Today felt like Christmas day.
A friendly neighbour around the corner owns a building which he rents out to several businesses, one of which is owned by a man who sells wholesale fabric to retail stores. I asked what they do with the off-cuts and our neighbour said he has loads and that they just “throw them away” – insert horrified scream! So I asked if I could have them (people don’t think that kind of question is at all cheeky here in Holland) and he said he would ask for me.
Today he dropped off 6 garbage bags of fabric. I was expecting mainly small pieces of furnishing fabric, but there were at least two bags of pieces of over 2 metres (both stretch and weave), not to mention some clothing samples. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world!(Oh and wearing the top I just finished making in the weekend in this photo too.)
The only downside is there is no reason to buy fabric again for the next year – maybe even the rest of my life. Thank the Lord I can still buy notions!