This morning on my way to buy groceries, my car just happened to pass by my favourite upmarket fabric shop, The Fabric Gallery. A sign outside said "Stretch knits on sale - reduced to clear". Couldn't resist!

I am still trying to perfect my Jalie t-shirt fit, but I liked this grey zebra-print knit so much that I bought 1.5 metres for a long-sleeved t-shirt.

The Fabric Gallery specializes in bridal wear and silks and also makes evening wear on the premises, so their remnant bin is always full of surprises. I found two lovely pieces. A 75 cm piece of 2-way stretch silver-grey lycra, enough for a bra and two panties. I love the colour and finish of the fabric (actually a bit lighter and more silvery than in the photo).

The other is only 65 cm, but the fabric was saying "french knickers or a camisole" in a very silky voice. I got all three pieces at marked-down prices, so am very pleased with my purchase.

Thank goodness I didn't sign up for the "4 in a row" initiative at the lingerie forum! (The idea is to make 4 sets from your stash without buying anything except thread - with a heavy "penalty" you choose ahead of time, something you really hate doing.)

Vanoggend op pad na die supermark moes ek eers vinnig inloer by die materiaalwinkel - "Stretchmateriale uitverkoping" - wie kan dit weerstaan? Ek werk nog daaraan om my Jalie t-shirt patroon te laat pas, maar ek solank 1.5 meter van die zebra-print stoffie gekoop vir 'n langmou t-shirt vir die winter. Die winkel spesialiseer in bruidsmateriale en het dikwels pragtige stukkies in die restjes-mandjie. Ek het twee mooi stukkies lap gekry - 75 cm silwergrys lycra met tweerigting rek (net reg vir 'n BH en slips), en 65 cm satyn vir 'n vlinderbroekie of cami. Dankie tog ek het nie ingeskryf vir "4 op een rij" op die forum nie!


  1. Marian said

    Zo Tina, jij hebt een goeie slag geslagen!!
    Erg mooie stofjes zeg.
    En zekers maar goed dat je niet meedoet aan "4 op een rij" ;)

    Jos said

    The fabric is talking to you as well, haha. It always says to me 'buy me' like the french fries in our canteen. Can't wait to see the french knickers or camisole. Enjoy your treasures!

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