Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wardrobe Sudoku Garments - RTW prices

Since I haven't shopped RTW garments/accessories for a long time, and I used all stash fabrics/notions/patterns to make all the Wardrobe Sudoku Contest garments, I thought it might be a fun idea to find out approximately how much I would have to pay for all the garments/accessories that I have made for this contest.

I went online to do a quick check on the sale prices of garments that have a similar look and made with a similar fabric. I concentrated on the items that are on sale because I probably wouldn't have paid full price for those items if I was shopping at the stores. I didn't factor in the 2 pre-sewn garments for this exercise.

1. Red/Green polyester chiffon blouse - approx. $30
2. Red stretch cotton woven slim pants - approx. $40
3. Grey stretch woven slim pants - approx. $50
4. White striped tunic shirt - approx. $45
5. Red floral cotton tunic - approx. $45
6. Large Denim patchwork tote bag - approx. $30
7. Medium Denim patchwork tote bag - approx.$25
8. Large Wool paisley wrap - approx. $55
9. Long green chiffon scarf - approx. $15
10. Grey knit cardigan jacket - approx. $50

So all the items I sewed in the last few weeks with existing materials would have cost me approximately $385 if they were all on sale. That's 2 week's worth of groceries for my entire family! I am just happy that I can make my own garments and garments. But at the same time, I'm quite embarrassed how large my fabric/notion stash really is!

4 comments:

  1. Not only have your saved a lot (stash notwithstanding) everything goes together, and it's doubtful you would achieve that by shopping, if Canada is anything like Australia. A lovely wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! I think you are right. One of the reasons that I haven't bought anything RTW is because I didn't like anything I saw in the stores (not to mention that they never fit my body). It will probably take me a very long time to search for these specific items on sale that actually would go together.

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  2. Sarah Liz is right. So maybe you would need to triple or quadruple your total! I have such trouble finding clothing to fit me in ready-to-wear also. You are smart to be sewing your wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I suppose if I had to pay a seamstress to tailor all the RTW garments I have bought, it would have easily double the price I paid even if the garments were on sale.

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