Recently I joined this site Made This/Love This started by one of my favorite fashion bloggers Adored Austin. I've been reading her blog for well over two years now and when I heard she started this I had to join. It's like, totally my bag baby ;)
The first project was to make a tee shirt scarf and since I've already made a bunch here and here I decided to enter (sort of cheated because I didn't make a new one). I entered the Rock Star Restyle scarf I did.
The second project is to upcycle a pair of jeans into some stylin' cutoffs. Not to keep bragging about myself, but what are blogs for? Am I right? I have a ton of experience in this too, having grown up in the eighties and nineties. I've cut many jeans off into shorts in my time.
old pair of jeans
bleach or ble-otch of you're gangster
I took a pair of shorts that I already own to use as a template for how long I wanted them to be. I laid them on top of the jeans and cut both legs off. I pulled a few strings off from the edges to help speed up the fraying process. I took scissor and made a whole on each leg at random spots and took sand paper over both to help them fray and look aged. I took the sand paper to some of the seams and edges of the pockets to make them look aged as well. After I was finished with tearing them up I placed them in the sink and poured bleach all over them. Let them sit for a few hours, washed them and put them in the dryer. Done!
Styling them was fun. I was happy to pair them with the corduroy blazer I thrifted recently and my bright Grateful Dead tee that I purchased at Target (secret: I don't even like Grateful Dead - like not even a little bit - but the shirt was just cool looking to me). Accessories: thrifted leather fringe purse and favorite moccasins. You guys getting sick of seeing them yet?
If you try this DIY or join Made This/Love This let me know, I would love to see what you've done and/or befriend you on the site.