March 11, 2013

D I Y / 'Laser Cut' Leather Shorts











I am always amazed by the versatility of leather.
The many looks and textures it can have; stiff to butter soft, smooth to textured, pebbled, embossed.
Raw cut edges and laser cutting techniques that are so finely done that thin leather looks like lace,
or what Proenza Schouler did this season;their laser cut leather looked like it had an abstract print from afar.
Inspired by Bauhaus skyscrapers and tiled walls I cut out these rectangles from a pair of leather shorts I never wear anymore.
I used the technique from a DIY on Park & Cube, which Shini already applied to a pair of leather look leggings four years ago.
Though this faux laser cut is a much more time consuming ang Labor intensive chore than the real deal; I spend almost two hours in total cutting out 72 rectangles.

/leather shorts or skirt
/a printed out pattern
/pen
/surgeon knife or sharp scissors (depending on your leather and pattern)

one/ Choose a pattern, print it out on a piece of paper and cut it out.
two/ Take your garment inside out and trace the holes in your paper with a pen. Take your time for this step.
Make sure the pattern is drawn on the same on each side of the garment.
three/ Start cutting out the figures. I used thin sharp scissors to cut out the rectangles,
but if your pattern is smaller and your leather is stiffer a surgeon or stanley knife might be easier.
four/ That's it! Go ahead and try it on!

70 comments:

blog mode Laura said...

That's such a great idea! The leather short is gorgeous that way, I think I will try it!

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Miriam said...

Amazing DIY!
With love,
Miriam

http://varios-angulos.blogspot.pt/

Jantine said...

Maar geweldig is het zeker!

Eline said...

wat geweldig!

Jeline Catt said...

Sooo cool! This is amazing xx

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Anonymous said...

Sorry to correct you, but it's spelled "Proenza Schouler". Lovely idea!

Julie said...

Cool! (-:

Rhoda Wong said...

looks super cool, love it!

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Blogandthecities said...

Love your ideas!
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LOVE AESTHETICS said...

Thank you for the correction! Typed this post on my phone aarrghh
X

Sharon said...

Ziet er gaaf uit zeg!



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Nes said...

LOVE IT <3

Rachel Pheasant said...

These are really great--They show just the right amount of skin!

Best,
Rachel
www.thecuratorial.com

piipiii said...

amazing tutorial, love the pattern
and how minimal nice you explain everything

Maria said...

No way! You are amazing! And so these shorts are.

Tali RockMyHeels said...

Love this DIY! Now whan I think of it, also round hole can be punched in leather! Thanks for inspiring ideas:)

xx
Tali
www.RockMyHeels.com

be individual said...

very nice!

My little fashion thoughts said...

Geez i really love it ! You genius :))


x Selma - http://www.mylittlefashionthoughts.com

Gioia said...

Those shorts look great on you! Nice DIY!
xo
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Alice said...

I can't believe how many wonderful, innovative ideas you have!

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Ramona Hux said...

These look amazing though I don't think I'd have the patience for it!

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Holly said...

This is brilliantly innovative, it really reminds me of Low Classic! Where are those shorts from? Much love, miss-narcissist.blogspot.com

My Gaby said...

SIMPLE & AMAMZING! LOVE THE DIY!

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Kiki said...

Leuke DIY!

Camilla said...

Oh seriously Ivania STOP IT, every single damn thing you do is so cool and you're really just starting to make the rest of humanity look inadequate.
Just start a clothing line already so I can buy all this amazing stuff you make and be a generally happier person.

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

p.s win some Rayban sunglasses on my blog! x

Domonique Wilson said...

Oh my goodness! This is too good, you always have the most epic ideas!

x

Pernille said...

It looks really great!

HayleyMG said...

Love this! Such a cool idea :D

Hayley xx
www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

Melissa V said...

amazing x

Milex said...

definitely love you!

Mira said...

Super cool diy. The shorts look uber cool <3

xx

glamdevils

hypnotized-poison said...

love them
they turned out great

FASHION SNAG said...

Wow, they look amazing!

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MarieAntoinette said...

amazing *_*

Lubica Tothova said...

Excellent...


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Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

This is great! I love how the shorts turned out xx



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wllwproject said...

LIKE! I love looking at your DIYs because you are always full of surprises ;)

Justalazymorning said...

such a rad idea

Anny Barros said...

AMAZING idea (:

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Tanya Minxy said...

Such a great idea *.*
I love reading your posts. Your DIYs are always perfect =^.^=
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Eva said...

Very cool idea, love the end result!! xx

www.creativityandchocolate.com

Jo said...

They look so good!

I'm a bit obsessed with leather as well, if you're using garment weight leather a pair of sharp scissors is great, but any heavier and a stanley knife will leave your edges ragged and torn - don't try it! Well worth the $5 to buy a small rotary cutter for beautiful smooth edges, and you can use it for any fabric DIY's later :)

Jo

www.waywrd.com

Laura said...

just amazing.

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Iliana, Anne said...

nice idea.

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Theresa said...

Simple, yet makes an impact. I love this idea. (:

-theresa
collaredblouse.blogspot.com

Maricruz said...

this is so cool!
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eliza said...

This is such a groovy idea, your shorts look fantastic!

x

Mrs. Smith said...

You look fantastic! Love your style! And what an awesome idea.

xx
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sassyshann said...

I really wish I could trust myself enough to do this because they look so cool.


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antonia said...

u are amazing!!!!



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R I S A said...

i adore your creativity!

latest trend in perfumes said...

Great choice...i love white so much... this color makes an impact. I love this idea!
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Laura L. said...

You're so creative!
Love it :)

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Debbie said...

Ahhh supermooi! Echt heel netjes gedaan ook! :) Laat het mooi weer nu maar komen! :)

x

Bostonista said...

Thats cool. I don't know I've never really been a fan of the laser cut thing but it looks cool on you.

xo
Kara
www.thebostonista.com

Seasprout said...

Absolutely wonderful. This makes me really want to get my grandmother's sewing scissors and go at a old leather skirt I have. Thanks for always posting such inspiring things...

MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM said...

WOW 2 hours, that's really something! The short looks great though, bet you'll be wearing it more often now... ;)

X Marjolein - Never Too Polished.com

Zuley said...

wow great DIY!

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BAUH said...

I would love to see you with one of my necklaces. <3

Adeline B. said...

I keep that idea in mind, such a great one !
I really admire your style, it's always well put together and chic, you should post more looks <3

melissa said...

Lots of patience but it looks fresh and cool
M

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glorialee0117 said...

Cool, so great ideal, I like it, I want to have a try.

Jk Lasers said...

Nice Blog!! and sharing information is very creative,that gives the best idea use of laser cutting design...

Selvita said...

wow
this is so cool
i will do it

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Anonymous said...

This short is amazing! I will definitely try this. It looks very easy to make. Rosa

www.diy-ideasforeverybody.blogspot.com

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