The final result of my Doctrine Jeans DIY @ Space15Twenty

There comes a time in every young LA girl’s life when a contrarian declaration of “I’m not going to Coachella,” suddenly morphs into “I’m going to Coachella.”

To mark that very likely transition in my own life as of… about 11pm last night, here’s my very festival friendly DIY  from an event I hosted with Doctrine Jeans last week at Space15Twenty. You know I like my DIY’s easy, and here’s how:

1. Cut off jeans about x2 longer than your desired length.

2. Use a large embroidery or yarn needle and stitch haphazard X’s or +’s onto one half with yard of embroidery floss.

3. Roll ’em up. That easy.

Give or take one low-cut armhole tank (which I recently wrote about on Nasty Gal’s awesome new blog!), you are ready for sweaty desert days and wasted nights.

Some more sage advice: whatever you wear, don’t over-think it and DO NOT don a onesie/romper/jumpsuit like those pesky Coachella fashion guides are telling you. I promise, 2 beers and one porta-potty later, you’ll thank me.


  • aimee / April 11, 2012

    Where was I? How did i miss out on the fun? They turned out fantastic… let’s craft sometime :)

    – Aimee
    DIY Blog : SwellMayde

  • Rachel / April 12, 2012

    These look amazing – if I had not just got my hands on a wonderful pair of bleached then died candy cotton pink Levi cut offs from this amazing vintage department store called Blitz in London, I’d be all over this!

  • Neijah / April 12, 2012

    I like me DIY’s easy too. I’m def going to try this out.


  • Natalie (Fashion Intel) / April 17, 2012

    Had a fun time at the event, thanks for being RAD!

  • Debra Turner / August 3, 2012

    LOVE these shorts and the outfit in your latest post.
    Sometimes I also like dresses, so I wrote about one, the Rock Fish dress I often wear:

    Like your boots too!

  • Katy / August 17, 2012

    Such cool hair and a lovely look! Gonna try your DIY sometime. xo

  • Conny / September 29, 2012

    Aw that shorts look great! Might try that as well tbh :)

  • daniel / October 21, 2013

    What a stylish and unique craftmanship. Though it seems easy, it’s hard to make sure the final result would be as appealing as yours! Great job!

    Blu Boutique

  • Those shorts are so perfect and I love your style advice! Sometimes it really is just about going for it.

    Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating

  • Rida Khan / July 8, 2015

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