|I just reviewed Vogue 7369, and mentioned that I had made the garment out of two thrift-store garments, a skirt from Talbots and a dress from Laura Ashley. Georgene suggested I mention this here. Because the garments were high quality to begin with, the fabrics were still in good condition -- even used, they were better than a stiffer, cheaper fabric would have been new. I didn't buy these garments with an eye to cutting them up immediately, but I have actually done that. A full skirt or full-skirted dress can yield enough fabric for a shirt, or a differently-styled skirt or dress. Look for larger sizes. I sometimes buy the fabric for my "wearable muslins" this way -- especially KNITS. Even with the internet I have a lot of trouble finding substantial and interesting knits. Now that close-to-the-body styles are in, it's possible to buy an 80's tunic (like from LLBean or Lands' End) and use the nice fabric to make something smaller. It's fun in a treasure-hunty kind of way. For knits, look in the men's section too.