Today a friend brought over her $170 pair of Seven Citizens for Paper, Cloth, Rock & Republic Jeans. Or something like that. You know, the jeans you only read about in the magazines?
And she wanted me to hem them. As in, cut into them. As in, irreversibly change them for all time.
I used a method my mom taught me, to keep the existing hem. This is a great tutorial if you’re not familiar with it. The good thing is that you can sew the new hem without actually committing to anything. But even when we were sure the hem was perfect, and the new seam invisible, I had a hard time cutting off the excess. A heart pounding, hand shaking hard time.
My very trusting and generous friend (who along with her jeans, also brought a graham cracker, sweetened condensed milk, marshmallow, m&m, and drizzled chocolate concoction which should be illegal) let me keep the excess fabric from her jeans.
Considering the cost of these jeans, I figure I’m sitting on about $20 worth of denim here. What should I do with it?