Summer Sewing : Shorts SOS

Like most dressmakers I hate alterations but occasionally I get the opportunity to be creative while fixing a problem.

These are my daughter’s favorite Hollister shorts with their cute rips and frays but unfortunately one of the frays had become an unintentional rip and they were no longer wearable.

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I decided to make a crochet patch to keep the rip together and using cream crochet cotton with a 4mm hook I made a square of trebles with a 3 chain scalloped edge.

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The patch placed on top of the shorts looked too heavy so I pinned in behind the rip and hand stitched around the square and then along the edges of the rip to secure the edges.  Here it is before I pressed it, you can see the outline of the patch at this stage.

Sewing SOS Crochet added to Denim Jeans from Lisa Robins at lrobins1@wordpress.com

Here are the shorts which she put on within two minutes of me finishing them.  You can see the patch is now no longer noticeable.

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The only problem is she likes the ease it gives in the leg so tonight I have to create a rip and make another patch for the other leg!!

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