Please pick the greatest certainty in life:
- Sun rising in the east
- Tiny fray in 3 year-old's jeans becoming huge rip, faster than you can say stop sticking your finger in that
If you have correctly identified the answer, you'll understand the necessity for completing this old work-in-progress (and I do mean old!) this morning. Argy needed new jeans - pronto - for kindergarten this afternoon.So he went off in his new "old" jeans. These size 4 trousers were made from an old pair of Mr HB's jeans. There was just enough fabric to cut the four pieces I needed.
The denim is lovely and soft from its previous wear. I re-attached the original patch pockets, with their fancy stitching, just for fun. The jeans have a faux fly front and pre-schooler-friendly elasticised waist. I tried out some flat fell seams and top-stitched the jeans with a twin needle and some Gutterman thread designed for denim.
Given how quickly Argy is growing, I opted for a small hem and a big turn-up on the cuffs. Its not because I was in a rush and couldn't be bothered to chop and hem the jeans properly. No siree. That's my story and I am sticking to it. Yes, I am.
I just hope Argy hasn't discovered the little fraying bits on these new jeans during story time at kindergarten.