Living in a town with no fabric stores has taught me to get creative when looking for material. I don’t always feel like driving 35 minutes to get to a fabric store, so I found a new way to find what I need: thrift stores and yardsales.
Yes, I know they don’t typically sell material, or do they? As I walk thru the store looking up and down the racks, I switch my brain over from thinking “Wow thats an ugly dress” to “Wow thats some nice material in that dress”. Its amazing how different things look when you look at it thru different eyes.
Example: I was at a yardsale this summer and the clothing was fill-a-bag for $1. The clothes were pretty old or just not my size or style. However, they had some great prints in them. So, I filled a bag with a bunch of stuff, and in the end, I paid about $.10 per piece. Here is the first adult sized (not my size) skirt I bought:
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