razor to have that distressed effect by passing the blade lightly in horizontal lines. Or maybe you could dye them in a pastel or a neon color, maybe even ombre!
PS: I might post a DIY: Ombre shorts tutorial soon. I’ve been really busy with school lately. But here’s one for a basic peg, maybe? :)