Oh dear, the worst thing happened this past weekend. I spent over 14 hours working on the denim pants and threw them in the wash to fray them and guess what? They shrank!! It took so long to rip the denim strips, sew them on, etc...
Luckily Catherine gave some really helpful suggestions on how to save them. Writing down the steps here so that I don't forget:
- Buy new yardage of original denim
- Pre-wash denim to shrink
- Then cut panels and re-sew into existing shrunk fabric
Lisa also suggested adding some strips that had a bit more crisp-ness to them (i.e. cleaner edge) If I end up completely re-doing the pants I will definitely try to incorporate that!