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Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Sean and I visited Connecticut to spend time with my parents and celebrate a friend's birthday. It was a ton of fun, but it's a sleepy start to the week. I did have some time to do two quick denim DIY's Sunday evening that are so easy I couldn't help but share. My mom brightened up an old pair of white jeans for me, and I wanted to make them even more on-trend by adding the popular barely-there knee slit. I also wanted to update a pair of vintage jeans that weren't quite hitting at the right length to a more stylish angle cut. I'll walk you through both of the projects—which took about 15 minutes total. All you need are the pants, some pins and scissors.
Monti says, "Good job, Mom!" Next, for the cut-off jeans, try them on and cuff up to the length you want. Mine were stiff enough that I didn't need to pin them, but pin in place if necessary. I took them back off and adjusted slightly to make sure they were even. Make sure the fold is crisp (you can also iron in place). Then, just as before, cut along the crease. To start, make a micro-fold upon the crease in the opposite direction and cut a small slit, so that you are just making a cut on the line and not a huge hole. Then, same as before, cut along the crease, being careful not to get off track across the seams.
Done and done! Keep your eyes peeled here for how I style my
old new jeans.