A few years ago I walked into a small, fancy shmancy ladies clothing boutique near my home.
I should have known as I pulled my minivan into the parking lot between the Jaguar and Mercedes, it might not be my kind of place, but I was curious.
They had beautiful clothing.
I found a little white linen blouse I liked and checked the price tag...$335.00.
Come on....how in the heck do these designers justify $335 for a yard of linen and a couple buttons?
Trying to act cool and not run screaming from the store, I continued to look.
They had an entire rack of designer jeans ranging from $295 to $480.
I did find a nice pair with a bit of embroidery on the bottom of the pant leg for just under $300.
Still - WAY outta my price range!
I thanked the ladies behind the counter and strolled out the door.
I decided to experiment and made my way to the closest thrift store where I found a perfectly good pair of (slightly used) jeans for $2.
Grant it, they were not a fancy name brand for $2, but I didn't care.
The fancy designer name is usually on the pocket or waist band; I figured if I didn't tuck my shirt tail in... Who's gonna know - nor did I care.
I took my slightly used jeans home, washed them, dried them and took the inside seam out of the pant legs up to the knee.
I embroidered my design and stitched the inside seam back up.
For just $2, thread, stabilizer and a little of my time, here is the finished project.
I wore these one season and haven't worn them since.
My question is...
Are my $2 jeans now IN or OUT of fashion?