Hi I'm new here, this site was recommended in another general forum i belong to and i checked it out and now i think I'm hooked. i have been lurking around here for a couple days adoring all of the amazing projects created by all of you and i can say i am truly inspired by all of your talent and creativity! i decided it was time for me to post my weak attempt at a jean makeover and also to ask for some of your expert advice on how to save them from the wear and tear of time.
so here's the story of my favourite jeans. i have had these pants for more than 5 years and they are possibly the most comfortable pair of pants on the face of the planet i absolutely love these jeans! but inevitably after 5 years worth of love (aka wearing them virtually every day) they were becoming quite faded and ratty looking, they were covered in stains and the once rich blue denim had faded into a grungy light grayish blue. i just couldn't part with these pants though so i decided to give them a unique new flare and use the grungy-ness of them to my advantage! so 2 fabric pens, countless CDs, a couple cups of hot chocolate and several hours later i emerged from my room with these fantastic jeans covered in lyrics from some of my favourite songs and embellished with logos and names from some of my favourite bands. i had originally intended to do both legs but i kind of liked the uneven-ness of having just one leg...and also it took a hella lot of time to do just one leg and i didn't have the patience at the time to finish the other. a couple weeks went by and i was getting alot of compliments on my pants and i was all happy again because my old jeans were restored into something wearable and fashionable again until...DUN DUN DUN... the fabric in the posterior of my pants began to give out! i tried one day before school to sew on a couple pockets to hide the unsightly holes but the fabric in the rear of my jeans just wasn't strong enough to hold the stitches (one pocket stayed on...it looks a little retarded but that's what a 5 minute quick soloution looks like when you are rushing to catch a school bus) anyways the story up to this point has a sad ending...i haven't worn my nifty jeans since the pocket fell off...they have been sitting in my drawer all alone for several months now waiting for me to find a soloution and rescue them from the bottom of the junk drawer that they have been condemned to. I'm hoping that maybe your expertise can help me save these poor innocent jeans and bring them back life!
anyways enough of my Corney jean story how bout some pictures?http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1127819/pantsfront.jpg
The front of my jeans on the floorhttp://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1127819/pantsdetailnirvana.jpg
Some detail on the fronthttp://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1127819/pantsdetailsilverchair.jpg
Some more detail on the fronthttp://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1127819/pantsback.jpg
The back of my jeans on the floorhttp://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1127819/pantsdetailheart.jpg
Some detail on the backhttp://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1127819/pantsdetailbeatles.jpg
some more detail on the backhttp://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1127819/pantsclosehole.jpg
the horrifying hole on my buttocks. where the red is showing though is where the fabric has torn completely, the faint white lines around the hole is where the fabric is starting to give and is likely to break soon...the ugly pocket on the right is covering some similar holes. does anyone have any suggestions on how to save my favourite jeans? or do you think it's just time to *sniffle* say goodbye?
thanks so much for taking the time to look at my post! and thanks in advance for any suggestions you can give!