Today I’m showcasing a pair of vintage embroidered jeans! These belong to my friend Carol (no blog now, but soon, she tells me) of many years, who began embroidering these jeans 37 years ago - so I guess that qualifies them as vintage! Carol is also a quilter. We met in college at the University of Washington - way back when bell-bottomed jeans were in their first hey-day! She began working on them in the summer of 1972. In fact, it was from watching her work on these that got me to take up embroidery!
This first photo is the front of the jeans. You can click on all the photos to enlarge them.
Here is the back view.
Carol says Mickey was the first to appear.
Mickey needed company, so along came Minnie.
Check out the interesting sunrise below!
I love this Leprechaun sliding down the rainbow out of one of the front pockets! And note the embroidery over the fly.
How fun is this logo - Fight Fat!! Looks like something you would have seen on the show Laugh-In!!
I really like the cross-stitched Robin below.
And here are some cute posies!
Carol loves frogs - look at the one below hopping through the flowers! And do you see that sketched-in, partially finished piece at the lower right? Carol said: "The last character I did, which is still in progress...my life story...is Daisy Duck in 2004." She's thinking Donald Duck may need to join Daisy at some point.
Here is Shaka Duck which I believe she said was done while she lived in Hawaii...or was it Vail? Carol and I both moved around a lot when we were young - it was hard to keep track of where we were at any given time!
Here is a lovely cow with some kitties sitting on the fence waiting for fresh milk! I love how she carried a feather stitch down the side of the jeans.
Huey Duck below - you should hear Carol's impersonation of a duck - cracks me up every time! Pluto is sneaking around the side.
Of course every embroidered pair of jeans needs a signature!
A very delicate Tinkerbell rounds out the group!
I hope you enjoyed seeing Carol's vintage jeans! They're even still wearable!