I found a new thrift shop in the area and while I don't normally look at the clothing sections, lately I've been on the hunt for large yardages or interesting buttons in good shape. I mean there's no real threat in these places a lot of the clothes are pretty thread bare and RTW which doesn't fit well... right?
At $8.00, I couldn't come close to buying the fabric, buttons, zippers, contrast suede trim, lining, batting... at a minimum $8.00 would have been the cost of shipping alone. I tried it on initially to see if this style had a 3/4 sleeve like the Chanel jackets in the spring collection, and when it fit just couldn't leave it behind. It's in new condition, it was a steal!!
So this is a good example of when it doesn't pay to sew.