The effect of negligence is kept in the list of fashion trends for the 2nd consecutive season and applies to almost everything: from makeup to clothes. In particular, ragged shorts that fit in almost every look do not go out of fashion: from sporty to glamorous. In addition, such a wardrobe item can be made independently in a few minutes.
How to make torn shorts with your own hands?
In order to personally make torn shorts, in addition to the usual tools in the form of chalk and scissors, you need to find a thin and long crochet hook, which the gypsy needle is capable of replacing, as well as a stationery knife, a toothbrush and a razor.
Regardless of what material you start making gaps in shorts, work only on longitudinal threads. If you accidentally switch to the transverse, the product will instantly disperse and will be suitable only for home use or disposal. That is, only the longitudinal threads are removed from the desired area where the rip should form, with a sharp knife, and the transverse network remains intact: it is convenient to do this with a long gypsy needle or hook. And in order to make the process easier, and no unpleasant incidents happen, the stationery knife is taken and as well as possible sharpened. He should immediately cut the thread, and not cut it.
The same effect can be achieved if you work not with a knife, but with a stationery razor. After the gap has been marked, a thread is required to be walked with a toothbrush, a tool for removing the pellets or simply with your fingers, smashing the transverse threads left intact. They need to be slightly divided among themselves.
If you decide that the gaps should be large, and there should be no threads left in them, the transverse ones are removed exactly to the edge of the gap, after which it is necessary to scorch the cut point. Or it is possible to walk on it with an overlock, but in any case it is necessary to fix the cut. After that, the longitudinal threads can begin to pull a needle or a hook like a fringe.
There is also an interesting way to create tears in shorts, which works best with denim: it implies the presence of pumice or a special grater, which is a dry pedicure. The smaller its knives will be and the higher the frequency of their location, the faster and better the holes will be made. It is required with strong pressure to rub this tool on the fabric in the right place until the threads begin to thin.
An important point that should not be overlooked is related to measuring instruments: measurements are taken with a measuring tape, but markings on fabrics often occur with the help of a ruler, which gives rise to errors. This is because the divisions on different instruments are not identical to each other. Because of this, professional cutters recommend that the fabric also set aside the necessary values with a measuring tape, which was measured, and use a ruler only to build a flat line, if necessary.
Making jeans shorts
If there are no old shorts that can be used on expense, jeans will come to replace them. It is easiest to work with such a fabric, since it does not need additional processing of the edge, protecting it from falling. In addition, it is on a denim variety of rubbing look the most advantageous. To do this, it is necessary to prepare the sharpest scissors, a piece of soap or chalk, a long ruler and a measuring tape.
First, the jeans need to be turned into simple shorts, choosing the optimal length for them. You shouldn’t do this by mindlessly shortening the legs: when you put it on, it turns out that the thing doesn’t fit the way you would like. Therefore, it is advisable to find an assistant who can mark up when the jeans are worn on you. If no one can help, mark the edge easily by measuring the length of your shorts or skirts. But it is impossible to measure on the already worn out thing without errors.
Depending on how short the shorts are to be, the cut line is chosen. Here it is immediately necessary to determine exactly how the bottom will look. The most attractive look torn shorts, in which the bottom edge has a fringe, and therefore almost never processed. But if you want to keep it smooth, you need to calculate the increment, which will go to the hem. The same applies to the deliberately bent upwards and outwards edges. In any case, do not forget that the back panel in length should be 0.7-1 cm more than the front.
Edge can be processed in the last turn or take it up to the stage at which the artistic gaps in shorts will be created. According to the classical scheme, it is twisted inside twice, with a width of 0.5 cm, after which it is sewn along the upper line with small stitches. To create a cuff, the fabric bent out is required to iron out, and only after that hem, and it is recommended to do this manually, so that the seam is not visible on the front side. If you want to leave the bottom edge without processing, it is best to decorate it with a fringe, which can be created with a regular crochet, pulling the longitudinal threads one by one.
Now, on the product laid out with the front panel facing up, it is necessary to make a markup: mark the places of future holes and their span. It is strictly not recommended to be zealous with the latter: in the sock and during the washing the gaps will diverge in breadth, and after 2-3 times the artistically torn shorts will turn into a thing that can be put on only at the dacha, since there will be no solid fabric left. In addition, stylists remind that the larger the gaps, the more volume they give the legs visually. This is worth considering for girls who want to adjust their shape with clothes.
Ripped shorts: photos and finishing ideas
Denim ripped shorts already look stylish and rarely require any additions, but many girls lack some personality in such a thing, which can be added through an interesting decor. In particular, lace is very popular today, which can play with even such controversial material as denim. This combination of tenderness and sports negligence has long been found at leading designer shows.
Lace can serve as a lining, and can become an independent piece of decoration. In the latter case, it acts as a cuff or fills the missing section: for example, if a piece of fabric was cut from the side seam, lace is placed in its place, neatly stitched from the front side. If the material is put as a pad, most often its cut should fill the entire panel from the wrong side, because otherwise the seam will be visible from the front, which will spoil the look of the product.
A controversial, but still current trend on the catwalks of the world - pockets peeking out from under the bottom edge in short ragged shorts. It is most interesting if the material of the pockets differs from that used when sewing the main product, and the gaps are neatly on them. To get a similar element of the wardrobe, the bottom edge of the shorts is cut as short as possible, and the pocket itself can even be lengthened if you make a fake overlay from the wrong side, choosing a contrasting color, texture or fabric for it.
In addition, torn shorts can be trimmed with more familiar details like rivets, beads and ribbons, as well as paint. Today, this method has been in high demand: complex gradient staining of the fabric is also produced at home, and easier application of the stains and drops randomly arranged on the fabric. Any of the options with the proper imagination turns simple ragged shorts into a designer thing.
Judging by the trends dictated by eminent fashion houses, torn shorts will not lose their popularity for a long time, so be sure to try to replenish your wardrobe with them. And even if by chance it turns out that you made the gaps too large, and they began to diverge, you can always cover a certain section with an interesting patch that only adds to the individuality of your thing.