Jumper - Primark - £3.00 / Stripped Shirt - Vintage Fair / Skinny Jeans - Primark - £11.00 / Sandals - Primark - £8.00 / Rucksack - Charity Shop (Cancer Research) / Rings - Primark - £2.50
I hope you've all had a lovely Easter and have eaten chocolate to your hearts content (eurgh, I don't like chocolate) lol.
So as predicted, another Primark post. What can I say that I haven't said before? Primark really gets me.
I wanted some black ripped jeans but I didn't want to pay for some when I was adamant I could do the rips myself. So I bought these cheap pair of jeans (great fit btw!!) and I did just that. To be honest, if the rips went wrong, I wouldn't be upset as the price of the jeans was reasonable. I also knew making the jeans myself would mean I could create the rips to suit me.
The jumper was on sale. I was immediately drawn to the colour and for £3.00, you guessed it, a no brainer!
My favourite purchase has to be the sandals. They are simplistic, comfortable and so in right now. Perfect summer sandals. They also do them in white which I am thinking of also getting as they are so cheap!!
So dear readers, I decided to treat you with a 2-4-1 post as I have been a little slack with blogging lately. I have created a mini tutorial on how I created my ripped jeans. I hope it helps, let me know how you get on if you make some! :)
1) Gather your essential tools. Your favourite pair of black jeans, an old grater if possible and a marker or pen. As this tutorial was put together after I made my pair (mainly because I didn't know how it would turn out), I used a different pair of jeans for illustration purposes. Ideally use a marker pen instead of a Biro as it's easier to see the mark. I just didn't have one to hand.
2) Mark up were you want the rips to be. This is the crucial stage as it really determines how the overall jean will look. I decided to aim for just below the knee which gave me enough room to maneuver if I wanted the rips to be higher. I just didn't want them to split showing all of my knee.
3) Create a small incision - pinch and snip.
4) From the incision, cut a straight line from seam to seam widening the gap as appropriate. At this stage, it is advisable to try on your jeans to get an idea of how wide/long you want the rip to be and then cut further if needed.
5) This step shows how wide I made by rip/gap. I'd say about 3/4cm wide
6) Excuse my rusty grater (it is old, unused and perfect for this type of thing). Try not to use a new or in-use grater! This step shows the side of the grater I mostly used. Each side creates a different effect which is cool so I alternated between the smallest holed and the second smallest.
7) Grate until you get the desired effect for you. This step takes a lot of patience but it is definitely worth it!
And that's it :) Easy Peasy, Ripped Jeans Squeezy!
*Tip: wash your jeans to enhance the fray effect*
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