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calmwind
« on: March 19, 2008 04:03:10 PM »

I got this recon from http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230251.0 Thanks tazo_tea

So I had these jeans and I wore them all the time. And then they get a huge split that started at the bottom of the back pocket and went all the way to the center seam. The best part? They got this split while I was at a dance and I didn't notice until halfway through. However, no one else ever said anything, so maybe my butt wasn't hanging out as much as I thought it must have been. I tried just sewing the split, but the sewing would just fail. How sad.

Then, I saw tazo_tea's recon and my problem was solved. It took me just about forever, because I wanted the new leg to fit in seamlessly, so all of my stitching was done in the same color as the original topstitching, on top of the original topstitching.

 (Ignore my dogs butt, I couldn't convince her to move)

Close up of the pattern. I lined the new leg with some scrap fabric I had in my stash, because the outer layer is just light cotton and I figured I should make the recon last for a while, for all the work I was putting into it.


Oh, the awesome part? I didn't try on the jeans beforehand, and it turns out they don't even fit! They are a few years old, so I can get them on, but there isn't much room for moving or breathing.

*You can't really tell from the picture, but the jeans look normal from the front. I only changed the back of the right leg.*
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008 04:22:43 PM »

i want some!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 05:02:46 PM »

is the fabric printed like that or did you seriously do all the patchwork Shocked ?  if you did thats INSAINE!  and if it's just the fabric, you still get mad props!  they look so professional.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008 05:57:39 PM »

 Cheesy That sucks that you can't wear them because they are seriously awesome! You have inspired me.... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008 06:10:15 PM »

They look great!  I think they would be even more awesome if you replaced the back pocket opposite the repaired leg with a pocket made of the patchworky fabric. Smiley  The two legs would be like opposites of each other.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008 07:22:47 PM »

Ohhh, Kaitlinnegan, brilliant idea!

P.S. Sewing up the leg of a pair of jeans on a regular sewing machine is...an adventure. But I didn't sew any extra layers this time, usually I don't pay enough attention. And I broke like 4 needles, because I'm impatient (and I was watching musicals while sewing, so I tend to sew in time to the music.)
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008 09:01:43 AM »

i saw tazo's n ur are just asawesome... love the print
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