We recently holidayed in Japan and stayed briefly in Osaka, where I looked for fabric and craft supplies. I’m on a fabric and pattern diet and wasn’t looking to buy a lot, but it’s always interesting to see what’s available and what the shops are like! Here’s my experience. You can also read about my … More Fabric Shopping in Osaka, Japan.
The third and final dress I made for my travel wardrobe for this trip, is this utilitarian-style button-down dress in a horse fabric, which put me in the right mood while immersed in the medieval setting in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Pattern: Vogue 1500, an Anne Klein design, rated ‘Easy’. Size made: A5 (sizes US 6-14 included), I … More Horsing around in Dubrovnik [Vogue 1500].
The second dress I made for our trip is my favourite out of the three. It is feminine and is a Butterick 1953 vintage reproduction pattern. I wore it to Bled, Slovenia – famous for the dreamy ‘Church in the Lake’ scenery. My husband rowed a rented boat across Lake Bled and took us to … More You cut me open and I…Bled Love [Butterick 5708].
My husband and I went to Switzerland for a work conference, and having had the chance to travel I sewed up a few things to wear! First is this dress made from fabric that I bought in Athens when we holidayed there last June/July. I have no idea what the print is, but I’m calling … More Funky Fungi Dress [Kwik Sew 4111].
I haven’t been to all of the states within Australia, and I’ve been here for more than 2 decades! Recently, I had the chance to go to Adelaide, South Australia. We did the usual sight-seeing, vineyard-visiting, wine-tasting activities, on top of work-related stuff. And of course, I took time to visit fabric shops! DK Fabrics … More Fabric Shop in Adelaide, SA – DK Fabrics.
WARNING: PHOTO HEAVY My husband and I recently took a short trip to Hawaii. It was a great balance of seeing and doing what we each and both wanted. As for what I wanted, obviously it’s fabric shopping! We stayed in Oahu Island for the whole trip, so I searched up fabric shops in Honolulu. … More Fabric Shopping in Honolulu, HAWAII.
During our honeymoon, we dashed from Italy to Malta for a few days. It’s a special little place packed with so much history and culture. We drove around the main island and also took the car ferry to Gozo. The waters are amazingly pristine and clear. I had a few pics up on Instagram. There … More Fabric Shopping in Malta.
[Warning: Photo Heavy] Since we are honeymooning around Italy, let’s visit more fabric shops :P Firstly, I want to acknowledge that the Sewing Princess’ list of fabric stores in Italy was immensely useful and has so much information. Thanks a lot! Here’s just my own little experience in visiting some of them. Notes about communication, payment, … More Fabric Shopping in Italy [Venice, Turin, Florence & Milan].
[Warning: Photo Heavy] We got married and I not-so-secretly incorporated a mini fabric store hunt into our honeymoon, and thanks to my ever-so-patient husband, he encouraged me to do what makes me happy. Of course, first and foremost we did loads of sightseeing, eating, and experiencing the Italian culture! More about my wedding at end … More Fabric Shopping in Rome, Italy […and we’re married!]
[Warning: Photo heavy] When one is in Athens…in addition to sightseeing and exploring the city, visiting the magnificent Acropolis, its multitude of ancient ruins and modern museums, and sampling Greek delicacies…of course I scouted out fabric shops to visit! I did some pre-planning. Searching on the internet, I found Sewing in Athen’s post the most useful … More Fabric Shopping in Athens, Greece.