My mum brought me up to be able to fix things and when I was younger many a day was spent on a sewing machine making cushion covers, purses and handbags. I am so grateful. I think it’s a real shame that not many young people nowadays can sew and it’s becoming a dying art. The fact that more people are doing DIY and fixing things more themselves is one of the few good things that has occurred because of the recession. As well as being a good thing to do (reduce, reuse, recycle and all that) it also makes you feel better when you know that you have done something yourself.
Even though I am saying all of this, it is slightly hypocritical, as lately I’ve been doing a lot less sewing than usual and really need to buck my ideas up and crack out the sewing machine. This is definitely one of my New Year resolutions and hopefully one that I’ll actually stick to.
Playsuit - £15 Urban Outfitters, Leather jacket – Topshop Boutique, Fur collar - £2 Charity shop, Brogues - £14 Primark
bracelet - £6 Spitalfields market, ring – LLYMLRS
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