Let’s visit Inssbruck! And ebook giveaway winner


Have you packed your bags? I’m taking you with me on a short trip to Innsbruck. It was one hour away from Südtirol…So I couldn’t miss the chance to visit Austria for the first time.
Inssbruck main square


The city is beautifully surrounded by mountains. Must be the perfect place to live if you enjoy skiing.


I found this cute little spot and sat down for a photo.

Inside a cafe

A cute cafe with the typical Südtirol flair. I love that tablecloth.

Inssbruck over the bridge Inssbruck sights

Some of the main sites in Innsbruck. The city was packed with tourists.


The pattern I chose is a modified Sabrina tunic. I was inspired by an Armani top, but was lazy to draft the princess seams…and I actually doubt I would have had enough fabric as I only bought 1 meter of this
Carolyn Friedlander – Architextures fabric. I simply removed the gathers, cut the top front, lowered the neckline and slightly angled the center front seam.

Fabric Shopping in Innsbruck

Dirndls by Gossl

This was definitely the high-end dirdnl store…some were silk. Prices went over 1000 euros/1300 USD/850 pounds! No wonder Burda offers patterns you can make yourself! But if you are tempted to see their gorgeous collection, check out Gössl online store

Though I wouldn’t know where to wear a dirndl I was really tempted to go in and try it on…but I didn´t.

Instead I crossed town for find a fabric store!

Textile Mueller 

This store has several locations in Austria. The place is packed with fabric and the prices are very low…but there´s so much in such a little space that you really need to go in with a shopping list and armed with patience.

When I went it was super hot and there´s no airco inside. Plus the fabric is neatly stacked from floor to ceiling, e.g. you need a ladder to climb. But what made matters worse was the tiny aisles. You had to wait for a person to come in before you could have a look. Not a pleasant experience. I saw some fabric I liked but left empty handed in the end.  I guess I just lost my patience and got too hot.

All in all, I would recommend this store in the winter with a clear idea of what you need.

Textile Mueller
Adamgasse 30
Phone: +43 (0) 512-57 51 78
Opening hours Wednesday – Friday 9 – 12 and 13:30 clock – 17.30 clock
Closed:Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

Kapferer Stoffe

On one of the main streets close to the square you see in the picture above is Kapferer Stoffe.The store is on two floors. Much more airy where you can find garment fabric, notions, some quilting cottons and Burda patterns. Prices were higher but it was a nicer experience than Textile Mueller. And being on the tourist path you won´t need much time to see it.

Kapferer Stoffe
Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse 27
6020 Innsbruck


Ebook Giveaway winner and Discount code

The winner of How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns ebook by Rin Gomura is Hannah

hannah j

Congratulations! Hannah please send an email to silvia(at)sewingprincess(dot)com by Friday September 6.

But that’s not all. Rin is offering  all Sewing Princess readers 10% off your purchase. Simply visit  www.japanesesewingpatterns.com and add  PRINCESSBRIDE29  at checkout.

The code is valid until 30 September 2013


I wish all of you a great week and some rest to those celebrating Labor Day!

7 thoughts on “Let’s visit Inssbruck! And ebook giveaway winner

  1. Que bonito lugar! Es una pena que hayas vuelto con las manos vacías, pero seguro que en otro momento será diferente. Me encanta tu top y las variaciones que hiciste para llegar a esto, es precioso!


  2. I love the Alps, they are so majestic! My friend works in a hotel in Austria and she has to wear Dirndls as her uniform (not the 1000€ versions though).
    Looks like you had a really nice trip!


  3. Congratulations to Hannah.
    What a beautiful town. And you look very chic in these photos, as always.
    I’d never understood Burda’s fascination with dirndl patterns, but now all is clear. You learn something every day!


  4. Lovely photos. I went to Salsburg ages ago, but didn’t make it to Innsbruck – so next time… (And if in winter, I will know where to look for fabric)!


  5. What beautiful photos! And I love those dirndls! I always wondered why Burda includes those patterns in their mags — I guess at those prices, I would make my own too!


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