So here is a quick DIY high-waisted shorts I did the other day and some pictures of the outcome when I wore it out today! This DIY is supeeeer easy and it just takes finding the right fitting mom jeans. All you need are a pair of mom jeans, scissors, good fitting shorts (as a guide), and a needle and thread!
I've been roaming about trying to find the perfect fitting high waisted jeans for this DIY for centuries. Finally, my prayers have been answered this weekend as my friend Mo and I went on a thrifting spree. As we stepped into the Salvation Army, he ran straight for the VHSs' and I, dived straight into the rack of jeans. And to the fortuitous circumstances beheld , I found these pair of LEE jeans for only $2.50! So I scurried my little behind home, snatched a pair of scissors and started cutting right away.
Here are some good tips for finding the right kind of jeans:
1. The jeans should NOT be stretchy, it is best when it is stiff and rigid, and falls right in place.
2. They should fit just perfectly, not too tight at the waist so that you can't breathe with a snugly fit at the thighs.
3. The high-waisted part should reach above or just on your belly button, if it's below, then it's not high-waisted.
Here are some step by step instructions:
STEP 1: Grab a pair of scissors, and a ruler (if you like).
STEP 2: Take out a pair of shorts in which you like the fit and use it as a guide to show how short the new shorts will be. Align them at the crotch area. You can use a ruler and trace them as a guide for the cutting.STEP 3: Cut straight across.
STEP 4: The outcome should look like this. I cut them giving a lot of space from the crotch area because I wanted to cuff them and for them not to be toooo short.
STEP 5: Roll up the hem to a cuff that you like the most.
STEP 6: Sew the cuff in place so that when you wash it or wear it, it does not its change shape.
Well after the long 4 day weekend, my best friends and I decided to go out for a little fun and bubble tea today :). And I was able to wear my awesome new DIY shorts since the weather was nice and warm~