Posts tagged ‘shorts’

April 29, 2012

DIY : Lace embellished cut-off shorts // Short en jean à dentelle

This Sunday night DIY is pretty and perfect for the hot summer’s days I’m looking forward to once this flooding is over. Cut off shorts are a summer staple and can be embellished in so many different ways. Spring / Summer 2012 is all about the denim, lace and pearls and this cute pair of cut-off denim shorts have all three, a great composition. And of course, they’re easy to make : )

Ce DIY du dimanche soir est parfait pour préparer le beau temps qui devrait arriver après ce déluge. Un jean coupé, c’est la base en été, mais en faire une pièce c’est facile et encore mieux ! Les collections Printemps / Eté 2012 sont pleines de jean, de dentelle et de perles et ce short combine les trois. Le bonus : FACILE. A. FAIRE !

To make your own Lace embellished cut-off shorts, YOU WILL NEED :

Pour créer ton propre short en jean à dentelle, IL TE FAUDRA :

– A pair of jeans cut off at the length that suits you (tip : not too short or the lace will be too high up the leg) / Un jean coupé en short à la longueur de ton choix (tuyeau : pas trop court sinon la dentelle remotera trop haut sur la jambe)

– Two V-shaped lace neck pieces – mine have sequins and pearl beads on ! / Deux cols en dentelle en V – les miens ont des sequins et petites perles dessus !

– A needle and thread / Du fil et une aiguille

– Scissors / Des ciseaux

– Tanned legs, unlike me / Des jambes bronzées, pas comme moi

Learn how to do it yourself :

Toi-même tu sais faire :

Fold your shorts sideways and place a lace piece upside down so that the two tips touch the edge of the shorts and the top of the V is further up the seam. Pin the lace in place and cut out the denim following the V shape of the lace. Sew the lace to the denim, trying to keep away from the very edge so that you don’t lose the stitch when it frays. Repeat on the other side.

Pliez votre short en deux sur le côté et mettez votre col en dentelle à l’envers afin que les tiges du V se trouvent sur le bord du short et la pointe plus haute sur la couture. Attachez la dentelle au jean avec des épingles et coupez le jean en forme de V en dessous de la dentelle. Cousez la dentelle aux bords du jean coupé en évitant d’être trop proche du bord.

Pair with a cute tee and some big sunnies and you’re looking good !

A porter avec un tee-shirt mimi et des grosses lunettes de star !

– Shorts by Clones ‘n’ Clowns

– Tee-shirt by By Marc

– Sunnies / Lunettes de Soleil by Urban Outfitters

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April 13, 2012

Feat : IFB Weekly Round Up & Links À La Mode

I’ve been a part of the IFB community for less than a week now – and guess who has already been featured amongst the 20 Links A La Mode ?! Well, not exactly me… But my DIY STUDDED DENIM SHORTS !!!! So stoked : ) Thanks IFB and congrats to the other 19 posts which are pretty cool stuff ! Click bottom right to read the IFB Links à la Mode article in its entirety.

Il y a quelques jours, mon blog a été admis dans la communauté IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers). Ce site regroupe de nombreux blogs ambitieux axés autour de la mode et permet de faire de nouvelles rencontres (virtuelles) mais aussi d’apprendre beaucoup de choses sur le blogging de haut niveau ! Mais attendez, il y a mieux comme nouvelle… Ce matin, je découvre que mon post sur comment customiser votre short en jean fait partie de leur sélection de liens à la mode pour cette semaine ! Je suis ravie ! Pour lire l’article Links A La Mode en entier, cliquez ci-dessous en bas a droite.

More and more of you are visiting me here and liking me on Facebook – it means a lot and I hope you’re enjoying what you read !

Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à me rendre visite chaque jour ainsi qu’à me suivre sur Facebook – merci beaucoup !

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April 7, 2012

DIY Studded Denim Shorts

Cut off jeans are a staple when it comes to Spring/Summer fashion, but it’s always nice to have a pair that shouts out “I’m not just any old denim shorts !”. Here is a DIY idea using pins to stud your jeans – the perfect outfit for a summer’s day rockin’ in the sun !

To make your own pair of Studded Denim Shorts, YOU WILL NEED :

– An old pair of jeans

– A pair of scissors

– A pot of pins

– A tube of fabric glue or super glue

– A small pair of pliers

– A strip of iron-on fabric adhesive

– An hour’s time

Tutorial :

Place you’re jeans on a flat surface and  have a think about which parts you wish to stud. It’s nice to have large panels of studs but make sure you get them nice and straight. If you’re a perfectionist, you might like to use a ruler and felt tip to plan out where you will place your studs. When you’re ready to pin-it, put a spot of glue onto your first pin and poke it through the denim. Fold over the spike with your pliers, making sure you squeeze it nice and tight. Continue to stud the front and back of your jeans until your design is done. Next, turn your jeans inside out so you can see where pins have been folded. If you just studded the pockets and belt loops you won’t need to do this, but if any of the pins are likely to touch your skin, follow these simple steps. Take a spare patch of denim (you could use a piece off the leg as we will be cutting the jeans into shorts later on). Place fabric adhesive on the back of the denim and iron onto the back of the pins. Finally, cut the shorts to the length you feel comfortable with, leave the glue to dry, and wear !

Let me know if you make your own !

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