While I was checking out the local charity shops for some more linen and cotton sheets for my Eco-Print Workshops, I spotted these: A lovely pale peachy pink Phase Eight Jacket, for £2.50 in The Salvation Army Shop. It will fit me nicely once the sleeves are shortened. The colour isn’t good on me, but … More Charity Shop Bargains
For a long time I have been looking for a good wool jumper or cardigan. My knitting is so slow, I still haven’t quite finished the lovely merino wool cardigan I started in the summer. Finally I found this, in the Salvation Army charity shop. A M&S Merino wool polo neck. A couple of sizes … More Cardigan Upcycle
So, I don’t go to many parties, but an invite to a surprise 50th Party, back in Burton upon Trent – I had to go! What to wear? Looking in my wardrobe, I have that lovely grey silk and cotton blouse, my favourite silk cardi and a couple of silk vest tops, but it’s winter! … More Party Invite and Nothing to Wear!
I bought this pair of Monsoon wide leg linen trousers for £1. They fit me, but the button details were a bit chunky for me and the legs rather wide. I removed the buttons, cut off the tab at the back, and took in the side seams using an old pair of trousers (the ones … More Quick Trouser Alteration
Having finished my degree (and getting awarded a First) I finally have time to start using some of my vast stash of fabric and thought I’d start by make a tea cosy for the campervan tea pot. Simple I thought… I had an idea in my head for something like an Argyll diamond design, using … More Tea Cosy
Back in September I joined Jen Gale’s Facebook Group, No new clothes for a year, where we all agreed to be mindful of our clothing purchases and only buy what we really needed. For me this meant an end to randomly picking up stuff in the charity shop. I did well for about 5 months, … More No new clothes for a year …fail
I signed up to Jen’s challenge over at Make do and Mend, to buy no clothes, even from the charity shop, for a whole year. I thought it might stop me buying random clothing in the charity shop that I don’t really need. This is my final year at university, I need a simple wardrobe … More No New (not even second hand) Clothes for a Whole Year
Jen’s post over at Make do and Mend has prompted me to look back at numerous charity shop bargains and consider where I went wrong. Jen is starting a new challenge of no new clothes, not even from the charity shop, or swishing events and no new fabric either. She has noted a couple of … More Confessions of a Charity Shop Addict
While preparing my talk for the local WI I had a look back at my wardrobe de-cluttering post from January 2013 and realised, that I have learnt more about recycling clothes and what happens to the clothes we send to the charity shop since then. Where do you think those clothes go to once you … More What happens to the clothes we take to the charity shop?
Cerise Hobbs linen skirt (charity shop 50p) Denim skirt (made by me) Jeans (charity shop – altered by me) Navy trousers (Monsoon – years ago) Navy wool Viyella jacket (altered by me) Long Navy Cardigan (3 years old) Linen navy White Stuff cardigan (altered by Sarah) Charcoal Grey merino wool jumper (table top sale – … More My Autumn Winter Capsule Wardrobe 2014