Originally Posted by Mr Marvel
where is the best place to get the good fabric?
It depends what stores you have available. The thing is not choosing the store as much as knowing what fabrics to choose.
For example: I love cotton, but cotton although it is normally cheaper than other fabrics, it will wrinkle. So only use cotton for tops, collars or accent pieces.
For a higher quality cotton feel fabric, you can use cotton/twill. It will wrinkle less and it has a good weight. It can be used for skirts, pants, jacket, light weight coats tunics, etc.
For a dressier but good weight fabric, there is sateen.
For a shiny fabric there is a heavy or medium weight satin. Light satin make any costume look cheap. Even for lining, use a medium weight satin.
Pleather instead of leather.
Flowy medium weight fabric, Crepe de Chine.
Super flowy, slightly see thru, but a little challenging to sew, Chiffon.
Heavy jacket fabric, denim.
I hope these pointer can help you. If you have a particular design you need to figure out what fabric to use, just post it and I will try to help you the best I can.