We all have favorite jeans. Some are just irreplaceable in the event of disaster. I just suffered a major rip in mine that was not able to be repaired by a local seamstress. I threw them away, because I didn’t know about Denim Therapy. Check out the before and after photos of jeans they’ve repaired. Awesome.
Anyway, they have a service where they take your favorite jeans and put a stretchy maternity insert in the side seam. This way, you can wear them through your pregnancy because they move and grow with you. After you deliver, you can send the jeans back to Denim Therapy and they put your jeans back to normal. This service is $60. I did pay over $200 for a pair of 7 For All Mankind Maternity Jeans so this is quite a bit cheaper and I would have done it.
You can visit the Denim Therapy website for more details.
Next time you have a denim repair, keep them in mind. They pay attention to detail and have a unique repair process that actually reconstructs the original denim. They offer a 3 month warranty on repairs.
This idea is also much more eco-friendly then buying new or throwing old jeans away.