Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Melbourne Shopping Trip.

I was lucky enough to get away for a weekend with Hubby to Melbourne!  And of course that means lots of wonderful food, great shopping and of course heading to some of my favourite fabric stores on the other side of the country. So want to see what is in the bags?

Tessuti Fabrics is located right in the heart of Melbourne CBD - This is a beautifully modern Fabric store mostly specialising in dress, lace, wedding, linen and silk fabrics.  So here I picked up these lovely pieces of Liberty Tana Lawn to add to my collection and this stunning Voile which is destined for some summer scarves.

Clegs  also has a large range of specialty dress fabrics as well as a large range of Haberdashery and Wools and Yarns.  Here I picked up this stash of Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics and some quilting cotton that I thought would be great to fussy cut.  I started noticing a trend here in Melbourne - all my fabric at these two stores was torn rather than cut.  I personally feel a little upset at seeing fabric torn.  I love fabric and feel like it is not quite given the treatment it deserves.  I know that it is said that fabric is torn to get a better grain line on the fabric but I like the care of scissors or a rotary cutter.

My favourite place to visit was Luccello -this is a Vintage Haberdashery and Fancy Goods boutique.  And as you can see I found no shortage of stunning and beautiful fabrics and wares to take home.  Notably I just love the Vintage Linen lace I picked up as well as the Hand Dyed Valdani Thread.  Some beautiful Vintage Sack Cloth and lots of pieces of Liberty Tana Lawn were all just to hard to resist.  This store must be on the list for your next visit.  It is in a old Arcade that unless you knew it was there would be missed.  It has this "feel" about the store with treasures in every corner and so many beautiful fabrics, vintage haberdashery and felts.  I decided that I even had to go back for a second visit just in case there was something that I had not discovered the first visit.

Three stores to put on your list for when you visit Melbourne CBD!

Jemima x


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