While I enjoy looking at other sewers' storyboards and recaps of vacation wardrobes, I will only briefly describe mine here: to me, it always starts with the coat or jacket. That determines the rest, depending on other factors such as weather or type of trip. This upcoming trip will be to Europe with a focus on cities and small towns. I am wearing a gray wool coat, which will match with just about anything of course, along with sensible walking shoes and knit skirts/tops. We do not wear jeans and sneakers in Europe to avoid looking like tourists, although we find that more and more Europeans are doing just that, for comfort I suppose.
I debated about pants versus skirts for the long plane ride and decided on a gray knit skirt and tights. I really do not like starting the day in the city with wrinkled, rumply pants that have been obviously slept in. Although it's impossible to look fresh as a daisy, I try and at least look somewhat alert.
I will show my latest little travel bags made from a downloadable pattern from Fabric.com.
The first is the jewelry roll (sorry for the unedited photos here). I used some home dec for the maroon part and the base was made from a cute little travel print which I had originally bought to make my grandson some overalls when he was a baby. Daughter T didn't approve of that plan so it gets a new life. The case opened is really symmetrical and not distorted as you might think--it's just a quick lousy photo. It's bound with some packaged binding that I had on hand. This is a quick pattern and I have used it, but the next time I would make the pockets divided more OR use clear vinyl instead.
So we'll be away for a while but when I come back I'll be having a few give-aways--very nice quality fabric from EOS and Christine Jonson, as well as a few Burda magazines. Hopefully it will give me some feedback since I haven't had any comments on posts yet. Speaking of which, I've been doing more commenting myself lately on other peoples' blogs, just to get more in the habit.