creative or cheapskate?

I like to think i'm a bit of both and that's why i'm obsessed with making my own shorts and tank tops <3

 
put the jeans on and mark a rough line for where you want your shorts

 
meet the line, front and back. be sure to get the angle right (up at the sides, down in the centre)

 
cut your shorts 1 inch below the line. when washing your new shorts they will fray and shorten over time

 
turn them inside out and wash them on a low setting

roll up the hem and done

These jeans are a mens 30 waist and were £5 from primark. I thought it ridiculous that the womens jeans were more expensive when I could get exactly what I wanted from the mens section and they'd be comfy annnnd I intended on cutting them up anyway! Definitely try this out girls.. especially if you're worried about cutting up a pair of existing jeans these have turned out perfectly and the long zip/fly means that they are great for that highwaisted appearance. They give a slight illusion of a longer torso which isn't a bad thing for me as i've been feeling quite stumpy recently.

♥ abby 

Comments

  1. AnonymousJuly 04, 2011

    they look great :) such a good idea! have been toying with the idea of cutting up some old jeans as I can't seem to find any shorts I like in the shops lately! x

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  2. They look awesome!!

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    x

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  3. wow, they look amazing now!
    great diy!
    Krissy xoxo

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  4. Really like this idea, iv tried doing something similar with a pair of my mums old size 10s and for some reason they never looked right :/ definitely gonna try the mens section! :) xx

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  5. Give it a go Kelsey :) If you make sure you do them long enough in case of cock ups you'll be fine! That's what I tend to do! :P x

    Thanks Lowri & Krissy! xx

    Jade i'd recommend it definitely, just make sure you leave enough room for mistakes :) xx

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  6. they look great on you, love this post :) xx

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  7. AnonymousJuly 04, 2011

    They look really good! I bought Levi's & cut them up and want to do some more but they're £12 a pair where I got them from and if they go wrong, it's a fair amount wasted so I may try this!X

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  8. Thanks Jen! Glad you like it :) xx

    Hannah i've bought a pair of black ones to amend too! Keep putting them to the bottom of the pile annoyingly but I will get the out soon :D Try ebay for some cheapys, that's what I did :) xx

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  9. I've been thinking of doin this for a while now, i think i'l go ahead and do it! x

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  10. You look great! I think i'm going to give this a go! x

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  11. These look really good on you. I always do the same- anything I want to alter (shredded tees, vests, shorts) I always go buy a men's pair. So much cheaper and I think slightly easier to alter to fit
    xxx

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  12. Love these, great job! xx

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  13. Ooo what a fab idea, think I'll be off to Primark mens section for jean shorts from now on :P

    L x

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  14. Great idea! :)

    They look really good on you, if I was brave enough to bare my legs properly I'd give it a go! xx

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  15. oooooooooooooooooooooh I might have to give this a go :D x

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  16. i love them - you did such a good job

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  17. Very creative!! they look great!

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    Nats. xxx

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  18. Such a great idea! Going to put this on my to do list for my holiday in august. Perfect. Also, you have fabbbb legs! :)
    x

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  19. LOVE it! They look gorgeous on your tiny little legs. You look great!

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  20. oh gosh, i would never had guessed you had cut them yourself xx

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