Sunday, November 29, 2015

So, I didn't need it... but how could I resist?


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 viscose (rayon) above matches perfectly and $6 for 1.25 metres of 140cm wide is a good buy particularly when it is a lovely print. This should become a top to match those pants I'll make (cough, cough) above.


This a a beautiful piece of linen that is a beautiful watermelon red colour. Dress or drawstring pants? $2? could you resist??


 These are merino scraps in a black, purple red and that grey colour. Each of these pieces would be enough for a front or back of a t-shirt or  a long sleeve. I may even make my intrepid niece some merino undies as she likes these but I don't think she likes the prices!


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 is also a beautiful piece of linen - 1.75cm long and 140 wide for $12 - bargain!


 This chevron knit is also a remnant and synthetic but for $1 I couldn't resist it either and there are enough in the pieces to make a skirt for winter.


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?


8 comments:

  1. All I can say is what a score!

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  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely. I'm glad you succumbed...

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  3. So jealous! I was not well enough to go this year, but looks like you got some great stuff.

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  4. Great bargains and some lovely pieces of fabric that look like they will also work well together

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  5. Wow - great scores! I adore the swallow print, and the zig-zag. Now you have to sew them all up, hehe!

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  6. Some really nice looking fabrics for absolute bargains!

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  8. I couldn't have resisted either ! Looking forward to seeing what you make .

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