We went to China for No 1 sons wedding part 2 and it was amazing, we landed back home on Friday so I am just aout getting back to normal.
There were an amazing amount of costumes in total over 2 weddings ( 1st
n France with us in Sept and then this one in China) my daughter in Law
had on 11 dresses !!! only 2 were purchased the rest were hired which is
a blessing. From white and classy to very traditional with lots of
wonderful Chinese embroidery and everything in between.
We had a really wonderful trip and were totally looked after something
organised for us every day. Great Wall, Forbidden City, Olympic Stadium,
UNESCO World Heritage sites. Our trip was split between 2 cities, were
spoilt for choice for what to do.
I managed to ask to be taken to shop for fabric , and was escorted to
somewhere by 3 Chinese ladies one of whom spoke some english who then
rushed me through my list of the type of things I wanted to buy, I had
prepared a list which my daughter in law translated to Chinese for me.
These ladies took me at my word a or list and ran around only getting
what was on the list.
The area was amazing I could have stayed all day, but we only had a
couple of hours. I got some good printed cotton for spring dresses for
girls a couple of pieces for children's aprons and only 1 price for me
for a summer skirt. I didn't get any of the amazing satin and silk
pieces because although they were stunning I have no idea what I would
use them for. I managed to get needles for myself and mum for our normal
sewing machines but was stymied by the more complicated needles for the
metallic embroidery thread and the SUK needles for the coverlock
machine. I found plenty of reels of embroidery thread for Mum who sent
me with a list and thread colours . Some colours I couldn't get but what
I did get was an amazing price .16 reels of 5000m of embroidery thread
and a 15000 reels of bobbin thread for 10 Yaun which is about 15?uros.
There were shops dedicated to buttons others for just thread and zips.
Each shop tended to be a production point also so one was making suits
and I could have purchased wool suiting, another sports T shirts so I
could have got that sports fabric. The printed cotton I got was from a
shop making sheets , pillow cases and duvets. Jersey T shirt fabric
turned out to be the same price as at home so not everything worked out
Made it home without excess baggage, Phew. Now to wash it all and start
planning my spring dresses.
- posted 2 years ago
-- Claire in Montreal FRANCE http://claireowenperso.free.fr