Monday, 14 January 2008

No longer working 9 to 5

I do love Dolly a bit, but no normal hours for me these days, eep.

Today I woke up at 4.30am (before that 1.50am and 4am to check the time) and got to work at 5.10am EEP! I take a long time to get ready in the morning, and I never knew!


Anyways, here's my pledge for the Wardrobe Refashion, as I got my invite to join over the weekend and am so happy! Thanks to Nikki Shell for the blog and the hosting and the invites and all the hard work. And here's to recycling and renovating and getting into fash in a really cool original way. So here's my pledge:

I Veronica Darling pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 6 months. I pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovated, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings! Signed Veronica Darling xoxo.

My only new manufactured items of clothing (that I buy) tend to be singlets from Target and Kmart, because they're so cheap and look great with most things. So my goal is to make singlets WITHOUT an overlocker, well I do have an overlocker but it needs a service and is totally spazz with tension. Last time I tried to teach myself how to use it I made the daggiest tshirt no husband of mine would wear.

So at least I know my weakness. singlets and Target and Kmart sales. If you've been doing Wardrobe Refashioning and the pledge, what is your weakness items? Any clues on how to make singlets (skinny straps and tight stretchy)???


  1. Six months!!! That's a very nice pledge. We should all try our best to use what we already have, use our creativity and not our credit card! But what about bras;)

  2. congrats on the refasioning pledge!
    I have also considered makeing singlets (without and overlocker).
    I did come across something a while ago which might make it easier. Haven't tried it yet though.
    It is fold over elastic. Sort of like using bias binding I guess. So I think you would just fold it over your raw edge and stitch it. And create the straps bu just stitching th fold together. Make sense?
    I think I have seen similar singlets around - more as 'underwear' singlets I think.
    I would use a cotton lycra for the material I think. I have used that to make a strapless top and it is pretty stretchy with strength.
    Hope this helps!
    All the best

  3. Thought you might be interested in the pattern she recommends, maybe not the fabric / techniques...

    Sew 4 Fun - she's Aussie too.


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