I've signed up for another 4 months with Wardrobe Refashion. All my "new" clothes must be made from old. AND no buying new ones.
So far, I have succeeded in resisting the Great Singapore Sale (and all the other sales in between!), and the shops in HK on my holiday. It was difficult, especially when I went to HK during June 09. Aaaargghhhh.... I would start chanting " I don't REALLY need it" in my mind. My hubby, being the typical husband, would say "have I seen this one before?", or "is there a 'cousin' hiding in your closet?" I would give him the mean "I'm going to buy this anyway" look before, but now... thanks hubs!
I have slowed down in my refashioning, but I have planned out my projects for the next 4 months:
a) refashion one dress from my wardrobe
b) make/improve the shorts from my son's wardrobe
c) do some crochet, which I picked up from mum.
Oh, want to say a big thank you to my mum. She taught me all my sewing, knitting and crochet skills. My skills still need improving, especially when it comes to pattern drawing. My mum told me that when she went to school, they were taught how to sew, knit, crochet and draw clothes patterns from scratch. She even made me my wedding dress :-) Nowadays, I don't think kids get taught these skills. My nephew and niece are taught how to use a computer instead. What happened to the joy of arts & crafts? Sad.....
Recons so far (if memory serves me correctly!):
a) Panda costume for my son
c) Vintage top (well, it looks like one)
d) T-shirt for work
e) Twirly whirly bolero
f) oh, and my socks....