What to do if your fave pair of jeans suddenly has a hole?
And what, if it is right where your backside pocket flap is?
No mending - too many layers!
After Step 1 & 2 I got rid of the pocket flap (Who needs it?!? The button has gone loooong time ago!). Then I embroidered a nice little patch that will cover the hole.
Now the patch would have covered the hole nicely, but there was a pretty disturbing dark stripe where the pocket-flap has been, so I took a small strip of fabric to covered the dark stripe.
The outcome: A very colorful backside view.
I needed to get rid of the original not matching (blue and lavender) label on the waistband!
And... being at it... why not "pimp my pants"?sigh
See what happens when I'm in a colorful mood AND remember inspiring posts?
Of course I know some of my dear readers are shocked. You may calm down. The jeans may be colorful, but you didn't really expect me to wear a colored blouse with it, did you?!? ;)
Unlike Kathy I added some small folds to the patches for movement.
I really wondered how she sewed her patches to her daughters jeans, as I really swore a LOT and almost freaked out while fumbling around to get the legs neatly under my machine... and I dare to say my pants legs are wider than hers.
In the end it worked out pretty well. Nice refashioned jeans.
Let me say it: I'm twentyten and I wear knee patches. And I wear them with pride!
Tune in next time for more shocking news ;)
fyi: The embroidery design comes from Farbenmix, and as some of you may have noticed I've used fabrics from Amy Butler's "Lotus Tea Box Collection".