It's becoming known amongst my friends, friends of family, and friends of friends, that I'm more than happy to help when someone wants to get rid of fabric they no longer need. A few months ago now, a good friend gave me bags and bags of fabric that one of her relatives no longer wanted. Seriously, it half filled the boot of my car.
If you could have seen me rummaging through those bags of fabric - squeals of delight as I pulled out bundle after bundle of beautiful good quality fabric. I have no idea what I'll do with most of it, but it was too good not to keep.
I'm assuming the sheer fabric above is chiffon. I do know what I'll make with that - either a scarf or an infinity scarf.
This one is a mixed bag - calico, linen, crêpe are just the ones I know. The calico is destined to be turned into various sized drawstring bags for my friend and her husband. It's the least I can do to say thanks for putting her hand up to accept the fabrics.
These are the stretch fabrics. The top three will no doubt be used for the kids. The bottom one is perhaps a ponte; at least two metres. It's the right thickness for pants, but not my colour, so not sure what it will become. Can you think of a good use for thickish, mustard coloured knit fabric?
There's metres and metres of the shiny cat fabric, but again, I'm not sure what I'll do with it. What do you think? What would you use it for?
That's just a small portion of what I was given. There's metres of shiny fabrics that would be great for linings, and lot of white satins and laces. I'm sure there'd be enough to make a wedding dress.
The best score, however, is several metres of grey woollen fabric. It's very soft and would be perfect for a coat or jacket. It's nearing the end of Winter, so I'm going to take my time to find the perfect pattern. If you've sewn a jacket or coat and can recommend a good pattern, I'd love you to leave me a link.