This is an outfit and wardrobe update. I’m super super excited to share my second DIY project.
OMG Fabs, these DIY Ripped Baggy Jeans is life. I worked on these jeans on two different days to get them to my liking, and I’m so freaking proud of myself. My only regret is I forgot to take a before photo. I bought these jeans in 1999 so they were old fashioned and hideous. They were so deserving of being thrown in the trash, so I had to try for a refashion first. If I screwed them up, I wasn’t losing anything.
The items needed to DIY these jeans is a jagged edge knife, a magazine that you don’t want, scissors, ironing board, and an old pair of jeans.
What I did:
1. I cut off the bottom part of the jeans for a frayed look.
2. Place the jeans on the ironing board.
3. Put the magazine on the inside of the pants leg where you want to start cutting (This will keep you from cutting through to the other side of the jeans).
4. Use the scissors to cut out square shapes (your desired area of the jeans).
5. If you are using jeans with front pockets, you will need to move the inside pockets out-of-the way when cutting to avoid cutting them.
6. Take the knife and cut slits in the jeans by moving the knife back and forth until you have a complete slit. If you don’t want a complete slit and wants a more frayed look, just move the knife back and forth and stop cutting before making a complete slit (cut). I chose to do the front of my jeans, the side of my jeans, and the back of my jeans.
7. Put the jeans on from time to time as you work on them to make sure they are to your liking. (As you can see in the photos below, I have square cut-outs, complete slits, and frayed cuts).
8. Wash and dry the jeans before wearing them.
9. After drying them, they will have a lot of hanging white strings. You can cut them if you want. I left mine as is.
10. Finally, wear your jeans with a fab top and flaunt your fabness.
Front of Jeans:
Side of Jeans
Back of Jeans
Being that the jeans are baggy, I paired it with a tight fitting blazer, white tank top, booties, and a black and white handbag to complete my look. I don’t like to wear a baggy top if my bottoms are baggy and vice versa. This outfit is totally my style, and I absolutely am in love with my DIY Ripped Baggy Jeans.
As you know, I’ve been cleaning out my closet. These drab jeans are now fab, so they get a stay of closet execution. In fact, this entire outfit is items I already had in my closet that I haven’t worn in years that I decided to keep in my wardrobe. This DIY certainly made me feel as though I was in a brand new outfit.
So Fabs, get out your old jeans and let your creative juices flow. You never know what pot of gold awaits you at the end of the rainbow.
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Feel free to leave your thoughts on my second Diy project. You can view my first DIY Project here. I look forward to hearing from you.