Sunday, May 4, 2008

Unbelievable

This morning I went to an auction - they had some sewing material and such like for sale. I didn't get much sewing material just a few bits, BUT....
I bought the hugest collection of clothes - probably 300-400 pieces. I have yet to sort through it and identify exactly what was there.
What is unbelievable is that I had lost so much weight since last winter, that I have almost no winter clothes to wear - and it is getting COLDDD in Canberra. You would have thought that whoever bought all these clothes fitted them on me first. Everything I have tried on fits - now that NEVER happens in a shop for me. They all fit over my generous hips and thighs, and even accommodate my batwings/ large arms. There are a few in colours I don't wear - but so many of them are my favourite colours.

So far I have identified - 8 winter nighties (I had NONE), 3 winter dressing gowns - and all I need is one - and I need one, as well as 3-4 summer satin nighties. Skirts so I could wear one a day for a month and not run out - and I have only sorted through 1/3 of them. Dresses by he dozen - including a fully beaded (as all over beaded) silk sheath that fits me like a glove. There was a little disappointment with a half a dozen gloves - and only one of each :( A fur (imitation) lined jacket - fits me perfectly, and just the thing for a cold night out in the cold air. A woollen Jade green jacket - perfect as a cover up in the cold Canberra winter mornings. Oh and hundreds of more still to be sorted out. So many things I have been in desperate need of, and been looking for in ops shops with no success for several weeks.

What did I pay - $35 for the LOT!!!
UPDATE:
I told a lie - in the end it cost me negative $4 - because in one of the jackets I found $39...

Wheeeee

4 comments:

Taphophile said...

Oh well done! That's a lovely haul - so pleased for you. :)

The Shopping Sherpa said...

The frugalling fairy was definitely with you today!

Caryn said...

What a present that was! You'll be a different woman this winter!

Chris Worthy said...

That is incredible!