Emily is three at the end of the year and is shooting up like nobody’s business. Now that the weather has taken a turn for the chilly I was fishing out some trousers for her only to find that they were all too short! I did however find some of Charlotte’s old jeans. Sadly they were in need of repair in the knee area. Rather than throw them out I thought it would be fun to try out Gabrielle’s tutorial
I followed the tutorial as it was written. I used steam-a-seam as the double sided interfacing and a scrap of denim for additional reinforcement behind the fabrics I used
For the first pair I used some fabric scraps that I had left over from the Washi dress that I am using in a series of sewing lessons that I am giving at the moment
I even sewed a few crosses around the opening like Gabrielle did and I rather like the effect.
Emily wore these jeans today and she was most perturbed that she was….
1. not wearing a pretty dress
2. wearing jeans, and
3. that she was wearing jeans with a hole in them
Life is very confusing when you are an Emily!
The second pair of jeans only had a teeny hole in one knee. As this pair were a lighter wash denim I settled on a light pink and white fabric and some red embroidery thread
They are a fairly plain boring pair of jeans so I added a heart to the back pocket. I even used my own template for the heart shape!
Are you a make do and mend kind of person or are you a chuck it in the bin and buy something new kind of person? I must admit that repairing clothes is normally at the very bottom of my priority list, but this tutorial was great fun!