I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.
- Tape measure
- Pin cushion
- New jeans
These jeans belong to Mr Hoppo Bumpo and are brand spanking new. His pride and joy. The thing is, they are a bit long and in need of alteration. Its hard to look proud or joyful when your cuffs are trailing though puddles.
Now in the recent past, all request for jean alterations have been met with polite, but firm refusal. Like, you know ... I don't do denim (especially if one slip of the fabric shears on those precious daks, could result in divorce).
But this week I had a change of heart.
With my new-found interest in exploring hemming techniques, I started reading about the Euro hem. Sometimes known as the "tricky hem", this jean shortening technique can be completed without the peril of cutting implements. With a little folding here and there and a bit of secure stitching, the original decorative hemline is also preserved. Its genius. And all the cool kids are doing it.
So wish me luck. If it goes to plan, I'll show you the results in a future hem-along post. If, on the other hand, it all goes to custard the name of a good divorce lawyer would be much appreciated.