Thursday, September 21, 2006

Does Sewing Up Jeans Count?

My spoiled 15-year-old granddaughter brought me a pair of Hollister jeans, labeled "destroyed" when I bought them for her. Trouble is, she takes the scissors to them when she gets 'em home, and they fray to new levels---to a level with no crotch, a level of indecency, and resembling a banana peel in 16 pieces. Putting them together is like working a jigsaw puzzle. She told me not to touch anything but the crotch, just so she wouldn't get sent home from school. I spent 3 miserable, overwhelming hours putting those suckers together, broke my machine, and had to hand-feed nearly every stitch. I ended up reinforcing every hole so they would fray no further and seaming up some that I just couldn't leave as they were. I was sweating bullets when I took them over to her house so she could wear them to school the next day. I held my breath as she held them up and inspected them, then was tickled to death with what I'd done. Whew, what a relief!

I don't buy all my grandkids' clothes, but when I do, I treat them to Hollister. It's my perogative as a grandma to spoil them now & then, and they love it!

4 comments :

Meari said...

LOL, I have no idea what Hollister jeans are.

Susan said...

Glad to see you back!! LOL, I have 2 nephews who love Hollister, isnt it fun to spoil!!!

Stitchingnow said...

Wow you have been busy.. The cat photo in the other post is just too funny. Sounds so much like a few of my cats, can't name names though as it might hurt there fellings. LOL LOL LOL

Chelle said...

I'd say any sort of handwork counts! Never heard of Hollister jeans, but I don't have kids/grandkids so I'm completely out of touch. As usual!