Sunday, June 26, 2011

mend a tear


perfectly good jeans
which had a tiny tear
and now they sport
a perfectly good patch

not simple
or easy
but it really brought a grin to a certain 8 year old


21 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love that! I have a hole in my jeans and was just wondering what I might do to repair them -- this looks a bit difficult for the likes of me, though!

T's Daily Treasures said...

People pay big money for holey jeans. :/ I like this style much better. :) Happy day! Tammy

sukipoet said...

never was good at repairing my sons jeans. the patches always came off in the wash. this is a lovely patch for sure. can i send you some of my holey jeans???

ooglebloops said...

Back to the 60's -decorated jeans. I can see why she loves it!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Either that was a tiny hole or those are the loosest weave jeans I've ever seen. This patch is gorgeous and I have to agree it doesn't even LOOK simple or easy. Very good patch job.

Gayle said...

Just beautiful ! Jeans are precious, a little tear just adds to their character and some gorgeous embroidery adds even more to their personality. Love the texture going on in this photo too. xx

ELK said...

this is so pretty ..I bet she did love it!!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Charming! As I get older, I fall more in love with mending what you have and continuing to wear it. Too bad the kids grow out of their clothes and can't do the same. xox Corrine

Terri Kahrs said...

Well, Kimmie! Your beautiful handwork brought a big smile to MY face too! Who wouldn't love wearing this patch that really isn't a patch!!! Beautiful!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Teri said...

The ultimate in recycling. I am a product of the 60's and had the most wonderful jeans with patches and also skirts made from jeans. I wish I still had some of them! Strange word verification: rub dunk

Halle said...

Awesome patch job!! I have done very similar. I have my "heart knee jeans" and the kids have several versions of mom patches...

Becca said...

Love what you did...beautiful!

teresaS said...

Super cute, super creative! Nice work!

Jane said...

I love it! When my girls were little, fringes were all the rage. I remember sewing fringes on to their jeans just as they were getting too short. Got plenty more wear out of them and the girls loved them!

Renee Howell said...

Lucky girl! Lucky Mom!

~*~Patty S said...

the English language has so many twists and turns ... I did not read your subject line as tear = torn ... rather mend a tear = from the eye

your pretty posie put a smile on my face too Kimmie...what a special save on those nice jeans!

oxo

Lynn said...

delightful endeavor accomplished beautifully. ;-))

ps every time I see your banner I smile.

La Dolce Vita said...

I am with Patty, I thought it was a crying TEAR, not a tear... love the patch and it would bring grins to a 58 year old as well! guess I had better get my jeans out...

Kim Mailhot said...

That makes the favorite jeans all the more perfect. Maybe even a keepsake...
Happy Summer, Kimmie!

*jean* said...

oo i love patches! i just patched up two pairs of favorites summer "clam diggers" where my puppy ripped a hole! your's is cuter though...xo

Nancy said...

That's so cute :) I love sewing on jeans, even it there are no holes to mend!