Someone will say to me "I've got some old fabric, do you want it?" and my heart will lift ..."Yes please". Then I get a bag of old smelly crimplene skirts, nylon shirts and navy lining. Very, very occasionally I'll get some barkcloth 1950's curtains, Saundersons chintz and beautiful Liberty. Which I make into my clothes. I finish off using free motion embroidey, hand stitches, or both.