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Fabric shopping in Spain

What’s a holiday without some fabric shopping, right? I spent Easter with friends in Alicante, Spain. Rather than spending all of our time here:

The beach at El Campello

The beach at El Campello

I insisted we also spend time here:

Aladdin's Fabric Cave, or Julian Lopez fabrics, Alicante

Aladdin’s Fabric Cave, or Julian Lopez fabrics, Alicante

This place was amazing.  I didn’t have nearly enough time here.  The curse of non-sewing friends. Actually, I take that back, they were very patient with me, it’s just that I could happily have spent a good two days in here.

It was pricey, but the selection!  You know how Zara always has fabulous prints? Well, I think I found where they get them from.  Also, printed knits!  This is my face when I discovered this entire section of prints were all stretch fabrics

Happiness is printed knits

Happiness is printed knits

Just look at them all!

Prints! Stretchy ones!

Prints! Stretchy ones!

Long story short, I spent a fortune.  (82.98EUR.  But that’s only, like, 50GBP, right? right?).  And this is what I bought:

The sunshine made me do it

The sunshine made me do it

Not sure what I’m going to do with them yet, although I quite fancy the stretch woven white floral as capri pants.  Anyone have a good pattern?  The blue is a four-way stretch knit, which I think might be a t-shirt dress, but the insanely loud jungle knit is TBD.  I’ll think of something.

The shop is called Julian Lopez and they have branches in Albacete, Castellon, Madrid, Murcia, Sevilla, Valencia and Zaragoza, in addition to Alicante, for anyone planning a holiday to Spain.

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