The holes keep happening in the same place on these jeans, which I bought at target about a year or two ago only a couple months apart. The butts of these pairs seem to be disintegrating slowly, causing little and big rips all over. I blame it on something in the manufacturing of this brand at the time, and hopefully not on my righteous booty. I really don't know why I keep patching them, since I have been losing weight they are waaaay too big on me now and I probably look like a hobo with a big cluster of patches on my butt, but the thrifty hippy in me still sees them as useful. I suppose I will just use them for around the house/ gardening. Anywho, here they are with the new round of patches installed:
Now this third pair of jeans has succumbed to the dreaded inner thigh wear that almost all jeans eventually die from:
But this was my favorite pair of jeans and even though I ran out and bought an identical replacement pair I was not about to let them go without a fight. (They were from the Gap and therefore expensive!) My patch solution for these was an idea my roommate gave me. She patched similar holes on a pair of grey work pants, and instead of just doing whatever shape would cover the holes, she did hearts! I thought it was hilarious and adorable and quite cheeky so I did mine like that too!
I used a slightly stretchy heavy plaid and on the inside there is a layer of super-soft t-shirt material as a stabilizer. I am hoping this will give me about 6 months more from these jeans and if anyone happens to notice the hearts I'm sure it will give them a laugh.
In other news, I never got around to sharing pictures of the adorable shift dress that I won from Zoe over at So, Zo... back during Me Made May. I love it so much! The construction is flippin' amazing and it fits like it was made just for me, plus I always get tons of compliments on it. I love wearing it to work because it makes me feel like a cute little kid, especially with the addition of pigtails. Thanks Zo!
Next on the list of projects to finish is another baby quilt. I was going to take pictures of the top today but I'm just feeling so lazy! Oh well, you'll see it soon hopefully. Off to do laundry, have a great week!
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