Is it just me or is it really hard to find a decent pair of demin shorts? A large majority of shorts are those terrible hot pants that show off your bum cheeks. Now, I passed the 17-year-old mark a few years ago, so no one needs to see my 25-year-old ass. Even if I wanted to wear them when I was younger, my mummy would have slapped me silly for trying to leave the house in them! (Bless her, she’s old school! )
I was in the middle of clearing out my wardrobe when I came across an old pair of jeans that I loved, but, they had a rip in the knee. Instead of throwing them out, I decided to try my hand at making my own shorts. Now, they’re no masterpiece and they are a skinny style, so they’re fitted. Next time, I’m going to cut up an old pair of boyfriends jeans to try out the loose style.
Anywho, back to the shorts. So I started by lying the jeans on a hard floor and making sure the back side of the jean was placed higher than the front. A lot of people make the mistake of putting the front and back waistline in the same alignment. This will then bring your shorts up at the back and therefore show off your sweet cheeks!
I wanted to create a fold up style so I left about an inch at the bottom so that I can turn them up. It also allows for a little trial and error in your creating process. I placed another pair of shorts on top of the jeans to work from the length. Once both pieces are sized up correctly, begin cutting the jeans slowly and carefully.
If you would like to go for the threaded look, then pull on some of the threads that have been distressed from the cutting. Next, fold up the extra inch of the short. If you want the crease to stay in place then either stitch them to the short or simply iron it.
I thought about adding a personal touch to my shorts, so I got an old scarf and cut it in two. I then placed it around the bottom of them. I loved the cute style of the scarf combination!
Whatever style you want to opt for, have fun with it and make it look unique. I’m going to finish off the other leg and wear them in the sunshine. 🙂
I would love to get your feedback and find out what you ladies think! 🙂