Sunday, March 13, 2011

Project Restyle #4

Oh Project Restyle, please accept my deepest apologies for being a bad friend.  I don't call, I don't write, I take weeks off at a time...this is my attempt at getting back together with you.  

These are my favorite jeans.  I've had them forever.  I split the ars out of them years back.  You can even see where they have been patched before.  To be honest, they have been patched and split back open numerous times. (insert joke here)
Each time, I patched 'em up and kept on wearing them.  I haven't been able to button them (let alone get them past my thighs) for years.  I tried them on the other day and it inspired me to really patch them...hopefully for good.  But, I needed inspiration.  

so I turned to one of my favorite vintage books...I adore these old craft books.  I ironed scrap fabric to some stabilizer and cut out a bunch of these triangle pieces.
I used a hot glue gun with fabric glue to hold them down.  If you haven't ever used this glue I would suggest go lightly and don't glue where you intend to sew.  It is hard to get through.  As it was, I had to use pliers and and a thimble to get my needle through the thick parts near the pockets.

I did a blanket stitch all around the pieces and like EPMD from '97...I am back in business...until I bend over and rip out the butt again.

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  1. Love it! I could stare at your butt all day, hahaha!!!


  2. Super clever! Love the vintagey look! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. That is so clever and cute. Lucky you your arse can still fit in them all these years later. Thanks for joining my newbie party. Hope to see you again.
    Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing

  4. Thanks for following girls, and for the link parties. @Debbie, it's been a long time since I buttoned those bad boys!

  5. I don't blame you. We all have a favourite pair of jeans. :) These are cute. :)
    I am a new follower. :)

  6. Wow! I'm impressed that you can still fit into your jeans. All this blogging is makin my arse wider than ever!

  7. That is such a great idea! I think these jean have many more years in them! I am visiting from Debbie Doos and and I am your newest follower, hope you will stop by for a visit and follow me back.


  8. These look super cute with the patches. Unfortunately the worn spots on my fave jeans are on the inner thigh close to the crotch...not sure a I want to put flashy patches of fabric there! HAHA!
    Great job! So cute!

  9. Cute cute cute!
    Thanks for linking, hope the sun shines soon for you :)

  10. These are great!! Thanks so much for joining me for Make Something Mondays! See you next week!!


  11. Thanks gals...@bumblebee and sophie...I have several pairs that have those worn spots/holes on the inner thighs. I was starting to get a complex when every pair I own starts to rip out at the inner thigh.

  12. Cute! Usually the rear is one area I avoid patching, but you made these adorable!
    Thanks for linking up with