Once upon a time, my friends, there was a perfect fitting pair of boot leg jeans. They were flattering, high quality, and all in all just incredible. They were the sort of jeans friends would want to form a sisterhood over and mail between them over summer vacation. They were the kind of jeans that made my husband say "Dangggg" and walk behind me instead of next to me for a bit so he could check it all out. If you know what I mean.
It took two years, but the bottom hemline of these jeans were getting pretty destroyed. They were a little bit too long and would drag on the ground if I didn't wear heels. The jeans still looked amazing on me, until you looked down and saw the ripping and tearing along the bottom.
With our trip to Barcelona in mind, I decided to convert these perfect fitting jeans into a pair of perfect fitting bermuda shorts. For those of you who don't know, I've made a religious choice to dress modestly...which means I don't wear short shorts, mini skirts or show my shoulders or stomach. It's difficult to find bermuda shorts in stores at all, let alone cute ones, so making my own seemed like a really good option.
I know making cutoff shorts is NOT a revolutionary idea. I just don't think people realize how easy it is and how nice the results can be. Thus, behold: A DIY Cutoff Short Tutorial!
Try on your jeans and mark about two inches below where you want your jeans to fall on your leg with a pencil. I was kind of silly and marked too high, so my shorts are shorter than I'd originally intended them to be. I still like them and think they're both modest and flattering, but if you want to make yours longer don't repeat my mistake!
Fold over until you've reached your desired length!
Iron over the fold, which will keep the bottom of your shorts from unrolling.
I hate having to take my own outfit photos.
I just feel bad asking my husband to go out in the rain and take pictures of me all of the time. I suppose as a blogger this is just something I'm going to have to get over.
Like my shoes? Learn how to make them here.
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