Where do you buy your clothes at the moment?
Maybe you head out to the stores in the local shopping centre and buy a few items of clothing every now and then (or perhaps more often if you really like shopping and clothes!) to add to your closet.
You could go to second-hand stores instead, preferring to spend less and help the planet a little more.
Maybe you don’t enjoy buying new clothes, so you stick with what you have.
These things are all fine in their own way, but there is something else you could do that would get past all the challenges that each of these options brings with them.
Since buying new clothes is expensive, buying second-hand means you might not get exactly what you want or you might not find the right fit, and not buying clothes at all means you’ll eventually be wearing worn and tired garments.
One solution is to make your own clothes. Here are the reasons why that’s a good idea.
Be As Creative As You Like
The problem with buying clothes, no matter where they come from, is that they’ll always be someone else’s design, and your ideas won’t get to have a say at all.
Yes, you can alter clothing, and you can choose various accessories to make things look better or different, but it will never be your own creative ideas coming to life.
Unless, of course, you make your own clothes.
When you make your own clothing, you can be as creative as you want and add any embellishments and design ideas that work for you.
You could use waxed cotton to add beads to your outfit, or you could use colours you wouldn’t normally find in stores, or give yourself pockets (always a great idea!), and so on.
In other words, you can make yourself the ideal outfit without having to compromise, so you’ll love the clothes even more and feel great when you’re wearing them.
Perfect Fit Every Time
It’s so annoying when you go to the store and find a fantastic outfit only to realize they don’t have your size.
It’s also annoying when you buy something thinking it will fit only to find that when you get it home, it’s not quite right – the problem is that the size on the label in one store might not be the same as the one on the label in the next, even if they both actually say the same thing!
You can buy the item anyway and make alterations at home, but if you’re doing that, why not just make your own clothes that are sure to fit perfectly because they’re made to your own measurements?
You’ll feel a lot more comfortable, and the clothing will look much better when it fits so well.
Perhaps the best thing of all about any item of clothing you make for yourself is that it will always be completely unique.
Even if you take some ideas from other pieces of clothing that you like, it’s still going to be your own design and the way you make it will be your own choice as well.
If you want to make sure you stand out and that no one else is ever going to turn up at an event in the same outfit as you, making your own clothes is really the only option.
Or save even more if you use our tips to get free clothing.
Get $75 Free From ING
ING has their $75 Orange Everyday sign-up offer on. They share different rewards at different times and right now you can get $75.
If you are a new customer of ING you can get $75 for opening an everyday account with them. Here’s what you need to do:
- Open an everyday account, put the promo code CNW116 in the promo box (you must use the code to get the $75 bonus), and complete all the steps below in the first month.
- Deposit $1,000 into the account such as your income or Centrelink payments
- Make 5 settled transactions
- Open a Savings Maximiser (current interest rate is 5.5%)
- Make a deposit into the Savings Maximiser
Then you get your $75 the following month when the promotion is running. Promotion periods vary. The current promotion runs until 31 March 2024.