Amy Butler retails for $10 – $16 per yard.
That’s not in the budget. No matter which way you look at it, or how hard you pinch your pennies.
It happens regularly – I see a cute print as I’m browsing the aisles of my favorite thrift store, grab it up, only to find it’s no where near my size or style. Such a shame…unless you look at it as fabric. And cheap fabric at that! So, I decided, as I set out on my errands yesterday (which included two thrift stores) to keep my eye out for cloth – in the clothing aisle, as well as the remnant bin.
I also found two yards of 5o” silk duponi, and 3 yards of a teal cotton.
I looked in the linen section too, and found this old set of sheets…
Total spent: less than $5 for 15+ yards of fabric.
Now, that’s being thrifty!
Hint: most hems can be unraveled, rather than unpicked – it’s worth it to find the right thread to pull, it makes converting the skirt to yardage a lot easier!
I can’t wait till my studio is in shape enough to allow for some sewing!