As someone who firmly believes in making do and mending, I have a little confession. I don’t own a sewing machine! I am old enough to have learnt basic sewing at school and have in the past made curtains, skirts and blinds, but not for many years. If a piece of clothing needs hemming or a small repair I can do that by hand but I would love to be more proficient and creative, perhaps making more complicated soft furnishings or transforming items of clothing I already have or purchase second hand so that they fit better or are more stylish. I am no style queen, but I appreciate a few frugal fashion style tips.
Frugal fashion, high style
One incredibly talented woman I found on Instagram is the master of frugal fashion. She gets quite ugly bits of clothing from thrift stores and magics them into something glamorous and amazing. Her name is April and her site on Instagram is Coolirpa.I love her! Check out these thrifty transformations.
She shows you how to do this on her You Tube channel and makes it look easy when I’m sure it isn’t . So creative and clever and I love the idea of making something new out of a piece of clothing that no one will wear anymore.
One of my plans when I get a little more time is to refresh my sewing skills. Because I hate waste and spending money unnecessarily, the idea of making things from salvaged fabric really appeals. I doubt I will be making myself anything quite as glamourous as this lady but who knows?
Are you skilled with a sewing machine? What creations have you made? Have you found any frugal fashion gurus online? I would love some recommendations.