Ok, so now I'm a couple of days late with Earth day, but then, every day's an earth day, right? (Thinking of a couple of blog buddies posts as I say this, you know who you are.)
To celebrate, I wore a complete op shop (charity shop) outfit, lovingly and sometimes cussingly home sewn by yours truly using donated fabrics. It cost me a total of $10 for jacket, tunic and trousers (US friends, halve that). Talk about putting the thrift back into thrift shops (sadly wanting as of late). The bag was also made by me, with second hand handles and fabric scaps.
The jacket was made from an army blanket and was so altered by me I hardly want to reference it. Before it was a box: I removed bits from everywhere, but the lapel is unchanged. (Burda 8172).
Back view, with stripe going down centre back:
Blanky jacket, collar detail:
So here is my outfit. Shocking photo due to day-light savings and photographer getting home in the dark. So it's the old photo in the mirror trick. (I wish I could make my blurry bad light photos look cool like Iris)
Then I went up to my favourite second hand store, Salvage, on Mt Eden road which sells vintage fabric and buttons and purchased myself some jewels.
What on earth am I going to make with them? They look too beautiful to use.