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DIY Denim Shirt in Used-Look

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com

Mended Denim Shirt à la Frankenstein Style
[Shirt makeover]

Well since the 50s jeans were always in trend but in the last 2 years the denim shirt has also become a must-have of a wardrobe. It is such a versatile item of clothing with which you can create as a casual styling as well as an elegant. And even every year Designers come up with new silhouettes and designs, the most popular model is still the classic blue variant with two front pockets.

For all those who also prefer the classic variant but still want to add some personality to the shirt this tutorial offers a cool solution. I call it the Frankenstein technic :)! And the best part about the Frankenstein technic is that you don’t have to be a skillful DIYer. The uglier the stitching the cooler will your shirt look. Plus you can give your old, stained but still favorite denim shirt a second chance to shine. 

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
Prepare small denim pieces for the project. I used the jeans leftovers from the DIY Boyfriend Shirts.

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
Draw an oval spot on the elbows. The ovals don’t have to be perfect.

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
Put the denim pieces under the marked spot and pin it to the shirt.

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
Now attach the denim pieces to the shirt with simple running stitches.

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
Turn the shirt inside out and secure the corners with pins.

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
Now attach the edges of the denim piece to the shirt with hemming stitch.

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
Cut out the marked spot. 

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
Now cut uneven holes across your shirt – front, back, shoulders. I had several stains in the front of my shirt, so just cut them out. Additionally I cut several rips on the shoulders, back, pockets and collar.

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
As by the elbows pin the denim pieces under the cut outs or rips and secure them with pins. Then sew along the rip-edges with running stitches or any stitches you think look the best. For my shirt I used running, double running and hemming stitches.

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
The inside view.

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com
Once you have washed your shirt the edges of the rips and holes will fray and the “used look” of the shirt is complete.

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com

DIY Mended Denim Shirt. By Xenia Kuhn for DIY Blog www.fashionrolla.com

Styling:

Shirt: DIY
Sunnies: PIECES
Butterfly Bow-tie: Xenia Kuhn atelier

Photo by Tat Kauerhof



Thanks for reading,
Xenia Kuhn
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