Shopping Revelations No 3

I forced myself to go jeans shopping the other day, ugh! It’s my least favourite kind of shopping. I’ve been really good of late and have avoided the shops, but I was fed up of only really owning ‘mum-jeans’ and not of any trendy variety either πŸ˜‰ Jeans are totally out of my skills range, sewing-wise, so to the shops it was.

After several frustrating changing-room attempts, I finally found a decent pair at Banana Republic, and they also came in their petite range, so no hemming involved either, hurrah! To celebrate I allowed myself a very quick perusal of the sale rail and came across this…

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Does anyone else love it when this happens? Clearly this jumper had gotten into a tussle with a passing hanger and come off the worse for it. It had been reduced several times from Β£55.00 right down to Β£14.99, and when I got to the till there was a further 20% off all sale items, perfect!

And ta da!


Fifteen minutes of hand-sewing later, it’s fully repaired and ready for wear. I love it when you can put your sewing skills to a range of good uses and rescue an otherwise unloved item. While my hand-sewing’s not quite as invisible as it probably could be, you’d have to be looking pretty closely to ever notice. And it goes perfectly with my new, blue jeans πŸ™‚

Anyone else found a repairable bargain of late?


18 thoughts on “Shopping Revelations No 3

  1. Oh wow, very lucky that it was just along the seam and in your size – and it’s BLUE!! From the photo it looks perfect! I need to hunt for things like this πŸ™‚

  2. Well done! I’ve always rejected any damaged items, but your post has made me realise that some of them may be fairly easy to rectify – especially if they are such a good bargain! thanks πŸ™‚

  3. Nice find! I once got a really big discount on a winter coat because there was a small split along a seam (which was really easy to fix!). And I really hate jeans shopping too, it’s got to be the worst kind of clothes shopping!

    • πŸ™‚ I think the whole of womankind must suffer from jeans-shopping-hell. Very few people must actually fit ‘standard’ sizes…
      Your coat find sounds fab, and oh, sew satisfying πŸ˜‰

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