I bought a single issue of Burda Fashion magazine, which is a fashion magazine that includes patterns. The above tank top was made with fabric I've had in my stash using one of those patterns.
This is a Hot Patterns shirt that I started awhile ago but never managed to finish - thus the wrinkles :/ I got the pattern and fabric from Fabric.com
I downloaded this pattern free off the internet from Fabric.com, and got got this fabric free. London is really big on reducing what goes in landfills, so there a heavy emphasis on recycling even at a corporate and manufacturing level. Our local council has a place called the Watford Recycling Arts Project ( WRAP) where companies drop off industrial waste that could be reused. I find loads of fabric there that I am allowed to take for free!
Here is a bathing suit top and matching board shorts that I made from fabric I got from the WRAP as well. I drafted these patterns myself, so I am pretty proud of them.
Here is a closer look at the swim suit and board shorts.