I love the trend right now of distressed denim. Love. It. I’m lucky enough to work at a place that not only allows people to dress on-trend with whatever crazy things are ‘in’ right now, but one that encourages it.
What I don’t like, is when there’s a distressed hole above my knee. I mean call me conservative, but nobody needs to see my thigh flesh. Especially not at work.
I have a pair of distressed denim from J.Crew that I added patches to when I bought them last year. Visuals:
Then I just got this pair on super-sale at Nordstrom and decided to add some sweet cat fabric as patches. Here’s a little tutorial on how to do this yourself, if you’re so inclined.
Here are the holes before I patched them:
Step 1. Cut fabric for patches about 1/2″ bigger on all sides of each hole.
Step 2: Cut double-sided fusible interfacing to be the same size as the fabric pieces.
Step 3: Trace around outside of hole onto back of double-sided fusible interfacing.
Step 4: Cut out the middle.
Step 5: Following manufacturer’s instructions, adhere interfacing to front side of fabric. Peel off paper.
Step 6: Turn pants inside-out and following manufacturer’s instructions, adhere patch around outside of hole.
Step 7: Using a zig-zag stitch, sew around the outside of each hole.