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csarina2 wrote: »
I have a capsule wardrobe based around 3 colours, navy grey and brown. I cannot wear back.......I look like a corpse in a coffin in it.
I have two woollen coats, one is bright red and short the other a full length grey one, plus a waterproof navy jacket with a detachable lining. I usually wear trousers, but have a couple of skirts and two dresses. wear either tee shirts or tops. Cardigans or fleeces,help to keep me warm.
So apart from maybe a couple of pairs of trousers I doubt I will need anything else. I had to buy 4 bras (scaffolding) and some new knickers last year.
I find it difficult to get clothes from charity shops, when I was younger I used to get a lot of clothes from there, now I am older and a bit 'larger' I find it awkward to find things to fit me.
I used to make a lot of my own clothes as well as my childrens, I find it difficult to 'fit' myself now.
I have only bought 2 pairs of shoes in the last 10 years......one pair 3 years ago and the other for my grand daughters wedding last year. I may need a paid of flat black shoes during this year.
Can you carry over the coupons to another year?
PipneyJane wrote: »
I believe you could carry coupons over during the war, but not indefinitely. If I recall correctly, even the Queen had to save up coupons for her wedding dress. If it!!!8217;s good enough for HMQ, then it!!!8217;s good enough for this challenge.
PipneyJane wrote: »
< rant alert >
I have never felt so depressed. Excluding the Regia and a small display of cotton, they had absolutely nothing that wasn’t primarily acrylic. The highest wool content I saw was 20%! And most of the acrylic crap was not cheap, averaging £5 for 50g. I can buy pure wool OFF THEIR OWN WEBSITE for less than that! For example, Hobbycraft’s website is currently selling West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious DK Yarn at £9.90 per 100g. It’’s pure wool, spun in Yorkshire. Their website contains a full range of woollen yarns - I’ve just checked - but none are available “in store” for you to handle, compare the colours etc. Instead, they reinforce the myth that knitting with good yarns is expensive. It’s not. I can knit a jumper in quality 4-ply, to fit me (size 14 with a huge bust), for less than £20.
< / rant over >
Jonesy88 wrote: »
Please can I join? I haven't kept track of any purchases year to date so I think i'll start the challenge with a pro rata (and nice round amount) of 50 coupons.
RicardaRacoon wrote: »
Does anyone know whether the original 66 coupons were considered acceptable or ways too little compared to pre-coupon consumption? It would be really interessting to see how much clothes an average person bought before. I'm sure there were people with a lavish wardrobe for whom 66 points were nothing while others didn't had the money to use up all their coupons. But the average person who didn't had to stretch every penny and could afford to buy more than an absolute neccessary basic wardrobe...
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