Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A day in the city.

Today the girls and I went into the city for the day. It was a beautiful day today and we wandered the smaller lanes, arcades and small designer shops.


In the afternoon we saw Atonement. I have to give this 11 out of 10. The costumes were fabulous and the whole feel of the movie was emotive and I cried....a lot....


And of course a day in the city means I have to drop into Cleggs! Cleggs is a fabric shop that I would visit almost everyday in my lunch break when I worked in the city. About 22 years back! . The actual shop has moved from its old Little Collins Street address to bigger premises in Elizabeth street but the main sales assistant is still there though he is very grey now.


And what did I buy? Well the remnant sale table got me first.



From left, coral silk chiffon, poly mesh (only 20cm so I will piece it), olive green viscose (for lining), poly rayon green/gold, and a couple of ribbons. I also got a large piece of brown knit that I will use for lining which is not in the photo.


From the bolt for $5 a metre I purchased the following two - a poly lycra knit and a poly mesh.


And the great thing with Cleggs is that you get all the details of the fabric on your receipt, including the composition, washing instructions and even the country of origin! All up it cost $30 exactly.


Hey, lucky I did not add "not buy more fabric" to my new year resolutions?

10 comments:

Mel.J said...

Drat! I was in the city today & completely forgot as we headded back to Flinders St that I was going to drop in at Clegs. Another day perhaps... (Glad you did though, I can shop vicariously. Reduce stash is on my NYR list this year.)

Shannon said...

Nice haul of loot!! I wish my local fabric store had a remnant bin - those are some nifty pieces you got. I also think that having all that info on the bill is a great idea.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The two knit prints are soooo great! You did good girl!

Sigrid said...

Great fabrics. Like to see what you're going to make of these. And like Shannon I would like that info too.
Nice to hear about Atonement, I've postponed seeing it, as I was so impressed by the story in the book, which is one of my favorites. Perhaps I should see it after all.

Summerset said...

Very nice fabric and it sounds like today was much better than the hot weather you did have.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Vicki, I love those prints :)especially the one with the teal in it. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. We had tons, and I mean tons of snow today...the most snow fall we've had in years.

a little sewing on the side said...

Wow, the idea of all that information on the receipt is amazing- I wish all the stores could do that.

Happy New Year Vicki! I really enjoy your blog! You sewed a wonderful 2007.

Els said...

Seems like you had a great day in the city, I have seen the movie Atonement too and agree with you beautiful movie and costumes.

Marji said...

you always find the greatest fabrics.
Thanks for the recommendation on the movie, I think I'll talk hubby into going to that tonight.

Theresa said...

Ummmm.......I did not see those great looking $5 fabrics at Cleggs...I guess I will have to pop in tomorrow and have a closer look