I really wanted to wear this new shirt I just bought to date night last night. I thought it would look really cute with jean shorts, but I didn't have any. I had a pair of shorts I liked way back in the day. They randomly disappeared my freshman year of college...I think someone stole them out of the dorm dryer! I did buy another pair at Papaya, but I think I actually just bought them because I was so desperate for jean shorts. In actuality, they were too short and tight for what I would normally wear and Papaya has the stupidest return policy ever. I think I might have worn them like 3 times in the past six years. Anyway, I didn't have time to go to the store and buy some jean shorts for date night, so I decided to make some out of an old pair of jeans. Here is what I did:
1. Fold the jeans over so they look like just one leg and cut them about knee length. I like to start long and cut parts at a time since you can always cut shorter but you can't resow the fabric back together.
2. Continue cutting section by section until you reach your desired length. I like to try them on between cuts just in case. Also, remember to leave about an inch so you can cuff them because it looks a lot cleaner.
3. Once you reach your perfect length, roll up the very tip of your jeans just to get rid of all the unevenness. Next, make a larger cuff (about an inch). The smaller cuff is to make a cleaner larger cuff. (Now, you won't have unevenness or stray strings sticking out at the top of the cuff.)
Below is a picture of my finished jeans and my new top (before shower, hair and makeup). These jeans are fine for errands or something, but I still definitely want to buy some new jean shorts. I like my jeans to be fitted (but not necessarily too tight), but I want more loose jean shorts to be honest. These kind of made me feel uncomfortable because they were tighter than jean shorts I would normally wear.