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.
A cute cafe with the typical Südtirol flair. I love that tablecloth.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
Ebook Giveaway winner and Discount code
The winner of How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns ebook by Rin Gomura is Hannah
Congratulations! Hannah please send an email to silvia(at)sewingprincess(dot)com by Friday September 6.
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The code is valid until 30 September 2013
I wish all of you a great week and some rest to those celebrating Labor Day!