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Fabric Shopping // Krakow, Poland

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Fabric Shopping, SEWN blog.

Why, Hello! I've just returned from a lovely few days away in Krakow, Poland and thought I'd share a few snaps (and my little fabric haul!). If you're thinking about a city break then I heartily recommend it!

It's a beautiful city with lots to see. We happily spent four days there and didn't feel ready to leave for home. We took a trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau which is around an hour away. Distressing though it was, I would encourage everybody to visit.

Fabric Shopping, SEWN blog.

Fabric Shopping, SEWN blog.

Fabric Shopping, SEWN blog.

Fabric Shopping, SEWN blog.

Kazimierz, the disctrict in which we stayed, is the Jewish quarter with beautiful synagogues and churches around every corner. It just so happened that there were four fabric shops just around the corner on the street 'Krakowska' plus a 'Slow Fashion' sewing workspace just a stones throw from our hotel! What a happy coincidence.

Fabric Shopping, SEWN blog.

Fabric Shopping, SEWN blog.

There were so many beautiful fabrics on offer but I was forced to restrain myself as we only took hand luggage limiting the amount I could squeeze in. I chose a mustard yellow knit (above), spongey with a great texture and two metres of an embroidered single border chambray (below) in indigo. I imagine both fabrics will be really wearable when made up. I'm thinking perhaps a Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio or Augusta Hoodie by Named Clothing and a full skirt with a matching cropped blouse if I can squeeze it out of the remaining fabric.

Fabric Shopping, SEWN blog.

Fabric Shopping, SEWN blog.

Fabric Shopping, SEWN blog.

I had such a fantastic time! As I said, I thoroughly recommend Krakow (and it's delicious 'Wisniowka' cherry vodka!) ...any holiday fabric hot spots to share? I'll be back soon with some snaps of my latest make, a stretch denim 'Arielle' skirt by Tilly & the Buttons.

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  1. Bente

    What a lovely surprise! I googled fabric in Krakow, and came to your site- I'm going to live at the same place as you, and I'm going to shop fabric, yeeeeaaa:) Do you remember if there was any lace fabric? I'm going to sew a wedding dress for my bff:)

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