Hello, my name's Elaine, and I'm from England. My question was, do you like to make your own clothes?
I wish I could make my own clothes. I have tried, but I don't have the patience. My mom's actually a costume designer, and so when I was little she used to make all my clothes for me. I had lots of beautiful party dresses and nobody else had anything like them. In fact, my mom even bought me a sewing machine for my birthday last year. I haven't had much time to learn how to use it.
I really like buying vintage clothes or secondhand clothes and adjusting them. So I will try to, for example, if a dress is too long, I will try to take it up. Or if something is too wide, I will try to take it in. Maybe sometimes I like to change a button or to make it more beautiful. I find this is also an ecological way of shopping. It's a bit unusual, and I don't want to dress like everyone else. But what about you? Do you make your own clothes? Do you modernize or revamp your clothes? Let us know.
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take in | make it smaller
secondhand | used
take up | make it shorter
revamp | improve
an ecological way | eco-friendly
revamp • an ecological way
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