We love a good pair of Levi’s, in fact we’ve always loved Levi’s. They literally scream the 90’s which is an era that pretty much everyone can’t seem to get enough of.
When the stone washed, high waisted mom jeans first came back into fashion they were hard to track down. Now it’s for sure that you will be able to find a decent pair in any good vintage store.
These days the most challenging thing is finding a pair that fits you, it took my ages to find a pair that fitted right. But maybe that’s just a Levi thing.
At the minute the fashion world can’t seem to get enough of block patterns, pin badges or anything that is remotely shiny. And seen as everyone is lovin’ Levi’s this seemed to make a pretty good combination.
We love giving old vintage clothes a new lease of life by reworking them so we thought we’d give it a shot with an old pair of Levi’s.
We set out on a mission to hunt down some of the shiniest fabric we could find, loads of sequin hearts and some iron on patches and started sewing. We also thought we’d have a go at hand painting some old Levi’s too to give them a more unique retro sort of look.
So okay it took up most of our weekends, and no matter what anyone tells you there is no easy way to stick down an iron on patch because ironing it on simply doesn’t work. Trust us, we tried this many times only for the patches to keep falling off. Glue didn’t seem to work either, in the end we had to hand sew every single patch on.
The hand painting was much more enjoyable but you use a lot more paint than you’d think. Fabric paint isn’t cheap so we had to come up with a solution to make the paint last longer.
A few needle cuts and stained carpets later we were finished. We can’t get enough of our latest hand customised items. Have a look and let us know what you think.