No I haven't turned all cowgirl on you...but I did make a frayed denim vest...and fortunatly it looks alot better on than it does laying flat on the ground.
To be quite honest if I saw this in a store I would probably be quite repulsed....but I really love how it looks on. Totally not cowgirl in a bad 80's way.
What I did was used a regular vest pattern with princess seam lines and skipped cutting out any lining. I sewed the pieces together so that the seams were on the outside (although this fabric is totally reversible it didn't matter much). I then sewed around all the outer edges in 1.5cm (5/8"). Then I clipped all the seam allowances approximatly 1cm apart making sure not to clip through the stitching line. I also clipped around all the outer edges the same way.
Next I through it in the washer and dryed so help speed the fraying. Voila I was done.
It was such an easy project, and it resulted in the perfect summer vest.
Because my fabric was reversible I can wear it more frayed, or less frayed...and I equally like both ways.
I promise an outfit post wearing this vest will be coming soon so you can see for yourself that it truely isn't horrible!!