I absolutely fell in love with this No.21 sweater after seeing Alex wear it for her Red Magazine photoshoot! Unfortunately it has a MAJOR price tag – $695 here at Nordstrom and $462 at MatchesFashion.com (thank goodness for UK delivery to the US!).
I was really debating ordering it from Matches as I couldn’t shake it from my mind – you know how it is. Then I got chatting with Sue. We all know how ‘crafty’ Sue is with her jean patching and hemming etc. Well she reminded me that I have a sewing machine. At least I remember buying one – I’m pretty sure it is collecting dust in my basement! She suggested that I get crafty too – so here is her thrifty solution to the conundrum of throwing money away vs. achieving the same effect for less than $100!
Meet the striped Mango sweater for $69.99 –
…and here is the ostrich feather trim for $20 from Ebay.com!
There’s actually tonnes of different trims to choose from – some are like the above, others are more like boas, and some have fluffier turkey feathers added too – so you can trim it as you please. Maybe black feathers are more up your street?
I’ll let you know how I get on once I’ve re-learned how to thread my machine:) Thank goodness for those home economics classes!…and thank goodness for thrifty friends like Sue!
How fab. The real deal is a fairly eye watering price!! I will look forward to seeing the results. xx
Wish me luck… ?
Brilliant! Looks fab x
How funny, I was just hovering over the buy button on this one last night! Can’t wait to see the finished article xx
It will look amazing with your black sequin leggings!
This is so clever! x
Ha ha! Can’t wait to see how it looks! Brilliant!
I fell in love with that jumper to when I saw it, in fact the whole outfit …. What a clever idea of Sue’s little miss crafty. Can’t wait to see the end result. X
Wow…what a brilliant idea! When you get fed up with the feathery hem you are are still left with a lovely looking, very wearable sweater too! xx