At the time boot cut was in fashion and my youngest daughter wanted a pair at roughly 40 quid. So I took a trip to the charity shop and bought a pair of size 20 jeans in the right colour for £2.50, then took a trip to the market and bought cotton at the princely sum of 90p. I unpicked the jeans, narrowed the legs and adjusted the waistband. They looked good, my darling wore them all year.
Year after fashion was bleached jeans with bits of lace sticking out at the lower part of the leg. So I took another trip to the market and came back with lovely frilly pink lace. Then undid the hem and part of the legs, bleached the lot and stitched it up again complete with lace. Happy daughter, one more year of wear and tear.
My daughter would be horrified to know that she is wearing the same pair once again this year. The fashion is narrow leg, light jeans with darker patches here and there. I have purchased some dye (3.50), dyed some patches of old unwearable jeans of my own, then put them on her pair whilst wet. Then ditched the lace and hey presto.
We are still watching ice hockey and skating