Trips to the thrift store can really shift my mood.
A couple months back, I discovered these oversized Levis at a thrift store in Fort Worth, TX.
The lady at the counter said I owed her two bucks and I was instantly inspired to make something of them!
TWO BUCKS, Y'ALL.
Here's what you'll need:
Anything else you can find
(I raided Lane's pumpkin carving kit for a tiny carving tool, perfect for small details!)
A washing machine
The first step is to evaluate your threads...
Are you interested in booty shorts or mid-length shorts?
Cut off excess material, when in doubt, cut off LESS. You can always go back and cut off more.
Don't get scissor happy, girl.
Don't focus on perfection, this is your messy creation.
Now the fun begins, you decide the placement of your "aged" destruction.
Where do you want the most "wear and tear" on your shorts?
Again, start minimal.
You can always add more later!
I found it helpful to try my Levis on and make tiny marks where I wanted the holes to be created.
With my serrated kitchen knife, I made horizontal cuts of all different lengths.
With my tiny pumpkin carver, I made the cuts not so clean.
Run your tool over the clean cut lines until they begin to look organically aged.
One last step to complete the wear and tear process...
Wash and dry them!
I do not know how to sew, Ha.
I rolled the bottom of my shorts to my desired length.
Cute and cuffed, I kinda dig how messy they look.
Make the pockets rocker and cool, the butt of a pair of Levis is the BEST.
I wear mine with worn out v-necks and an occasional plaid button down.
Two bucks well spent.