|Silk Cotton Voile Dress that weighs 2.8 ounces!|
|Travel Dress #1: From Textile Studios Barcelona Dress pattern.|
In selecting travel dress patterns, I was looking for three things:
1. Loose-fitting- both for heat and for the likelihood of an increasing waistline (expecting to eat a lot!)
2. Back and shoulder coverage-the last thing I wanted was to get a sunburn!
3. No extra weight from facings or collars.
Even though I was using the same type of fabric for all three dresses, I wanted the dresses to look different enough that I wouldn't feel like I was wearing the same dress everyday. The first dress is made using the Textile Studios Barcelona dress. This striped one was my favorite. It was easy for my family to spot me in when we were sightseeing.
|Travel Dress #2: Vogue 8985 without facings and lengthened.|
The other two dresses were from Vogue 8985 with the bodice cut on the fold, and the facings removed. It doesn't really resemble the pattern, but it was a good starting off point for what I wanted. For the maxi dress, I added a few inches, and added a self-lined slip and pockets.
|Travel Dress #3|
|Silk/cotton voile half slip|
|Bra Wallet from the outside.|
|Bra Pocket Inside-out|
I don't want to leave you with the impression that this was all I took. In addition to these items, I also packed two knit dresses, pajamas, swimming suit, scarf, and lightweight sweater. It really is amazing what you can fit into a backpack!
I wore my heaviest items on the plane- which included a denim jacket, sweat pants, tennis shoes, and t-shirt. I wore everything at least 3 times, washed them once at a laundry facility. We did have a couple of rainy days, so I was glad to have the jacket and scarf.
I also made and took a gauze jumpsuit for the trip that I'll have to review on another day.
|My family enjoying a sunny day in Italy.|
Happy Sewing and Happy Travels!