They are old, ripped, stained, dirty and they don't fit. They haven't fit for a long time.
They should be retired, probably for pants with an elastic waistband.
For the longest time, the left knee was all ripped open from seam to seam and every time I would kneel, I would have to hike my pant leg up or my naked knee would be on the ground.
One day, while at Freddies, I had a revelation. I should buy iron-on patches and use them to fix the knee. Even I can iron.
I bought the patches about 9 months ago. I put them in "that drawer", the one with all the crap. The Bermuda Triangle of kitchen drawers. They were pretty well buried.
Finally last week, I channeled my "inner Martha" and whipped out the iron, ironing board, found the patches and prepared to "fix" my pants.
The first thing I did, was accidentally touch the bottom of the hot iron to one of the patches and got adhesive all over the hot iron. I had to clean that off first.
I proceeded to iron the patches over the holes. I was pretty happy I was repairing my jeans and they looked good, or as good as abused yard work pants can look.
The wore them for the first time again on Saturday. I was kneeling to pull leaves out of the flower beds.
|My patch job! With new rip!|
They ripped a new hole just below the patch.
Well played garden jeans, well played...
UPDATE: On December 27th, my garden jeans were finally put to rest. The entire knee on both sides blew out and they went into the garbage... Flowers and condolences are appreciated. R.I.P. garden jeans.