Today I realized I have problem. A problem with remembering to take before and after shots of everything I make. Usually about halfway through a project I remember I should have taken a before picture whether it just be a stack of fabric, something I am turning into something else, or something I am fixing. This problem leads to the topic of this post, a project I forgot to take a before picture of…again.
|Pretending that I have not already fixed one side of the pants…|
See I have these jeans. I bought them like 5 years ago and they were
considered “destroyed” when I bought them. You know the kind. The ones
with the holes that aren’t really holes because there is thin bits of
fabric still covering them and holding the hole shut. Well after five
years they are true holes in the pants, and much bigger than they
started out because my feet kept catching in them.
Well I decided I was sick of the holes. I am not 18 anymore and I need another pair of pants I can wear to work (I work at a quilt shop) or just feel more comfortable in. So the obvious solution was to fix the tears in the jeans with some sort of patch. Since I have recently been making a bazillion hexagons I decided to make the patches out of them.
It was a lot of work since I had to run my hand up the pant leg to get the needle in and out, but it was necessary because they would not fit in my machine. Fortunately I like the look of the hand stitching it’s just a bit more tedious doing it this way. As for the finished product I am quite happy with the results. Wearing these pants with the little
patches of fabric make me happy, and not having my legs showing also
makes me happy. It’s a win-win if you ask me.
I wanted a picture of the pants on so I asked my husband to take a quick picture of them last night and our dog Raptor immediately went and stood between my feet and stared at the camera (he’s a bit self absorbed if you ask me). It was not planned on our part but since he seems to always make an appearance when I take pictures I thought I would let him be.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it!