As promised, some more pictures today in natural light:
Gotta love the starch soak method I’ve recently started utilising 🙂
Not only does it solve the problem of annoying crinkles and folds in new denim…
But also the creases have set in really well after just 24 hours!
I reckon by the month’s end, they creases would be settled – this would allow me to wash the jeans earlier and more frequently but still achieve nice fading (well, I’m hoping :P)
A secondary effect of this method is that the indigo will peel faster at stress points and creases, making the jeans fade faster.
Oh, I nearly forgot – the patch renovation has been completed!
Here’s what it looks like now – as you can seen, the leather is darker & more supple now, and the grain is more pronounced.
I think the colour & texture of this dear skin patch matches the denim much better now 🙂