I did decide to go to the fabric shop. I got two metres of black linen, a cheap 2m wide striped cotton knit. My 'lady' is still out of black cotton knit after her last sale.
2m black linen $18
2m white stripe $10
Rotary cutter blades $9
10m bright aqua speckled trim - $4.40
4.9m of light blue striped linen piping - $4.20
1m stretch lace (the kind for undies) $6
5m bra plush elastic in black - $2.50
One of my most expensive visits in two years honestly.