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 😉 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…
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 £55.00 right down to £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 🙂
Anyone else found a repairable bargain of late?
18 thoughts on “Shopping Revelations No 3”
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 🙂
Absolutely, I think you have to have a good look at the ‘problem area’ to check it’s fixable first. I thought this would be do-able and of course, it was blue…. 😉
That’s a cute top and makes for a cute outfit too!
I am trying to sort out my jeans issue too. I bought a make your own jeans craft sy class (on sale for £10). Still to make them though.
That’s brave! Although if you get it right, then you’re sorted, and no more changing room frustrations 😉 Good luck!
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 🙂
Pleasure! I’ve done it a few times now. It’s especially good in more expensive stores, and most issues are pretty easy to fix…
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!
🙂 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 😉
Gret job lady! I dont know why most people wouldnt take the item its such a quick fix!
Thanks! It’s the thrill of a bargain for me too 🙂
I love it! It’s great when you can scoop up a deal like that!
It certainly beat the frustrating jeans shopping… 🙂
Oh yes, I love discovering this kind of bargain, especially because you can usually ask for a further discount! Great jeans:)
Thank you! I didn’t ask for anything further off with this because if the extra 20% off at the till, but maybe I should have bargained even further! next time…
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