National Sewing Machine Day
'A stitch in time saves nine' is a famous saying of many nans from around the world. The fact is though, this isn't just a saying… it's the truth. If the hem of my skirt was coming down or a sock needed darning, my Nan, sure enough would be the one for the job.
But, I've grown up, moved away and no longer have my Nan at hand to fix
my hems and darn my socks. Along with many other people, I've become
accustomed to just 'buying' everything new, the first sign of a hole or
loose stitch, it's gone – replaced with a newer and shinier model. But
things need to change; just last week the Guardian Newspaper reported
that the UKs disposable income will fall for the third year in a row and
that wage growth is 'disappointingly anaemic'. With a spiralling out of
control food bill and fuel costs that have sky rocketed, now more than
ever, it is important to 'make do and mend '.
So, in the spirit of National Sewing Machine Week I've put together a list of our favourite fashion and accessory Blogs. Each Blogger provides great individual fashion advice, hints and tips on styling and some ways to use your old, unwanted clothes and house-hold trinkets to create a new piece of clothing or accessory.Daisybutter
is a sweet, yet stylish Blog belonging Michelle - a regular Blogger of fashion, style and food. Marie Clare love Michelle's Blog so much, they've shortlisted it as a finalist for their 2012 Awards. If you would like some practical and affordable style ideas for summer then add Daisybutter to your reading list today.
EverydayForgotten is an account of the adventures of April, a floral fashion fan and photographer. April offers feminine style ideas, interior mood boards and small insight into her day to day travels. If you're looking for craft ideas for inspiration for a new home or maybe even looking to expand your wardrobe this summer, have a look at Everyday Forgotten
Jodie is the creator behind Fumbalinas, a headwear and accessories company based in London. Whether you're off to a wedding or looking to brighten up an outfit or costume, Fumbalinas
will deliver a fantastic bespoke and affordable one off piece. Have a look at Jodie's blog to find out what's going on at Fumbalinas this month.
MessyCarla has a love of clothes, cats, cupcakes and music by The Vines. Her blog has a warm and welcoming feel and you'll find her talking about polka dots, nail varnish and lipstick– all the things I love! If you enjoy wearing bright colours, changing your hair colour and baking chocolate cake, you'll adore Carla's Blog
If you're looking for sleek, cool and sophisticated style, fashion news and opinions, check out Disneyrollergirl,
the personal blog of Navaz. Her style is unique and her thoughts are published as short and snappy write-ups accompanied with interesting photos and video. Have a look at a recent post by Navaz on some amazing knitted satchels made by the craftswomen of Lagos.
Looking for advice on whether to change your hair colour or do you need some tips on how to up-cycle some old items of clothing? If so you should have a read of Victoria Diaries
. Victoria talks about vintage interior design, changing hair colours and even gives advice on how to pack for a summer holiday without taking your entire wardrobe!
So that's a roundup of the Blogs we're reading right now. However, if you're a fashion writer and think that you can offer our readers some helpful money saving tips on fashion and style advice, we would love to hear from you!