Did you ever read, in an old novel, that the women cleverly extended the life of their clothes by "turning" frayed collars and cuffs?
Well, I have now done it!
I didn't notice the frayed collar on this $3 thrifted dress shirt for my husband until I had it home and washed. I was annoyed. In the process of peering and fingering, I realized that I could just rip out the seam and flip the collar over and sew the seam again.
And, readers dear, it was exactly that easy. Truly. You don't need advanced sewing skills to do this. Just a seam ripper, a sewing machine with thread to match the shirt's seams, and about 20 minutes.
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."