Well, I couldn't resist. I went to the fabric sale but vowed not to spend too much. I mean, I have linens from there from 25 year ago! (beautiful Italian linens that were then $2 for a 3 metre length!)
As it transpired, I forgot to get any extra cash and so only had the amount I had in my coin tray in the car - I use this for the parking meters normally so I better restock it!
First up, above, a cotton fabric that is actually more khaki than the grey it appears above. It was .50c and is enough for a pair of casual trousers or maybe jeans.
This a a beautiful piece of linen that is a beautiful watermelon red colour. Dress or drawstring pants? $2? could you resist??
These are synthetic scraps also - they were wrapped together and who could resist those colours together. Also enough to make a lightweight cardi or something in winter. They don't normally have synthetic knits but as long as it isn't next to my skin I don't care.
This last piece is a remnant big enough for a shirt. It's an interesting cotton fabric that I bought a couple of years ago for $8 per metre from them (still not made) but the interesting bit is, that it is woven with metal threads through it. This was evident when I did a burn test to see if it was indeed the same fabric as the one I had already. As I am in need of everything casual and not old or just plain worn out, I should be able to make some nice things for nearly nothing - this whole haul cost a mere $25. I probably couldn't get one metre of linen for $25 so I'm very happy... now to make stuff.
Anyone else get there?