I was looking for a large, flat black sheet and instead found this knit fabric. There were no pricing guidelines, so I decided how much I was willing to pay for it and took it to the counter. Imagine my pleasure when the clerk told me all that fabric was only $1!
The fiber is clearly synthetic with a dose of lycra, but beyond that, I can't tell for what it was intended. At first, I thought it was the kind of jersey from which knit business blouses are made, but the fabric also feels as if it were trying to mimic swimsuit material. For over 3 yards of 60" fabric, I'm willing to deal with mystery fibers. There is only selvedge on one side, so I wonder if this was originally wider than 60"? The other side is cut very straight, so I can't tell if it was done by machine or hand.
It washed well and doesn't wrinkle. I hung it over the shower curtain rod and it dried within a few hours. It looked so good there, that I considered making it a shower curtain to relieve the white and sand that makes up a rental's bathroom, but I prefer new clothes.
I wanted to start cutting as soon as I got home, but was disciplined and waited to wash it first. Now it is ready, the rain comes down, and I'm headed off to sew!