If you live in the inner west in Sydney you may or may not have visited the Supre outlet near Marrickville Metro.
Now I know you wouldnt go there for the clothes - give me some credit ! But did you know on certain days (Thursday is one of them) they get out all their excess fabric in this gigantic boxes and charged $1 a metre. Only they don't charge $1 a metre, the girl at the checkout charged $1 per piece. And these pieces are GIGANTIC!
So these pieces were $1 each. Now the white and the pink/blue were just your standard very cheap and nasty t shirt knit. The thin and nasty variety. But the black and white stripe is a nice thick sturdy 2-way stretch with (I think) a bit of lycra.
Three dollars for that lot. I couldnt say no really could I? There's plenty more out there, there are plaids and plains and wide stripes and colours... I can see myself getting there next Thursday, but I have promised myself to use up the fabric before I get some more.
I used up the pink / blue fabric making 2 pairs of pj pants for 2 x 10 year old girls.
And I've used up the black and white stripe. Made myself a long sleeved t, but it was too short so I cut the hem off and made it extra long. Its just for around the house and bed so I'm not too worried about how I look in it.
And I made a singlet for my daughter with the leftover. I pretty much used all of it which is surprising cos its a giant piece, but I love when I can throw the scraps in the bin without feeling they may have some future use.
And I got to play with my twin needle which I havent done for a while. I do love a twin needle!
The plain white is destined for singlets for my kids, as I was looking in k-mart and they are $8 each for plain bonds singlets. Hey, this piece will give me 50 ! Well it will give me plenty and I'm already cutting and sewing. Nothing like a bargain to get the sewing senses all stimulated!
back to the machine I go !