As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am getting more than a little fed up with the ubiquitous clothes stores, selling the same old boringly dull clothes, 90% of which are poorly made, and don’t fit.
One of my favourite sites is Net-a-porter, which I often browse and then receive a sharp reality check when I glance at the prices. Take this rather fetching little number for example …
Huh? A cotton dress which should be dry cleaned? Why?
Because the dress costs £850 or the best part of US$1400.
When I recovered from the shock, I started thinking that I could make an outfit relatively similar to this dress, for a fraction of the cost. I have loads of white cotton shirts, I just need the fabric to make the skirt …
And then low and behold I saw this …
Please don’t tell anyone, but I got this shirt from the menswear department at Primark. I know, I had to put my conscience and ethics aside for this one. The lure of the £7 gingham check shirt was just too overwhelming. I promise to plant more shrubs in the garden as penance. I can hear my über cool street cred running down the street as I type this post
Now you are probably wondering why on earth did I buy a man’s gingham check shirt when I need to make a skirt. Ah mais amies, I have a cunning plan. I am going to chop up this shirt and make a skirt, matching head band and bag.
Yes, I am THAT crazy!
It is going to take a bit of planning and an engineering degree on my part, but I will create an outfit which I think will rival Miu Miu’s, and I won’t need to make frequent visits to the dry cleaners or take out a 2nd mortgage to be able to wear it. Wish me luck.
Details to follow in later posts.