Top; from Pattern Magic 3, of grey marle jersey knit, details here
Shorts; Burda 7723 modified, of grey/beige corduroy, details here
The last day of the month, the time of reckoning is at hand; and verily, an unexpected snag has raised its ugly head...
You see, while I, of free will and sound mind (ha!), elected for this year to account for how much I spend on sewing my wardrobe and on everything sewing-related really, including all the random bits and bobs for Craig and my children; I'm shy when it comes to personal gifts. Like, the birthday pressies I made for Mum and Dad this month, and Christmas is coming up, and since my family do read my blog... and yeah, seeing a price tag on a pressie is so so tacky, don't you think? and all the love and the care and the thought,
I didn't think of this in the beginning, since everyone's birthdays and Christmas are at the end of the year it has taken me this long to twig that this might happen...
SO I have decided on a plan. I am still going to tally and publish the costs of my sewing habit but there is going to be an addendum for this and next month.. a Secret Tally. I've already made things for my children and for Craig that I have tallied separately throughout the year, and I will add the costs of everyone's birthday and Christmas pressies into that at the final tally next month. So, those costs will still be accounted for and published, but as part of a separate, whole and unitemised sum.
My own personal clothing expenditure will continue to be itemised... does that sound fair and open and honest?
I hope so, because whatever; that is how it is going to be!
So behold, the noble n' neat, nitty-gritty for November...
Fabric; previously accounted for
Patterns; Vogue 1247, used previously
Lingerie holders; gift
Total cost: free
Fabric, hook and eye closure, bra cups; all leftovers and recycled from previous set
Blue chiffon and white lace for the new crotch; $10.87
Patterns; used previously
Total cost: $16.85
Fabric; after using a birthday gift voucher from friends, $4.98
Total cost: $7.28
no miscellaneous purchases this month
Total costs for November: $24.13
the Secret Tally, to be accounted for next month:
A random thought for the day...
from Truth Theory