Confession: I like buying loads of stuff in a way that still allows me to think of myself as a sustainable and non-materialistic kind of person. Which is why I like buying (1) second-hand things and (2) crafting supplies: I’m not shallow and consumerist at all! That dress was only three euros / My muse set me up to this!
So imagine my delight when I discovered that our local thrift shop sells fabric leftovers. Or, if you wish, imagine me buried practically up to my armpits in a huge bin with a distinct old-people-smell, tossing bits of fabric around and making squeaky noises.
One of the things I found was an adorably patterned piece of summer cotton that proved just enough for a sleeveless blouse with black ribbon details. I’m not half as proud of the finished product as I am of the fact that I actually finished something – in less than a week, even!
And, because I prefer screwing up over taking anyone’s advice, I figured out how to do the facing on the armholes all by myself (the key: deep, rational thinking & a ton of pins, many of which are now strewn across our living room floor waiting for someone barefooted to step on them).