Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Still wearing the pants.
If you thought the bargains I got at Nick's looked too good to be true, they were. The shipment was meant for the more up market Global Fabrics across town, and there they have been rehoused, with a new and improved price tag.
In the meantime, I've made up the first of the fabrics - this pretty green cotton drill in the same pattern as the previous post (BWOF 05-2009-101) - here I am chanelling my inner air hostess. I'm fond of good flare, me I am.
You know how Gok says the average British woman spends 2000 pounds a year on clothes? I don't know if that's true because a google search told me that is was closer to 800 pounds. And US women spend on average $1800 (US).
In the interests of research I'm going to start totalling how much it costs me to sew a garment.
Air hostess trousers in Nick's special green: fabric 1.8@ $4 a metre = 7.20 + interfacing 2.0 + zipper 50c on special + thread 2.0 + tracing paper - half a packet $3.50
I'm not counting Burda into the cost - that's just for entertainment, making something out of it is a bonus.
= 12.30 NZ dollars. That's what, about 7-8 US dollars.
PS fly on correct side this time.