I had to jump up and down just to realize I wasn't still sleeping and not dreaming. Nothing feels better than waking up seeing your work published. I had to sip coffee while I read it just to feel it's realness, and to make the idea sink in. This is my article, published on Philippine Daily Inquirer's Lifestyle 2BU section today, July 13, 2012. I know, I feel like I'm bragging again but,you know, I'm just happy and really thankful.
Denim Rescue: Revive your old, boring, outdated jeans.
All you have to do is rummage through your closet—or even that of your parents—and look for pairs of outdated jeans.
- Things you’ll need:
- Pair of old jeans
- Important note: Think first about how you want your new but free über-trendy trashed denims to look like.
- One of the easiest ways to overhaul a pair of jeans is to cut them up. To get the look you want, using scissors, cut the jeans right where you are comfortable in terms of length. For girls, it can be two inches right below the booty level, so they’re short but not “Playboy playmate”-sexy. Boys can try an inch or two above the knee. You can also (carefully) pull using your scissors on some of the frayed edges to achieve your desired look. Toss your jeans in the washing machine with a bit of bleach for a more aged feel and frayed edges.
- If you want a more rugged look, you should shred it like you mean it! Grab your scissors and decide where you want some tatters to hang. Estimate how long you want the strings of fabric to be seen, then start shredding. Scrape the fabric horizontally with your scissors until you see the white strings. It would look more natural if you place the tattered spots below the pockets and the pocket opening itself.
- Folding is another option. If frayed edges are too tense for your taste, you can just cut off your jeans right below the kneecap and fold to your preferred length.
- Remember, tossing your jeans in the washing machine will enhance the frays and tatters of your jeans.
- Bear in mind that you don’t always need to splurge on clothing to have a good sense of style. It’s also hip to mix and match pieces that are vintage, used, new, customized, etc. Ask your parents or even your grandparents if you can raid their closet; who knows what interesting pieces you may find. Be practical, creative and resourceful.
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