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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Because it’s funny…

My Sweet Boy is all boy.

too cool 030 Because he is all boy, after a few wearings (seriously~like 3 or 4) his jeans end up looking like this:


He says that the holes are caused by playing sports, but I wonder if he is secretly doing this:

08diyjeans_9 So off to the sewing section I go to pick up a packet of iron on patches. Normally I get a 4 pack of dark denim but recently a two shade pack accidently made its way into my cart.

2007092202500692007-0920-8585 I didn’t notice the color difference until after I opened the pack. Ugh! What’s a girl to do? I went ahead and used the dark patches on pants that were still worthy enough to be worn to school.

too cool 024 But there was one pair of pants that the knees were  totally shot out and the hems were also a disaster. When pants get to this point they are down graded to weekend only wear. Sometimes though the pants are sneaky and get put on and exit out the door before I catch on. 

too cool 025 Trying to avoid this scenenario I decided that if I ironed on the light colored patches onto the ratty dark denim jeans that they would magically transform themselves into a red flag of “Do not wear these to school.” pants. Mr. Decor actually laughed at me and said that in order for Sweet Boy NOT to wear the dreaded pants they would also have to say “To Cool for Skool”. So out came the navy fabric marker.

too cool 034 

What do you know, it totally worked and it made Sweet Boy laugh.  Do you have patched pants that are “To cool for skool?”




Jeanette said...

My husband has the same thing happen to new jeans and he is almost 50! It doesn't stop. LOL

ceekay said...

Oh, how many of those patches have I sewn on in the past...I remember it well!!

Blue Creek Home said...

I have two girly girls! Not too many holes were torn in the knees of their frilly pants!!!

Thanks for stopping by! I just watched your video - you and your pretties are adorable...very well done!

fairfieldhouse said...

You bet your sweet patched back pocket I do. They are reserved for gardening, renovating, and the get down and dirty chores. I think our patched/beyond repair jeans have been bumped up to conservative wear and replaced with the substandard casual look of pajama bottoms. What is with that?!

- Deborah

alice wayne said...

that IS funny

you you know should have written cool scott money on them though ;)

also, i beg to differ - he is NOT all boy? need i remind you of the "murse" situation at halloween?
i watched the hangover and i had to laugh at this conversation:
bradley cooper: nice man purse
zach galifianakis: it is not a purse. it's a satchel. indiana jones had one.

LiLi M. said...

Ah you crack me up!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Sometimes I feel like my kids are purposely grinding holes in their clothes too! It's driving us broke!!!!

Olivia and Me said...

Oh Laura, great way to save those pair of jeans that just seem to wear out from over use.

Thanks for the link.. and btw.. I created a link on my blog to your blog on the side bar.

Let me know if you come across that parfume!

with love,


Caroline said...

This made me laugh! So funny...and a great idea too!

Linda said...

Hey Laura, I pay good money for ripped jeans like that from AE Outfitters, Aeropostle, and Hollister. My daughter LOVES them and in fact, if I even tried to patch any jeans up, she would never wear them, lol. :)

bec4 said...

Very funny! He may just start a trend.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Too Funny! I was blessed with a daughter who never, and I mean never, ruined any clothes--she out grew them, but they were like new!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...


I should do that to Hubs jeans. He is so hard on his work jeans, its crazy. He gets a new pair of jeans for work and they are ripped within minutes. GRRR!

Cute post!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

I love this for I'm the one who goes through her jeans. I decorate venus for events and it take a toll on my jeans so thanks a ton.
All my very best,

Amy said...

I tell you, I need to borrow your kid....I pay good money for extra distressed jeans!

The Boston Lady said...

Oh, this made me laugh. I remember those "I've got to make these pants last" days!

Thanks for bringing back a sweet memory!

WendyBee said...

Ha ha! "Too cool for skool". This post and the comments have given me such a chuckle. I'm with Deborah at Fairfield House in deploring the increasingly casual standards for dressing in public. I think it contributes to ever-decreasing standards of decorum as well. (Should I really have to tell the cashier and bagger at the grocery store that obscenities in their conversation (while they ignore me)are inappropriate for me and my children to overhear? No? Well, it happened.)
Oh My! I seem to be on a soap box! And on someone else's blog!
Keep up the good fight! With 3 boys who love to play floor hockey (which is played on one's knees on carpeted floors), I have some idea what you are up against. Good thing you have a sense of humor!

Liz said...

Ha! I remember wearing these in the early 90's.... all high waisted. Remember George Michael? He looked pretty good in his designer raggedy pants! :)


koralee said...

So cute...we don't have that problem around girls jeans never wear out..or they buy they with holes it already. Happy new week to you.

Debi said...

Laura dear,
Yes we all have those jeans at this house!! I usually wear mine around the house to clean, and play in the garden. (when in the garden, never fails someone stops by!!) I wore mine one day to town to pick up my car after it had been worked on... and the gentleman that worked on my car, asked me, "Are those some of those high dollar jeans, or did you wear them that way?" Around here we don't buy them like that, but they sure do end up that way pretty fast.
My mom used to work in the Lee's factory making them, and she will be the first one to tell you that the demin isn't the same strength it used to be... so we get less wear out them lol. Go figure!!
Hope your having a wonderfully blessed day dear.
Debi xo

Mimi said...

Oh Thank you again for coming to my Birthday luncheon, it meant so much to me!!!!You and your lovely fashionista daughter are a delight!!!!
I thought hmmmmm.... pants with holes all over them was all the rage!!!!!But for little ones not so much I guess!!!!!
Really I see jeans with holes in them, even thought some stores sell them that way!!!!!
But I remember My Mom doing that with my brothers jeans, I must be brain dead tonight as I do NOT remember C.J. doing that!!!! Could I be loosing my mind??? Because I tell you what, that little precious BOY of mine was a wrecking machine!!!!! So I am sure it is all but a blur to me right now!!!!!But guess what, now he is in law School and dresses himself quite nicely!!!! I do not need to even help him match up anymore!!!! 1 year of sales clerking at the Mens dept. at Dillards took care of that, but then now he does prefer the NICE things!!!!haha
have a great week at school this week!!!!

Lidia ZuniReds said...

good Idea for the old jeans!!!

Donna said...

Too know, some people pay big bucks for pants that look exactly like these....maybe Sweet Boy will be a fashion designer...heeheehee!!!!

Love the patch work, I'm dealing with magic marker all over clothes, now, all markers have been tossed and replaced with washable markers....sweet girl, not yet three.

Take care,

pk @ Room Remix said...

Very cute idea! I'm sure he loves them.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Ha! That is too funny. I'm sure those pants won't sneak out to school now!

Jeanette said...

Thank you for stopping in to visit our blog, you know those people that love their furbabies are very special :)