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Mood DIY: Sequin Encrusted Denim Shorts

Denim is just one of those fabrics that never seems to go out of style -- so I wanted to do something unique with it.  But I wanted to play with textures a bit. So.....I took some of my leftover sequin fabric that I had from the backless crop top inspired by Rihanna, and I thought that combining the two fabrics would add a chic touch that would definitely dress up my "blues." Tell me what you think!

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SUPPLIES: Denim shorts (I made mine from a pair of pants I got at the Goodwill), scissors, straight pins, needle and thread, pencil, tracing paper (I used some old tissue paper I had), and sequin fabric. Sequin Embellished Denim Shorts 4 HOW-TO: 1. Take your tracing paper and pencil and draw an outline of both the left and right sides of the jeans. 2. Cut out both forms. They will look like this. Feel free to mark a tiny "L" and "R" on them so keep them straight. 3. Turn your fabric face down, and then pin your patterns face down onto the back side of the fabric. Cut them both out. 4. Take your sequin forms you cut out and lay them on their respective sides. Next, take your scissors and cut out a notch for the belt loop. 5. Now, hand stitch your forms into place. Pay special attention to the outer perimeter of each form....you'll want it to but up against all the seams of the jean's edges.  (Note: while I didn't picture it, feel free to add some e6000 glue around the edges first if you want a little added security before stitching). Voila!

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Brandhyze Stanley is the chief voice of Frugal-nomics.com; a platform designed to share with women how to live and look fabulous on a dime. A DIY girl at heart—Brandhyze has been featured on The View, The Early Show, The Today Show, InStyle Magazine, Essence Magazine, and MTVStyle. A Wilhelmina Model for the past a decade, with a Business Degree from Loyola University Chicago, Brandhyze is a Fashion & Style Writer and former Video Contributor for Newsday Westchester, and provides DIY content to the popular How-To Site, eHow. Brandhyze is a huge thrifter and a lover of all good deals, follow her on Twitter @MyFrugalnomics and on Facebook at Facebook.com/Frugalnomics.

One thought on “Mood DIY: Sequin Encrusted Denim Shorts”

  • LM LEE

    These are awesome! I've offered to refashion a pair for every 20 something in my life! What a great idea! THANKS!

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