July 01, 2012

D I Y / Floating Denim

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Summer is a time when my scissors come out and I become anxious to slice all my jeans to get them on that cycling short-length. Unfortunately the weather doesn't allow shorts most time of the year. I thought about wearing the cut off legs like Marques Almeida showed in his collection, but honestly, wearing half of your jeans around your ankles would only make you trip. So I thought about a way to keep those cut off legs up and inserted a piece of leftover clear plastic.

What you will need:
-A pair of jeans
-Scissors
-A bit of transparent plastic (the kind your grandma uses to cover the furniture)
-needle and (regular) thread
-and a little bit of time and patience

1. Start of by putting the jeans on and measuring the place where you want the cutout to be. Take them off and cut them in half.
2. Cut two ribbons of aproximately 8cm wide and long enough to go around your leg from the plastic.
3. Sew your jeans back together by using them on the ribbons. You can use any kind of thread for this.You don't need to leave any space in between the denim, this space will be made by fraying later.
Tip: Don't put the stitches too close together, this could make the plastic rip.
4. Start fraying and ripping the loose denim as shown on the picture until the transparent plastic is fully exposed.

104 comments:

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

These are so clever! What a great DIY - I like any project that makes the viewer want to take a second look! x

WOLF359 said...

Woa, this DIY is the best! I'm definitely going to try it out when I have some free time!

Joy. | justlikesushi.com said...

I just love how your creativity keeps surprising me! It's not something I would do but it I totally suits you! Great job!

ROSA WINDT said...

WOW THIS IS AMAZING!!!

Debbie said...

Ahhh Ivania, geniaal! Staat je ook geweldig zeg :)

Xx

Her Persona said...

clever idea

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Wandering Minds said...

You have such a talent for unusual styling, I wish you could style for our online store one day! Amazing idea.

Elisa

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Jaeger said...

wicked idea

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xx

PERFECTIONIST NIGHTMARE said...

GREAT!

Lisa said...

Heel erg gaaf!

Sade said...

You are the DIY queen!

Sparks In Spring said...

I love the idea, this will come in handy soon!

Lola Jaro said...

love this, thanks for sharing!!



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Aliénor said...

Love what you've done to this pants, and i'm in love with your heels !!

xx
ifoundmysoulmate

Ria :) said...

you cant machine wash them now can you? x

MiraFrieda said...

clever
i love your diy´s!

love
mira

Priscella Manon said...

Wat een goed idee! Ziet er echt heel tof uit! Helaas heb ik geen broek om los te knippen anders ging ik gelijk aan de slag.
Priscella

Marloes said...

I love your DIY's! You're the best x

Mia said...

Great idea!

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Pyrola said...

Awesome DIY!

Julia Lang said...

DAMN, you're a genius!!!

I love this DIY project soo soo much!!!!!

Kisses from Berlin

Julia

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Sofia Rocha said...

AMAZING

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Dominika said...

you always have the best DIY ideas!
and this one is just another amazing one!
<3

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Michele said...

Wow!!! Dit moet ik gaan doen. Wel grappig want ik ben al eeuwen op zoek naar van dat tafelzeil. Waar heb jij het vandaan?

PookeBoop♥ said...

wow, it's such awesome!)))

RAYNE said...

This is such a great idea!

xR
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Larissa said...

wat een geweldige DIY weer!! Wauw, deze zou ik wel heel graag willen doen ook! Staat je super met deze highwaisted witte jeans looove!

The Designer Index said...

Genius! What a neat trick.

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AfinaSkater said...

love your hairdress and this look!

Opalintheclouds said...

Love this DIY, the jeans look so cool xx

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Aminta Paiz said...

Otro DIY fantástico... yo la verdad no tengo mucha paciencia... pero a ver si aplico la técnica :D ..
feliz domingo...

Aminta Paiz said...

Otro DIY fantástico... yo la verdad no tengo mucha paciencia... pero a ver si aplico la técnica :D ..
feliz domingo...

Nyrha said...

Love it!

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Marina said...

This look awesome!

Sophia said...

so cool! x

Rhea Dillon said...

Such a cool idea!
xx

Rini said...

cool idea!
I really like your white shoes... where are they from? Are they comfortable?
xoxo
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Camilla said...

oh this is amazing! must give it a try

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

the white ribbon said...

Amazing idea! Definitely going to try this one! xx

Maarika Karm said...

this outfit is perfect!

couturing said...

Wow, I'll definitely be doing this as one of my summer DIYs. This is a great idea!

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zoé [LIGHTNINGFACTORY] said...

dit is geweldig! echt geniaal ivania!
ik denk dat heel blogger land (inclusief ik) straks met floating denim rond loopt. kudos

Tugce said...

Geweldig Ivania!

Tugce said...

Geweldig Ivania!

Eva said...

Great idea! Where are the jeans from? looking for highwaisted white jeans.. Thank you!

Fashiable said...

Mooi, mooi gedaan weer!!

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Hanna & Christel said...

super leuke diy!

<3

Sharon said...

This is genius!



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Van S. - PureGlam.tv said...

Very cool DIY ... and you always have great ideas... wonderful look!

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MaddyC said...

Excellent idea! How about instead of plastic, a section of sheer, nude tights/pantyhose? It might be more suitable to combat the possible issue of scratching from the plastic edges, and 'rubbing' which may create rather visible redness through the transparent section (not to mention pain!). Obviously the denier/thickness needed would depend on the weight of the lower section of the jeans, but I think this could be an interesting modification, especially with some creativity...

HONEY said...

you're definitely the best DIY-er

Magda said...

I don't like it

Íris Björk said...

This is so cooool !!
xx
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effortlesscool said...

these are beyond cool! totally going to try these!!


XO Sahra
EffortlessCool

Ally Carey Unknown Pleasures said...

These will definitely have you turning heads for people to give your jeans a second look! They look amazing!

Ally
Blog: www.the-unknown-pleasures.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Your DIYs are simply the most genius and helpful ones ever. Love them! x

Constance said...

What a great idea!

Sanity Notebook | by Jessie Carbullido said...

Never thought I'd find use for Grandmother's extra furniture plastic. Innovative, as per usual, Love.

te amo,
j
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Aves Gry said...

As always you are always so innovative and extremely creative.

Dominga Bijouterie said...

Hi Ivania, great work! I like your blog very much, keep inspired :)

christina said...

Your hair colour is always so lovely xxx

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Sophia said...

Genius!! Such an amazing DIY idea! I will definitely have to try this. <3

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Sofia said...

i confirm you are a genius!
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french devil said...

i think you are the master of diy projects ;) Marques Almeida’s idea to wear cut off legs is only good-looking idea on the runway.

inkarlcerating said...

you're a god

Style Hostess said...

epic ideas again. keep up with the inspiration Ivania =) love those heels btw. super chunky, metallic heels are so catchy.

X
Catherine.

Be! said...

Love it!

TeuntjeVDW said...

What a cool idea! xx.

peter said...

very funny, but ok!

justyled said...

interesting.. i like it soo much :))

xx BBella
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♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

Wow, can't believe this is DIY! :D

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Rebecca said...

mmm love a bit of shredded denim and looks perf in white
x

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bárbara crespo said...

fantastic!!!
kisses


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FASHION ICE said...

that looks amazing! such a great idea.

Heidi Haahr said...

Omg this is amazing! Have to do that one time. Love your DIY's :-)

CheersCharlie said...

This is AWESOME! I can't wait to try it!!

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Sarah Marie said...

Those jeans are so cool, might do that to one of my jeans!! Also, great blog, you have my follow!

sarah marie

www.regardingthestars.blogspot.com

MeganMay said...

okay.. i don-t need more words then
I LOVE THIS PAIR of jeans u created!

xx

nataliya said...

so fucking cool!!! whoa! you're the best!

nataliya
sewniice.blogspot.com

Rock Steady said...

You're a genius! LOVE LOVE LOVE SUCH A INSPIRATION!

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ZxM Fashion Addicts said...

SIMPLY AMAZING!!!ADORE IT!!!!
XX


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Heather said...

This is totally interesting. I never thought of doing something like this. Hmmm

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Jenaly Enns said...

this is absolutely fantastic. great idea and looks amazing. love the whole outfit as well

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Fabita Punk said...

That's a really cool idea...another great job :)

Lolita in the Mix said...

Fantastisch!! En het ziet er prachtig uit! Ik wil ook!

xoxo lorena

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Render Sublime said...

YOU NEVER STOP SURPRISING ME!!!!!! XX


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Danielle Louise Hunter said...

So creative, I love seeing your D.I.Y's

Danielle
xo

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Kate Junior said...

There will never be a day you seize to amaze with your creativity! Thank you for inspiring! xx

consuelle crystal said...

love white! ♥

Claire said...

This is a great idea! Looks great on! Maybe I'll try it sometime... : )

*Claire

duckalicious said...

you genius, you!

Paula said...

where on earth do you buy your shoes?! they are incredible, both pairs! x

ZxM Fashion Addicts said...

THAT STUFF IS BRILLIANT!!!JUST FREAKIN BRILLIANT!!!LOVE THE JEANS AND ADORE THE SHOES!!!

XX




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Maria said...

I love everything that you do. Enough said!

Isabella / Crystallography said...

you are so clever it's insane. love this, x

Ilona de Vries said...

staat je erg goed!

Kari said...

You always have such great DIYs!

Helene said...

This is genius! I have to do that myself! you get such amazing ideas! so inspiring! :-)

xxHelene

Hélie said...

great idea :)!

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Fey said...

Great idea! and the look is perfect with the shoes :)
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Anđela Vitorović said...

Great idea, I like it! :)

STOP IT RIGHT NOW said...

Oh I might have to try this. I love your DIYs.

Emily Healy said...

You have such a talent for unusual styling, I wish you could style for our online store one day! Amazing idea. Elisa Wandering Minds fashion www.ourwanderingminds.com

Urban Styles said...


I really enjoyed reading is g your post. Thank you for sharing so nice and helpful ideas to readers who do not have to face this problem again in their project.