The travel wardrobe is finally finished. Rifinito! De finition! Absolutely done!
It was a great sewing experience for me, and I learned a lot through the process. For one thing, I have some new TNT patterns that are fitted perfectly to my body. That alone was enough to make the whole endeavor worth it.
These are the patterns I used that are now TNT:
Loes Hinse Oxford Pants:
This is the top pattern I used for most of the tops. It’s Vogue 8323:
Also, I used up some stash (of course, let’s not mention how many fabric shopping sprees I went on). So, here are a few pictures of the various pieces, mixed and matched up to a point. Please use your imagination for the rest.
Some other patterns that were used were the Vogue 8585 Marcy Tilton asymmetrical top, which is also a TNT but I knew that before I started this project. The skirt is Butterick 3134, which is a lovely skirt pattern that I’ve made long and short, with and without elastic and zipper at the waist. You can do pretty much anything with this pattern.
All in all, I think I have a comfortable travel wardrobe that is a step above the American shorts, t-shirt, and sneaker travel look. Hopefully, it will pack small and withstand the rigors of the suite case. I may have to do some touch up ironing on the road, but not too much. After all, the whole purpose is to enjoy this fabulous trip to Italy.