Okay, am I the only one who sucks at cutting cut-off jean shorts? I mean…here we go. First, you’d try to cut both legs together and then put them on and realize, “Oh wait, I just remembered, I have a butt. So that’s going to make the back a lot shorter. Shoot.”
And then when that fails, you try to draw a line and cut going all the way around, following your line, only to find that you either get a weird extra-uneven part in the crotch-region, or along the outer thigh? Or, you remember again that you still…have a butt, so that isn’t going to make them even.
OR, (yeah, I’m still going–I’ve made a lot of cut-off mistakes), you cut a little and then rip all the way around so you get frayed edges, only to end up with the same uneven problem with the weird leftover hanging part on the outer thigh? Ugh!
And the worst–THE woooooorrrrrssssstttttttt (thanks to John Ralphio)….is cutting one leg at a time and trying like hell to make them even. I mean, that’ll get you booty shorts real quick. Booty shorts that you didn’t want to begin with and you don’t want now. Trash them and start over.
So I found some tips online and I can’t wait to try them. I’ll be hitting up the Value Village (the oldie but goodie in Atlanta) or Columbia’s Salvation Army and get some nice old jeans this weekend to give this a shot…again.
And now, some cut-off inspiration for the spring. (click image for source)
Hope everyone has a great weekend–hopefully filled with warm weather and sunshine on your shoulders. I’ll be trying to get my shorts ready since it’s warming up–and may also make an impromptu trip up to the lake for a little side gig I’m working on 🙂 Happy Friday!