Friday, 25 February 2011

Charity Shop Challenge: February

If you read regularly, or follow me on twitter you'll be excited about today, becauase as the last Friday of the month, it is the very first Charity Shop Challenge! Lots of folks have already joined the Flickr group that a some of us set up a few weeks ago (see original post) and today I uploaded my star-find.
It's actually 2 things- the first one was a batch of old zips (priced in shillings and old pence) which were 3-for-10p. Total bargain.
The second is probably just as great a bargain- a Liberty pansy printed cotton skirt- which was only £3.49 from the local Bernardo's. It was elasticated at the waist, and a little long for me, so with a bit of sewing-maching magic, I took it up a few inches at the hem and added a proper waist-band and the zip at the back...et voila!

For lots of other excellent thrifted outfits, check out the Charity Shop Challenge Flickr group, and be sure to tweet your additions with the hashtag, #charityshopchallenge!

4 comments:

floral skirts and teaparties said...

Wow, what a great find, that print is so beautiful! xx

Nikki McWilliams said...

Thanks! I'm so glad I finally got the guts to hack it up and put it all back together- I can tell I'm gonna wear it lots!

Kitschnbake said...

It's fab! Great find Nikki!

Mother Leopard said...

Those are good finds! And well done you for being able to sew it up to fit you properly - I wouldn't know where to start and would probably mess it up! I need to set myself a similar thrifty challenge...!