Liliv, you have a lovely smile and it lights up your face as you model your outfits!! Wow..you're lucky to have somewhere to buy fabric at a more reasonable price. Where I live in north western Canada, there are only 2 small shops to buy fabric from so I order online from a couple places in the states. Even with the shipping all the way up here it's still cheaper to order from far away Fabric here (very small selection also) is about $20.00 /metre for cotton...I hate it lol!The small shops in my country have same prices (15-20 euro/meter for the simple fabrics). If you go downtown you will find fabrics for 5-15 euro/meter, similar to online shops, but still expensive in comparison to the cost of RTW!! So I know very well how you feel!! I have discovered this shop 5 years now. The previous years I had the same feelings as you do, it's very discouraging to have to pay so much money for fabrics and notions. Many times I didn't sew something because it was cheaper to buy it!! And I always had the fear that I loose my money if I try a new pattern, etc. I beleive that the fabric market should be more flexible. Especially the small shops could sell more and make more overall profit if they had more reasonable prices! Being expensive they just send their clients to the online shops!