July 01, 2012
D I Y / Floating Denim
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
-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.