A couple of weeks ago I visited a new to me Op Shop. In Australia we call them Op Shops, short for Opportunity shops ... you may know them as Thrift Stores or Charity Shops. I had been told they often had lots of fabric, but of course, it's all in the luck of the draw on the day you go. I was NOT disappointed.
It's been years since I've done much stretch sewing, but remembering back to my days of making lots of t-shirts, it was always the ribbing that was the most expensive. The dark blue is a very wide rib and didn't wash well, but again, at only 50c for about 1 metre, who cares whether I use it or not.
The pink is a much nicer quality, although maybe not a colour that will be easy to co-ordinate. I'm not sure how much this one was, but the most I paid for any of the fabrics was $1.
When I saw the blue and the black fabrics, I immediately thought of the Cowl Neck Sheer Top. There's about 1metre of the black and 2 metres of the blue.
The grey is a stretch fabric, much thicker than the other two and there's 3 metres of it. I'd like to make myself a top for cooler weather... long sleeves, large cowl neck, fitted at the top and fairly longish. I have a bought top that I've tried to make a pattern from. For only $1, I have nothing to lose but my time if it doesn't work out.
The zips and patterns were only 50c each too. I also found a men's cotton shirt, in a large size, that shows no signs of wear. At only $3 it had to come with me. Maybe I'll refashion it into a blouse for me. Then again, I might make a shirt dress or skirt for a young girl. We'll see. I also purchased a little top for me.
The fabrics, patterns, zips and clothing came to the grand total of $12.50. I think I did rather well and was very pleased with my purchases. Next time I'm up that way, I'll definitely be calling in to the Lions Club of Berowra Op Shop.