Off to Italy with Craftours

We’re off to Italy on the BurdaStyle fashion sewing tour with Craftours!

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BurdaStyle’s Meg Healy and I are accompanying 40 sewists on this trip to Italy! After months and months (a whole year, really) of planning, it’s finally here. A few of the things we’ll be doing:

  • An authentic Tuscan cooking lesson in a family owned winery.
  • Inspirational visit to a master mosaic artisan workshop.
  • A visit to a Italian leather school in Florence.
  • Sights and shopping in Florence, San Gimignano, Pisa & Milan.
  • A tour of the Aurifil Thread Factory.
  • A visit to the legendary Pino Grasso Embroidery Studio.
  • Special presentation from Milan Fashion experts.
  • A tour of the Ferragamo Museum and the Gucci Museum.
  • A special Tuscan lunch in a winery.
  • Train ride through the beautiful Cinque Terre.
  • Italian paper marbling with a master artisan.

It took me quite a while to decide what to pack. The weather looks good–sunny and borderline too hot. So, I knew I needed to bring my Emerson Crop Pants by True Bias. I made them from a lovely rayon, and they will travel well with minimal wrinkling and ultimate comfort. I decided to bring a couple of easy knit dresses to be able to dress up for group dinners or down for museums and other excursions.  I’m also taking a basic black skirt to pair with a variety of T-shirts. I’ve edited my shoe selection, so I’m bringing booties, slipons, runners and flip flops for hotel lounging. I stuck to a black, white and gray color palette with a few pops of color (yellow, green, red) in the form of tops and scarves. I hope I can get multiple wears out of everything by mixing and matching everything I bring.

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I’m super excited to soak in the culture and sights and find inspiration for my future sewing makes. I’ll give a full report when I return at the end of this month!

Want to come too? Join us in London next year!

 Off to Italy with Craftours
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