I admit it. I am a conservative when it comes to clothing and with money too. With clothing, I believe more is better…especially when it comes to my teenage daughter. Don’t get me wrong…I can handle spaghetti straps. I can handle shorts…just not the SUPER short ones. I can handle holes in jeans…but not the holes show my daughter’s underwear, that’s where I draw the line. I know it’s style right now to purchase jeans with holes in them, but as I mom, I have a REALLY hard time spending $70 for a pair of pants that already have holes in them.
While I was thrift shopping looking for 100% cotton shirts, I was flipping through clothes and found this pair of Silver jeans.
They were my daughter’s size, exactly what she’d been wanting and the price tag today…. 10 cents… Yes, 10 cents. The thrift stores in my area are honestly that good. How can I say no to that? I know they are exactly what she wants but I won’t spend the money for. I struggled with purchasing them…they still had holes that would show her underwear. I didn’t like that.
I thought I could patch them in a way that was a bit inconspicuous, but I would have to get her on board with patching them. I didn’t want a reason to get into a disagreement with her so maybe I should just leave them at the store…
I ended up calling her. Telling her I was purchasing the pants but they would be patched to my liking in a way that we could compromise or I’d throw them out. She agreed…
I got home and she tried the jeans on. They fit and she was excited. I started patching. First the hole in the back, then the hole in the front. To do it I found a piece of recycled fabric that would mimic pocket material. I put a piece of heat and bond on it. I folded it in half and ironed it together making it two thicknesses strong.
I pinned the patch material behind the hole and sewed around the edges of the hole.
She still gets the frayed edges simulating the hole. I still get to keep her underwear private…in the end she actually liked the patches enough that she asked me to patch another one of the holes.
They look good, cost a dime, and something we can both be happy with.