July 7, 2023

A Franconia in Sicily

Well hello there! Yes, it’s me, just chilling on a quirkily-painted staircase in Sicily, as you do!

Recently I had the great fortune to have a mini-break in Taormina—and if you’ve watched White Lotus Season 2 and are thinking it looks familiar then yes, you are correct, you do recognize it. We didn’t stay at that hotel but see just over my right shoulder in the photo below? That’s the scene of the crime (show)! Plus Mount Etna, for those of you who aren’t avid HBO watchers, apparently that’s a big deal too. It actually erupted the day before we arrived (!!!!) but the ash was sufficiently dispersed for us to land the following day, thank goodness. Otherwise I would have missed eating the best pastries of my life.

And what could be better for swanning around the toe of Italy than my Cashmerette Club Franconia Dress? You may think you’ve heard this from me before but: legit, this is my all-time fave Cashmerette Club pattern. It is just so… me. It’s incredibly comfortable to wear, has shaping without being super fitted, and best of all, it’s made in this super soft and lovely gingham double gauze that was generous donated to us by Atelier Brunette. (Even more fun? There’s a smaller scale gingham on the reverse side! So much potential!).

Pair it with a snazzy hat bought at 5am in the Gatwick departure lounge Accesorize, and some sunnies that were an emergency purchase when I left my others in an Uber, and boom, the perfect outfit for living out the languid Italian days (sans pre-schooler!), and definitely not getting murdered. If you know what I mean.

My personal-sewing time is limited these days (most of my weekends are spent standing in playgrounds and doing colouring-in) but when I do get the chance, another Franconia is top of the list.

Want the Franconia for yourself? Join me in the Cashmerette Club and get it for just $9 USD!

(Joining after July 2023? You’ll need to join at the All Access level to get the Franconia.)

4 thoughts on “A Franconia in Sicily

  1. charlotte says:

    Love Italy, and love your Franconia dress! Still debating joining the Club…got bitten once before by another “club” I joined which never really gave an “opt out” before renew on my credit card. I found it when the bill came where they had “renewed” it for a year, unbeknownst to me. The company offered no option for getting any of my money back, so obviously I was somewhat taken aback and wary of joining another. Perhaps if your Club goes on sale again, I may take the chance, but I was sincerely upset at the money I lost in that “club,” which did not turn out to be the kind of information I was actually looking for.

    1. Ayelet says:

      Hi Charlotte, with Cashmerette Club you can cancel at any time to avoid your membership being automatically renewed. (You’ll still have access for the full duration of your membership even if you cancel early.) And if someone forgets to cancel before their renewal happens, they can email us at hello@cashmerette.com and we’ll refund their payment.

      And if you would like to try out the Club before committing to an entire year, you can sign up at the Base or Plus level for a month and cancel right away so that your membership doesn’t automatically renew.

      If you have other questions, feel free to email us!

      -Ayelet at Cashmerette

  2. Mary Ellen Eckels says:

    Would love to purchase same fabric. Do they ship to US? Not finding that info. Thanks.

  3. Mary Ellen Eckels says:

    You can!!! Just ordered- can’t wait to make this dress.

Let me know what you think!