I was disappointed this morning to find a hole in the front of my navy camisole. It is a frequently worn item in my wardrobe that I plan on replacing, but probably not any time soon.
I believe that I save a lot of money by “making do” until I find suitable replacements for things I need or would like. Purchasing a new cami from American Apparel or Gap would cost about $15. If I wait for a clearance I could get one for $8. Holding out for consignment brings it down to $4. If I can wait for a very long time I can get one for as little as $.25 from thrift or garage sales.
I plan on making my cami work as long as possible by:
- Patching the hole so it doesn’t spread (it is a knit garment)
- Wearing the shirt tucked in (the hole is close to the front hem)
- Maybe hemming the shirt up an inch
This shirt that some would render useless still has a lot of life left in it. I will happily turn it into a rug or rag, but not before its time.
I am facing a similar situation with finding a canner for my sauerkraut. I know that canners are easy to find used in the spring although I haven’t gotten one yet. I will probably just borrow a canner to complete the kraut instead of buying new. This way I have an entire summer to find a used canner because I won’t need one again until tomato and pickles season.
How to you make do?