These fabrics cost around $50.00 per yard. However, if the fabric store ends up with less than about 3 yards, they will lower the price since it is difficult to make drapes with less than about 3 to 4 yards. The slang in the fabric world for these fabrics is either 'mill end' or 'remnants'.
All of the fabric on this shirt was obtained from remnants for less than $7.00 per yard. The burgendy fabric close to the shoulders was from a 1/2 yard piece that I got for about $1.00.
I wore this shirt for about 1 year. I then had it professionaly cleaned. Then I gave it to a charity auction for WGBH TV in Boston where it was sold for about $150.00.
Just after I made that donation, I went to A clothing store called Ross and found a shirt in their sales rack that was already torn in the hem!