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Thursday, February 10, 2011

no longer assless, chaps!

jean butts (1)b

in keeping with my resolution to mend all my broken junk, i reinstated the posteriors on two favourite pairs of jeans yesterday. a little ironing on, a little stitching and an hour of dragon's den and i have been reunited with two old faves. sure, i look like a scare crow in that first pair. sure, i have had them since high school. but sometimes it becomes a special obsession to keep a singular article of clothes alive.

i know i am a grown-up now because i get irritated when my pants wear out. wearing out was the best part of jeans-ownership when i was a pouty teen in grunge-era vancouver. denim patches provide a happy medium between my two selves.

jean butts (5)b

9 comments:

Marcie said...

Are those Silver Jeans?

lemonade said...

oh man. i am currently wearing a pair of jeans that need to be patched. teach me your ways!

sweetie pie press said...

marcie - yup. the pride of winnipeg, indeed.

sweetie pie press said...

lemonade - iron-on denim patches in that size are $1.10 for eight at designer fabrics. the bigger ones are cheaper at 99¢ zone (i did my parkdale research).

steps:
1. iron on
2. sew around edges of patches with blue thread
3. dragon's den (concurrent with 1 & 2)

Tara Bursey said...

These jeans remind me of a pair of famous uber-patchy jeans Neil Young wore alot during the After The Gold Rush album era...

There's some gratuitous rock geek gossip for you...!

sweetie pie press said...

i love your gratuitous rock geek gossip! i also enjoy being likened to iconic messes.

Jen Anisef said...

good work, becky-san. iron-on seems like an easier approach then my zig-zag the fuck out of my crotch one.

kristyn said...

Jen, having preciously employed the "zig zag the fuck out of the crotch" routine, i too am looking for a better approach... iron on patches, here i come.

sweetie pie press said...

i should say that the iron ons are still kinda rigid, if that is an issue for you. that first pair of jeans can almost stand on its own.