Following last week's front cupboard clean out, I made a beeline for the local St Vincent de Paul to donate some perfectly good stuff that I'm sure someone could actually use.
Although I regularly donate stuff to charity shops (I'm not much of one to check out the shops themselves. This is mainly because (1) the goal of my life to have less, not more, stuff cluttering the place. Remember I live in a home full of hoarders, so I don't feel I need to make a contribution in this regard and (2) I never seem to see anything I would like.
But today, I deposited my donation goods, and had a quick trawl through the store. The local Vinnies is in a brand new building and it was really quite pleasant.
Out of the corner of my eye I spied the fabrics above. Orange wool plaid ($2), purple and yellow cotton jersey (and good cotton jersey, not flimsy at all - $1.50 each) and a pale yellow shirting, hopefully 100% cotton, with a subtle pattern ($1). Total = $6. Score!
I'll make a straight skirt cut on the bias with the orange wool plaid, aiming for some sort of retro look. The jersey will make some t-shirts, and the shirting I'll use to make a test of a blouse pattern I've been wanting to make, but really need to test out first before I cut into the "good" material.