I really love this brand, L’ecoles des Femmes, from Paris. But can’t afford it. I’m not saying it’s not worth the price, I’m saying it’s beyond my fiscal capacity – there is a distinct difference.
Okay? Okay. So here’s the story. I’m at Common Sort one day, and see this perfect white vintage style dress from L’Ecoles Des Femmes, but it’s three sizes too big for me. But I know I have credit with the store (from the clothes I’ve sold – that story will come later), and sometimes you just gotta risk it. So I get it with the store credit.
I take it home, and have two options: get it professionally altered, or do it myself. Being who I am – read stubborn as a mule and cheap, excuse me thrifty, to match – I decide to do it myself. I’ve never done this before. Just to be clear. I have never done this before – ever. I know basic stitches, but that’s it.
Everything I sew I do by thinking, deconstructing and trial and error. So I set the dress aside. Life goes on of course. And one day where I actually have a day to myself I decide to tackle it. Not because I have to, but because I get a genuine thrill from learning new skills and proving to myself that I can do things I’ve never done.....
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