Blurred and Ripped

By Marky - 4:48 AM

Hey Everyone! I did a quick photo shoot with my cousin last new year's eve. I just want to say sorry for the quality of the photos as I don't know how (until now) to adjust the settings. I actually waited for the new year so I can finally wear my DIY shorts. Just perfect for comfy clothing for our new years tradition at home. 

We all have our very own family gatherings during new year's eve and let's admit it, we all want to dress up and look nice to welcome 2015. I decided to wear something minimal as we just celebrated it at home. 

Acquiring an awesome pair of ripped denim shorts can be expensive- unless you know how to make them yourself. It may require a little patience but it'll be worth it. You just need to prepare a pair of old denim shorts, scissors, cutting board, and tweezers. 

How to:
1. Put the shorts/jeans on and mark how short you want to cut them.

2. Take the shorts off and cut them from the outside seam inwards – making sure to leave a few inches of fabric inside the leg at the crutch. You essentially want them to be longer at the crutch than on the side of the leg.  (Apologies for my use of the word ‘crutch’ – it’s horrible right?- but there was really no way around it).

3. Put the shorts on and check the length and style – you may want to cut a bit more off or alter them slightly. Do this patiently because there’s nothing worse than cutting too much and rendering them unwearable.

4. Once you have the length you want, get out your cutting board.

5. With the front of the shorts flat on the cutting board, use the stanley knife to make a series of horizontal slits about an inch apart. Make sure you move the pocket out of the way to do this.

6. Repeat on the other side.

7. Put the shorts into the washing machine on a normal wash. This should be enough movement to remove a lot of the blue threads between the slits in the front so that you have just the white threads and some gaps showing through. The hem should also have loosened up.

8. Let the shorts dry and then check if you like the style – if you want more cut outs in the front repeat the cutting and washing steps until you are happy.


What I'm wearing: Hat (Metro), Shirt (Zara), Ripped denim shorts (DIY), Boots (H&M), Watch (Casio)

Photographed by Joanne Mae Jaco.

Thanks for viewing.

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