DIY

DIY

Yes I completed my first bit of DIY, finally, after starting it last year…I had this old pair of jeans from New Look which I rarely wore. I decided last summer that it would be a brilliant idea to cut the legs off and turn them into knee length shorts. Well this saw me wear them even less as I hated the awkward length…I turned the ends up so they sat just above my knees but it was no good, I still hated them and simply banished them to the back of my wardrobe.

Due to the prospect of ‘good weather’ which I say while crossing my fingers.I thought now was the time to rescue them and actually finish what I started. I decided to be brave and simply chop off about 5 inches from the length. I knew I didn’t want them so short that it became obscene when I bent over. I also still wanted to make them flattering. This saw me chop off a bit more material and cutting with a slant so the outside ends were shorter.

To be honest me thinks I may have got carried away in the moment..I was getting annoyingly excited about doing DIY…here’s the result..oh and I do realise that one side looks a bit longer than the other, I am yet to rectify that problem as I have lost my ruler…..
Now I am not normally one to wear short shorts as they scare me a little bit but my inspiration here was either tights (which I’m not completely sold on but have tried below) or bare legged (hopefully tanned) on a holiday….don’t panic I am not posting the bare legged pics…

I don’t think they look too bad for a first attempt, except for the different leg lengths…I even made the little holes myself….I’m feeling a lil bit smug with myself.
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14 Comments

  1. April 16, 2009 / 2:02 pm

    Great shorts! I love the white blouse/tunic as well!
    xx

  2. April 16, 2009 / 3:21 pm

    I like how they look now!!;)

  3. April 16, 2009 / 7:06 pm

    Great DIY, they look totally awesome xo

  4. April 17, 2009 / 5:11 am

    awesome job, i am a big fan of short shorts
    i cleaned my closet today and realized i have 13.
    ah!
    they look great though
    keep it upp!

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  6. April 17, 2009 / 3:17 pm

    lol that look GREAT! I’ve been itching try the same but since kindy i CANNOT for the life of me cut in a straight line lol.

    Hope you have a fab sun!

    Eeli xx

  7. April 17, 2009 / 6:58 pm

    Great job! I have some jeans I want to make in to cut offs, must get on to that!

  8. April 17, 2009 / 11:36 pm

    I think you did a pretty good job!
    They look hella good:)

    PS:I think I’ll definetly do more outfit posts! At first I didn’t felt like doing it but now I’m kind of excited 😀

  9. April 18, 2009 / 12:48 am

    Congratulations!! I love your shorts =) Maybe I should tear up some jeans since I’m on a shopping ban haha.

  10. April 18, 2009 / 9:07 am

    That’s awesome. (:

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