Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Distressin' Out {DIY Distressed Denim}

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What's up, everyone? As you may have noticed, I've been away from the blog lately. Did ya miss me? Did ya, did ya? The children's ministry stuff going on at church was eating up most of my usual blogging time (which is cool 'cuz I love my kids at church), but I have now officially landed in take-a-moment-to-breathe land. Wanna join me? I have a new project to share with you today! I'm lovin' the distressed denim look, but what I'm not lovin' is the crazy price tags lots of stores slap on jeans that look like they've been run over by a semi after being thrown in a muddy ditch and drug through barbed wire. Kind of like these:

I own tons of blue denim, but I'm kinda diggin' the latest colored denim trend. Again, colored distressed denim + hefty price tag = unhappy wannabe fashionista on a budget. What's a girl to do? Well, make some distressed denim of her own, of course! Here's how:

Here's the scoop. These bad boys came from a thrift store. Yep, served up a whole buck for 'em. Can I get a holla? This picture is kind of creepin' me out 'cuz it reminds a little bit of a crime scene. Movin' on.

Grab a pair of shorts that are the length that you like to use as a pattern for your new threads.

Okay, I'm feelin' the need for some random cuteness.

The following image may cause individuals to compulsively say "awwwww" while simultaneously sighing.

Told ya! Okay, back to business!

Cut the legs off of your pants. Sounds a little painful, eh?

Remember that I said you'll need your pent-up aggressions for this project? Well, now is the time to whip 'em out. Use 'em to distress and de-stress, my friends. Remember to breathe.

FYI: I used my nifty xacto knife to do some of the distressing.

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