Friday, 29 May 2015

My Lee DIY Denim Refreshment Experience.

I have done my own DIY's before and it was indeed fun. There were times that I have executed the entire process correctly, but there were moments I failed. Every part of the craftsmanship was an experience to treasure to come up with tons of arts that will stand out with the rest of the crowd. Although, the knowledge I knew was not sufficient enough, I am glad that Lee Jeans Philippines started its 3-day DIY Rip and Repair workshop that started yesterday (May 29, 2015) and will end on May 31, 2015. The event was set up in Mall of Asia Atrium.
Lee Jeans Philippines has been known in the pants industry since 1889. With their latest denim innovation, Jade Fusion, its temperature-reducing capability will be a perfect summer skin to sport. Together with the new pants addition to its collection, the brand enables its patron to personalize their classic pairs through DIY and make a "Denim Refreshment". With the help of the professional tailors and awesome assistants, it will make your DIY encounter worth your time.
Before you raid the vicinity and work on your own DIY pants, hope you do not mind me walking you through to steps so you will have a clue. Before you will proceed with the methods, you need to pick your preferred pants. For guys, you may have a Zed fit (medium rise) or Powell Jeans (low rise) which varies from 28-36 inches. For girls, you can feast over Blue Jeans or the Heritage jeggings with sizes range to 25-32 inches. Once you have chosen your type of pants, asked the salesman with your size and head over to the fitting room. You will be assisted by Lee's spokesperson. I was helped by Aaron, an AB English student of UST (such a nice and kind kid).
After you have found your perfect pair then head now to step 1. The first station is the "Ripping" where you can distress, slash and grind your pants. You will be asked to what spots would you like to make scratches. On my end, I made uneven modifications on the knee, thigh, pocket and back part of the pants. Also, if you want to personally work on the revisions, kindly tell them that you want to operate the devices and you will be assisted accordingly (you will have fun, trust me!).
Step 2 is the Repair station. This is the place where you can alter the length and size and do some patchworks. Since the lower part of the pants is quite wide, I asked the tailor to make me a baton-shaped bottom. 
The 3rd process is the "Paint". You can freely draw or sprinkle your pair with paint. What I did was, I got the colors white and blue and alternately splashed them to add more twist. After I trickled my pants with hues, they helped me dry it using the blower.
Last but not the least is the Monogramming. This will enable you to add signature to your pants. You are entitled with 5 letters to imprint to your Lee jeans. What I did was I put the word "Sef's" just above my pants so it will come as "Sef's Lee Jeans".
Once you are done, you will take home a free Denim Refreshment Tote Bag. Moreover, you will be given a thirst quenching upsize coupons from Jamba Juice for every purchase of Lee Denim Pants.

These four steps do not have to be in order, you can either start with step number 3 or 2 then finish it with either procedure 1 or 4. Also, it will be helpful if you will research your own design before you'll start your DIY pants experience. Make sure that you will make a "Denim Refreshment" encounter before you headed home. 

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16 comments:

  1. That's denim versatility. I love that you can do so much style to transform even your old denims to look like a new pair.

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    1. Yep, that's right. Moreover, the way they handcrafted, ripped, sewed and worked on the jeans were fun to watch. Of course! I did some of the procedures for experience. :)

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  2. That's a great event, your creativity will show up when you have that kind of activity.

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    1. I was not blessed with too much creativity but I am satisfied on how my pants turned out. :)

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  3. I like my personalized Lee Jeans. I hope they do more of this in their stores.

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    1. I think it will be an annual event. Hoping for next year! :)

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  4. I have a lot of LEE denims and I hope I can DIY them with events like this. I hope they can reach out the experiences in the provinces too!

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    1. Hoping to meet you next event, Theresa. :)

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  5. Wow, that's a cool experience. I have attempted to make my own DIY shorts from my old denim pants however, I always fail miserably.

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    1. I am the same as you. There were down times in DIY crafting but I have some moments on nailing it. :)

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  6. Sounds like an occasion i wouldn't want to miss. I'd like to own a pair of personalized jeans and to add on to that the material looks quality. Really cool!

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  7. Not sure if I have a Lee jeans, more on Jag kasi ako. Is this workshop free? Parang it's more of personalized jeans yung workshop. I have watched a youtube video of how to make jeans before, but this hands on is of course more interesting.

    Anyway, I find your fonts here to small for me :(

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  8. Ang saya this event! Where's the OOTD for the Lee jeans? :)

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  9. I have heard of this event across the social media and how fun it was. Too bad I was away that day but would have loved to drop by. This is a very unique event organized by Lee; very timely because people have recently become more into personalizing/customizing.

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  10. This is just awesome! I love the paint splashing the most. I hope I get to try it, with my very own jeans :)

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  11. I like the looks of distressed jeans! I hope I can do this with my jeans too!

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