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Monday, July 18, 2011

DIY: The Endless Summer

     So this summer, ive really just been stuck at home bored for most days. Until last night, when I got a BRILLIANT idea! Why not cut up some old jeans (they still fit, but were too short), and make then into shorts! And while i'm at it, why not give them a SPARK? I went through a time when I was in LOVE with sewing, I made little pillows and things like that. Id always watched my mom doing it, so she taught me and I picked it up. Now, I think my love for it is coming BACK!
     Thats when I grabbed a pair of scissors, a pair of jeans past their prime, and sat down to work. My eyes slowly wandered over to my desk, trying to see what else I could add onto the jeans. They drifted onto golden ribbon, and then to the GORGEOUS fabric that had come with my Kiel James Patrick purchase packaging. So, I got to work! Ladies and gentlemen, here are the shorts dedicated to my endless summer. Beautiful colors, pretty ribbon, and pretty wash. Enjoy!

(A little inside peak into the process)
If I had more fabric, I definitely wouldve gone around and lined the back too! But oh well, Im really pleased with how the shorts turned out! This was my first time cutting jeans into shorts, and also my first time adding anything onto them.Ive done other sewing projects, but this was my first like this.

So what do you guys think? I worked REALLY hard on them, and I really am happy with the end result! I did them ALL my hand, sewing and cutting etc. In all, they took about 3 hours, with a little break time. Thanks to the lovely people at KJP for supplying your customers with pretty packaging that enlightens creativity!



  1. wow great shorts!

    such a great blog, good post! Your style is awesome :)

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  2. like it! :)

    If you want, follow me and I'll follow you back. :)

  3. cool diy! great idea as well!! :)

    Meena xxx

  4. You have done a great job. they look sooooo pretty!
    Sara C.

  5. these are so cuute!
    you did an amazing job.

  6. They look great, very good idea and look fab

    Rianna xxxx

  7. Oh my gosh, this is really well done. Congrats. Looks awesome.

  8. I think these are awesome! Very cute and different - most of the shorts DIY's I see now are bleach this bleach that blah, but these are positively different! Adorable!

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  9. Thanks! Im glad to bring something new :)

  10. these are lovely!
    perfect fit, length and waistline

  11. wow honey these are perfect!!!
    great job!
    Very cute blog, i'm following you by Google Friends box hope you'll do the same only if you'll like mine :)
    sweet italian kisses

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  12. What a fabulous DIY. Those shorts look fabulous!


  13. these shorts are like the most perfect fit. I quite like that the back is still plain! love it

  14. Amazing DYI, I have to tray it ASAP, the result is awesome and it doesn’t seem so hard to do, thank you for the idea! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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