Well hello there and apols for the long blog absence. How was your Easter break? Yes, mine was lovely thanks. Had the chance to wear my new swim suit (see last blog post below), which, by the way, is literally the best bathing costume I’ve ever owned in my entire adult life. It feels as thought it’s been scientifically engineered to support and flatter the more (ahem) voluptuous female figure. I strongly recommend wearing one with an up-do and oversized sunnies.
Move over ladies, make room pour moi.
But enough about me, let’s talk about you. You’ve sent me some very sensible questions, for example: does the Slow Shopping Challenge include clothes for your kids? No is the answer, I’m just conducting a wee social experiment not sucking the joy out of life, besides all the best, cutest, most interesting designs are made for kids nowadays.
See? Space Cat leggings. I rest my case.
The lovely Lorna asked if charity shop shopping counts, which is quite a complex question really, I mean what about vintage? A very grey area is vintage. So I’ll explore that more in the next blog post!
And what about making your own clothes? Now that’s an interesting idea. I’d not thought of that. I suppose buying the fabric should count, but will making something feel like buying a new thing? Or will the sheer effort and foray outside the comfort zone cancel it out? Only one way to find out!
I’ll make my own Space Cat leggings!!
So I found a couple sites (Spoonflower based in US, and Bags of Love in London (pls email me if you know one in Lewes)) that will print your own designs or photos onto fabric and I’m going to try it. If the leggings prove too tricky then I think maybe an adult version of this sort of skirt:
I told you all the best stuff is for kids.
What if I get really good at making clothes and make myself a bunch of gorgeous things off these Folkwear patterns? You may find this hard to believe but I do not yet own my own Swing Suit or Tango Dress. I literally have nothing to tango in. Don't judge me.
Wish me luck. I’ll post photos of my humble efforts so keep checking in!