Carrie Bradshaw Month 2: …and isn’t afraid to ask

Readers, despite my diligent searching over the last 6 months, it turns out it is actually incredibly hard to find a tutu in a charity shop in this country. Who would’ve thought, eh?!

So I had to resort to a vintage shop to find this baby… £14.99 from Rag n’ Bone in Deptford.

I’m sure you all know what I have got in mind for this…

Yes, it’s the tutu from the iconic opening sequence!

Of course, once I saw the label I was even more in love with it.

There wasn’t a massive amount of refashioning required. The only problem was that  the straps were a little long and the whole thing was sitting a bit low.

Here’s how I fixed it.

First I decided how much to shorten the straps by, and sewed it shut in a loop. Then I folded the furthest part back down and sewed it on top of the seam I just made. The photos below might make a little more sense.

It makes a cute little bow!

Anyway, that was really all it needed, because it was already pretty awesome. I paired it with my shiny belt (that makes everything look better) and a gold very loose knitted sweater for my day out in NYC. To prove that I was brave enough to wear my tutu out and about, here are some pictures of me modelling on a Carrie-style stoop.

This was SO much fun to wear… and to twirl! :)

Because we didn’t manage to get a picture of the tutu outfit getting splashed by a bus, you’ll have to make do with my mad photoshop skillz, and a bit of imagination.

Want to see how I would loook on the side of a bus? No? Oh go on then.


Tune in next week for the final part in the Carrie series!

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16 comments

  1. Marie

    Brilliant! I’ve always loved that outfit and you’ve replicated it so well with your own spin. It looks goregous with the loose knit on top too…fabulous stuff! I love your bus photo by the way…had me in stitches!!!

    • charityshopchic

      Thank you Marie :) I am glad you liked this one and that you find my photoshop skillz ‘entertaining’… let’s just say I had a lot of fun making those pics…

  2. Lex

    If you’re after a tutu, a length of elastic and some thrifted tule will do the trick – pinterest search ‘tutu’ and I’m certain you’ll be overwhelmed with tutorials. I love the outfit though – the gold cardi is lovely and I’m a sucker for big wide belts too. Nice job.

    • charityshopchic

      Thanks Stephanie, yes I saw that fantastic tulle skirt over at Atlantic+Pacific earlier this week and it made me wonder why we don’t wear tutus more often :)

  3. hannah

    this is a great blog! am feeling inspired by how creative and inventive you are. lots of fun to look through all your projects! keep it up :)

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