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DIY convertible zip-off pants


I am sometimes nostalgic of my teen years during the 90s, but when nostalgia strikes, I always find a way to ease my pain, like putting on a Lionel Richie record or watching 16 Candles, Weird Science, or even better:  Untamed Heart (you have to see these movies).  Sometimes a movie doesn’t make it so I dress up like it’s the 90s again, good thing it is pretty trendy these days!   So I decided to recreate this crazy trend we had in the late 90s called the convertible pants, or the zip-off pants.  This time around, I made it from an American Apparel (our sponsors, thanks!!!) easy jeans, the most comfortable pants.. EVER!

Ari’s tips:

I suggest you use a plastic zipper so it won’t iritate your skin or get stuck in your skin (or hair if you have leg hair lol)

You can finish the hem or leave it raw, but the raw fabric will fray, and this means you’ll have to re-sew it once in a while!

You can do a short or a bermuda, I went for the mid-thigh length which I think is a unique length we don’t see much in fashion these days, which I love. :)


  • 30-40 cm plastic zipppers
  • Scissors, thread, pins
  • sewing machine
  • Skinny pants

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