When Life Hands Me Lemons…

After an online search for thrifted destroyed jeans, I looked at the unsellable jeans in my own Poshmark closet and had a moment.  I realized that I had been attempting to sell a perfect fitting pair (here) because of a couple loose threads while spending my time looking for a new pair with multiple holes and damage.  I am not usually the up-cycling type because I can’t sew a straight line to save my life, but the look I was going for seemed pretty easy to achieve.  I’ll walk you through how I did it.

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First, I’m trying the jeans on and marking them with a soap bar so I know where to cut when they’re off.
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Slowly & gradually cutting with a pair of scissors.  These jeans are more like jeggings (thin & stretchy) and I found out that the slits should be cut at least an inch apart on this particular fabric, otherwise the fabric between the slits folds/rolls into itself.  The rules are different for denim without stretch.

 

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Cutting the very minimum and trying them on in between cuts.  This is more time consuming but worth it because the cuts look different when the jeans are being worn.

 

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Enjoying the final result!

I hope this helps if you’re thinking about giving your jeans a makeover.  Feel free to ask questions in the comment section – I’d love to hear from y’all!

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What I’m wearing

  • AEO striped top $6 (purchased on Poshmark), here
  • Anthropologie necklace $5 (purchased on Poshmark), here
  • BCBG jeggings, rescued from my Poshmark closet here & upcycled
  • BCBG studded tote (purchased on Poshmark), here
  • Baublebar bracelet set $8 (purchased on Poshmark), here
  • Caged heels $7 (purchased on Poshmark), here
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