This Fashion DIY Expert Recreates Vetements' Cult Jeans

While a pair of Vetements’ cult jeans are at the absolute top of every fashion girl’s wish list, the reality of owning a pair might not be so realistic with the $1500 price tag. But money should never get in the way of an amazing trend. When you want it, there’s always a way to make it work, which is why we reached out to DIY expert Geneva Vanderzeil of A Pair and a Spare, to recreate the jeans of the season for Who What Wear Australia.

Keep scrolling to see how you can recreate them at home for yourself.

You will need:

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  • A pair of old jeans
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Un-picker
  • Sewing machine and thread
How to:

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Lay the jeans flat on the table, back pockets facing up. Unpick the pockets from the pants. I found it easiest starting from the corners.

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After unpicking a couple of centimetres, you can move things along faster by ripping the pockets off.

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Decide on the position you want to re-sew the pockets. This will depend on how much of the dark pocket imprint you want to show-off. 

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For the hem, cut up along the side seam about 5 cm.

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Then cut straight along the front of the pant leg.

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You will end up with a "step" in the leg hem. Cut the hem off the back of the leg to make that a raw edge too.

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To make the seam line in the leg of your jeans, mark with a pin at the height of your knees and cut straight through.

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Flip the jeans inside out and pin the two pieces back together. 

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Sew the legs back together. To avoid making the jeans too short, keep the seam allowance to a minimum because this will affect the length of your jeans. 

Sew the back pockets back on in their new position and you're done!

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The final result!

Geneva Vanderzeil of A Pair and a Spare is signed by Chic Blogger Management.

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