I had wanted to do something with my old bootcut jeans for a while now, but what? I wasn’t too sure – to be honest, I had 1000 ideas. On Sunday, I decided on the simplest of ideas: A pair of high-low-denim in the style of Vetements. You all know their Deconstructed Denim that can be seen on all the blogs and in all the magazines right now. The original is sewn out of two pairs of vintage jeans. And they have one detail I absolutely love: An irregular seam. Shorter in the front, longer in the back.
To be honest, I feel kind of weird calling this thing a ‘DIY’ – it mainly consists of cutting off the seam of your jeans. Nonetheless, read on to find out what you should bear in mind while making your own DIY Vetements jeans.
WHAT YOU NEED
Jeans (straight or bootcut)
DIY VETEMENTS JEANS
HOW TO MAKE THEM
Try on your jeans at first and measure out the length you want them to be in the back. Mark the final length with a pin and lay them on the floor. The jeans need to be very flat on the floor so that your cut is nice and straight. Cut parallel to the seam. Be careful: Both trouser legs should be the same length.
Now on to the shorter front part. If you want your jeans to look like mine in the front, take the ruler and tailor’s chalk and draw a line at 3,5cm. Always be careful that both the trouser legs look the same and that they are flat on the floor.
Almost finished – now cut away the fabric in the front along the line. To do this, you have to cut vertically just before the side seam, up until you reach the line you just drew. Now cut along the line.
Ta-dah! Your DIY Vetements jeans are ready! Granted, these are way simpler than the made-out-of-two-pairs deconstructed denim. but they look pretty cool nonetheless, don’t you think?