3/08/2012

DIY: Vintage High Waisted Jean Shorts

 I wanted to show you all a quick and easy way of turning high waisted jeans to shorts.  It only took me 5 minutes to make these and they are perfect for the spring/summer. Here is a collage picture of what I posted on instagram.  Follow the steps below to achieve this look.

First, grab a pair of high waisted jeans that fit you.  The best vintage ones are the ones considered as "MOM" jeans.  I got mine from a local thrift store for only $4.99.

Next, try them on and use a sharpie to mark how short you want it to be.  

After that, start cutting away.  I start from the outside and move in.  You can use a ruler to help you out but for me I did it free hand.

Next, fold the cutted side over and start cutting the other side.

After that, then you are done! 

I folded the edges but you can also use the scissors to snip at the thread to make them distressed.  Afterwards, turn them inside out and put them in the washer.  I am also going to add studs to these shorts.  I just ordered some from ebay.  If you would like to see that DIY please leave me a comment below.  This is my first DIY post so I apologize if it wasn't clear.  Feel free to ask me any questions and let me know if you think it would be better if I record my DIY.  Stay tune for more DIY's.  I already have two in the works =)

39 comments:

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    1. sorry I was still editing and accidently click publish. Please check in 5 minutes. Thanks :)

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  2. I can't wait to see you stud them! I love thrifting/vintage shopping! One of my favourite past times!

    XOXO Camille
    Dilettantishing

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  3. This is right on time for me I was just thinking of making some, thanks for sharing :) chev

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  4. Yay:) i will def try them!

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  5. I don't know how to do DIY so this post is really helpful :)

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  6. These look great! V. afforable too :) Love your loafers!

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  7. lovely idea!!! wil try for sure! :)
    chk new post on my blog! :)
    xoxo

    www.fshn4us.blogspot.in

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  8. cool girl, ya definitely wanna see them studded
    xoxo stephi

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    1. ok, I will def. do a DIY on that! :)

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  9. Very nice idea, I like yours!:) xoxo

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  10. Really cool! Need to do this asap. <3

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  11. they turned out really cute!!

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  12. Definitely want to try this- I love high waisted denim shorts! Lovely blog dear!

    xo, H
    http://vous-etes-belle-xo.blogspot.com

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  13. Nice DIY! Love your shoes also :) x

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  14. so great DIY! I love your studded loafers:)
    please visit me in free time:)
    http://mesmerize87.blogspot.com/

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  15. Thanks for the comment! Your blog is very cute, followed :)
    http://shortssweets.blogspot.com/

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  16. gorgeous outfits! ♥ you're such a beauty too :)
    follow you now, awesome blog :>

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  17. Love the shoes!!!
    Your blog looks really simple and chic!

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  18. love the outlook of ur blog. very nice. nice diy!
    megha
    GIVEAWAY : WIN A 300$ ADOLFO SANCHEZ DESIGNER DRESS.
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.in/2012/03/adolfo-sanchez-designs-pinspire-india.html

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  19. love it!!!

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  20. What a fantastic idea, Kay...and you have the same name as my mother, love it... might have said that before! :) Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend!!! :)

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  21. These are perfect! I never would have guessed they were jeans before! Seems like an easy DIY that I wanna try now!


    :)
    xx

    http://daydreamfrenzy.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love how yours turned out! Looks like you bought it that way :)

    http://www.rougefox.com/

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  23. Hurray! I love DIY people and I should get back creating something and blogging about it too

    http://mllewanderlust.blogspot.com

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  24. Lovely Shorts!

    -Charlotte
    http://incharlottesshoes.blogspot.com/

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  25. I am so going to do this tomorrow! Thanks Kay!

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  26. Wow!! Amazing (=

    yknkfashion.blogspot.com

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  27. sososo cute! love it! and love your blog

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  28. Some blogs say to buy the jeans too big, did you?

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