I found this high-waisted Marithe-Francois-Girbaud knee-length denim in one of the local shops here in CDO. I was mesmerized by its price tag coz it only costs 29 pesos (say about 70cents aud), yay! how cool is that.. I know, by the looks of it.. it’s fugly (fat ‘n ugly) hehe.. but since its highwaisted I thought of buying it eventhough it looks really old and a tad dirty… anyway, I shouldn’t be whining coz surprisingly, it’s already a great find.
so, as I was browsing on some inspirations for diy’s on cut-off shorts, I found one with a bow detail on the back pocket and it seemed really cuuute..(until I started makin’ it)..
basically, here’s what the denim looks like.. fugly isn’t it? or a bit out-dated I should say..
so here’s what I did:
STEP 1: Gather all materials. For this, you’ll need: scissors, marker (any kind/type it doesn’t matter), tweezers, and another pair of shorts to serve as a guide (optional), needle and thread (for the bow), embellishment (optional)
STEP 3: Mark the denim all the way through. You can make it longer than the guide just so its easy to make adjustments whenever necessary. Measurements need not be perfect. I chose this red shorts as a guide coz the length is just how I liked it.
This is how it should look like after cutting. It should not be cut straight coz it might end up short on the back.
I took out quite a few strands ’til I got satisfied.
ALL ABOUT THE BOW
STEP 2: Start off by cutting 2 rectangular pieces (or one fairly large rectangular piece and just fold it). Sew it together leaving a small opening in the centre, so you can push the sewn part inside out.
How do you find the bow on the back pocket of this cut-off shorts? Is it a yay or a nay? 🙂 I sew the corners of the bow on the back pocket to keep it in place. But I still wasn’t satisfied so I decided to embellish it up a bit.
I used this embellishment from an old broken dangling earrings, it looked even better… you can be creative and add any embellishment you like, you can even put another bow on the other side of the back pocket if you wish.. 😉
So this is my finished product… My take on a diy denim cut-off bow back pocket shorts…
How do you like it? Start making yours now… 🙂