Edwin ED-55, repaired by @sashikodenim
An Edwin ED-55 Rainbow Selvedge. Broken in and worn for over a year by Dutch denim head Jurriaan. Working as a Barista, Jurriaan has had to wash his jeans regularly because he’s spilled some cappuccino on it more than once. After months of wearing and tearing his beloved Edwin, it was time for some repair work that would make his pair of jeans even more admirable. So Jurriaan decided to go to Pey a.k.a. @sashikodenim, a well experienced Sashiko artist, based in the Netherlands.
Pey’s hand stitched repair work is, in our opinion, a kind of work of art rather than just a repair. The level of detail on the particular repairs has taken hours of work. Because every stitch is done by hand (his hands only), a repair job on a heavy torn pair can take over 20 hours… talking about love for denim.
Below, Pey explains his work on the Edwin ED-55;
‘The crotch area was running thin so I’ve applied 4 separate pieces of soft twill denim there to make sure the jeans will still feel comfortable from the first moment of wear. The pocket fixes are both done in a different style. Left is the ‘patch over’ with a piece of old Edwin denim from my stock of scraps and donor denim. The right one is darned in every direction in order to get the body back on the worn edge.
The hole on the left front pocket has been repaired using a ‘patch under’ with a Sashiko pattern. A number of different threads have been used to ensure that if one breaks (after a long time of wear and use) the pattern and the repair will still hold.
At the back the pockets are reinforced with a circular and rectangular spot repair. At last I’ve used the last piece of raw denim Jur send with the jeans to make a nice initial cloth. Everything repaired and everything re-used.’
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Photo courtesy of @sashikodenim.