We were on our last day in Portugal, at the tail-end of a two-week holiday, and I spyed a fabric store selling all “retasos” or odd-pieces or is it end-pieces of fabric… essentially what’s left on a bolt of cloth. Why do I know this? Because my mother loved to sew, and whenever we walked by shops like these on foreign trips, it meant an hour or two of supreme boredom while she sorted through hundreds of pieces and inevitably bought several of them. So I must have been channeling my mom at that moment, for some strange reason, I insisted that Mrs. MM and our daughter and I pop into the rather dubious looking place to have a gander…
Well, to make a long story short, we each ended up with 4-5 pieces of fabric, mine all a meter or just over long. My fine quality cotton shirting material was marked down from the original Euro 20+ or so per meter to an unbelievable Euro 2-3 per piece! Mom would be proud. But the fabric is too small to make shirts, though I know exactly what I am going to use them for (and they are being made as I type this), even if the sewing cost is more than the cost of the fabric.
So my question for you is, with these pieces of fabric roughly a meter long, you would make __________. Leave me a comment and let’s see how many are either outrageously creative or wickedly accurate.