upcycle a cotton dress

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Upcycle a frumpy frock into a 1940s tea dress

Remember these floaty cotton dresses? Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and turn them into 1940s tea dresses? When you think about it, a needle is like a really small, shiny wand… Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 August 7, 2014

how to clean patent leather shoes & bags

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Some cleaning fixes for patent leather shoes & bags

How do you clean patent leather shoes and handbags? My advice: if you have a well-stocked kitchen cupboard, you don’t need to bother with commercial cleaners. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty15 April 27, 2014

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HOW TO: clean leather gloves

I turned to my pocket bible, Make Do And Mend, to find out how to clean my leather gloves. The step-by-step instructions got those gloves looking like new again. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 January 27, 2014

jaeger discount code

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Shopping for a Christmas party dress? Here are my 5 top deals.

Here is my round-up of five of the top fashion discount deals currently available online & in-store. It’s a good time to shop bargains at Jaeger, La Redoute, ASOS & others. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 December 4, 2013

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How to get money off at Debenhams EVERY TIME.

It’s a good time of year to share this nifty money-saving trick. If you know people who like to shop at Debenhams, please share this post with them. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 November 7, 2013

fox jumper sainsburys

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DISCOUNT ALERT: 25% off Sainsbury’s TU clothing

Psst! Just a quick post to let you know that Sainsbos is currently discounting everything in its clothing department by 25%. These 25% off deals do pop up at Sainsbury’s every now and then. There must be some rhyme and … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 October 31, 2013

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Need new spectacles? Reglaze an old pair!

Next time your eyesight changes and your optician coaxes you towards the racks of shiny new frames with the eyewatering price tags, know that a cheaper option is available. For just £19, ReglazeMyGlasses will give an old pair of your frames an MOT, fit new lenses and return the newly-refurbished glasses to you. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 February 6, 2013

atterley road sale

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Bargains in the Atterley Road Sale

Guess where I spent my Christmas money? Yep: the Atterley Road sale, which is now under way. It is a good place to go bargain-hunting if you need to look smart but stylish for work, or if you are a fan … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 January 22, 2013

sew and save

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Sew & Save: A Bed-Time Routine For Clothes

I have posted before now about how much I love Make Do And Mend: the book for housewives published by the Ministry of Information in 1943, when clothing was rationed. But here’s an even earlier book, which is less well-known, but … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 September 17, 2012

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Cath Kidston Bags – The Thrifty Version!

I love Cath Kidston bags – or at least, I love the 1950s prints – but I am not so keen on the prices. Then I discovered that the Lee Cooper jeans brand has produced a range of Kidston-esque bags … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 July 17, 2012

make do and mend upcycle

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Make Do And Mend: Three Ideas For Upcycling (VIDEO)

1. Turn a shirt into a dress, skirt or top. You need to be a skinny minnie for this. You also need a man’s shirt in XL or above. But if you meet these criteria, there are so many possibilities… … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 June 20, 2012

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My Charity Shop Haul

MoneySupermarket.com recently sent some bloggers, including me, a pre-paid credit card with £100 on it. Nice, huh? The brief was to see what bargains we could find. By rights I should have taken to this challenge like a duck to … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 June 17, 2012

make do and mend

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Make Do And Mend: Tips on taking care of clothes

Make Do And Mend was published by the UK Ministry of Information in 1943 at a time when clothing was rationed. It aimed to help housewives spruce up their wartime wardrobes and reuse every last scrap of material they had. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 April 29, 2012

lauren lace dress

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20% off Phase Eight dresses this week

Come wedding season, lots of people flock to Phase Eight for smart dresses, and the store has some VERY loyal customers. It’s a wee bit expensive though, and I suspect that this discount is going to go down welll in … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 April 24, 2012

vintage kilo sale

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Europe’s largest vintage kilo sale comes to London

If you are a fan of vintage clothing and you are based in London, here’s a heads up: Europe’s largest vintage kilo fair is taking place in Bethnal Green today and tomorrow. If you are unfamililar with kilo sales, they … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 March 2, 2012

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Use up scraps of wool – knit your own cowl!

This is a special post from Katie of Je Suis Une Monstre. Do you know it? It’s a rather fine blog about arts, crafts, DIY and handmade goodies. Katie, who lives up a mountain in the French Alps, makes lots … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 March 1, 2012