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Exciting stuff – I’m traveling to Barcelona next month for work! For three weeks, I’m staying in the city and working my butt off to help set up an event for my company. Spain never was a country on my list of “must-see” places, but I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to go and (hopefully) explore a new city and country for such a length of time. I’m learning some key words and phrases as well with an app on my iPad and so far so good, there’s a lot of similarities between Spanish and French (which I majored in in college).
Like any other sewist, I have a list of things to make for my trip (I know I’m not the only crazy one to do this, haha!). First on my list is a Portside Travel Set made out of some home dec fabric from Ikea, and economical and stylish fabric source for this project. I decided to use duck cloth for the interfacing and it’s working out pretty well, I liked the shape and body it gave to the clutches I made my bridesmaids for my wedding last year.
It took soooo long to cut everything out, but at least the sewing is going together quickly.
Also on my sewing list is an outfit for the plane, a striped Inari Tee Dress with leggings and a pink Driftless Cardigan for layering. Something loose and comfy that doesn’t make you look a rumpled mess when you get off the plane is key for a long flight. On top of this sewing, I also want to make a birthday gift for my niece, who’s birthday is while I’m gone. Ahh!! So much to do 🙂
As I mentioned, I’m going to be working ’round the clock (nothing too glamorous about this trip, except maybe the hotel), but I’m crossing my fingers I can find some time to poke around the city, eat tapas, and maybe find some fabric stores to visit.
If you have any suggestions of places to make sure to see while I’m in Barcelona, and fabric stores to pop into, please leave a comment below!