plus your carry on tote (handmade by my mom), sunglasses & sneakers for naps in your seat and long walks between terminals
This past week, I went on my honeymoon. Yes, I did get married a year ago, but who wants to plan a vacation and a wedding at the same time? Not me! I could have maybe managed planning an all-inclusive resort trip, but I'm not a beach person--my family always went to the mountains, not the ocean. More on our (amaaazing) vacation as soon as I sort through my pictures--but today let's chat about travel clothes!
When I fly I am very particular about clothing: I don't want any part of my legs touching the airport/plane seats, so I always wear pants or leggings. I don't want to be too hot or too cold, so layers are a must. I want to feel somewhat cozy and/or snuggly in case I take a nap, and I don't want to look like a mess leaving the airport. Usually I wear leggings, a tee, and a Juicy Couture velour hoodie I have had for literally ten years, but that wasn't quite living up to the "handmade by allie J." bar.
I had already been planning for a while to make a big wrap coat/cardigan for travel when Allie(!) over at Indiesew contacted me to let me know she needed testers for the new Seamly Summer Collection--I had even purchased the Lisette for Butterick 6244, but never made it since it was a woven and I wasn't sure what weight would be best. Luckily, the Seamly Wrapped Cardigan was exactly what I was looking for in a travel piece--super comfortable since it's a knit, versatile so you can wear it several ways during your trip since it doubles as a wrap dress, and long enough to cover your butt in leggings if you care about that.
This is the tester version, size small--the final version is exactly the same as the tester, but the instructions were massively improved. It's a bit of a fabric hog with all the drape but once you have it all cut out it's a quick make and so worth it! I used this coral knit from fabric.com because I had it on hand, but I think it would be wear-every-day versatile in a navy, charcoal, or black, and a pretty floral would be nice to wear belted as a dress, don't you think?
The Seamly Summer Collection also includes a swingy tank and a tee, so if you are interested in seeing everyone's items, be sure to click on the links below!
June 8: Inside the Hem
June 9: The Doing Things Blog
June 10: Dandelion Drift
June 13: The Sara Project
June 14: Fa Sew La
June 15: Sew Mariefleur
June 16: Right Sides Together
June 17: Allie J.
June 18: Cut Cut Sew
What do you wear traveling? Do you try to dress up or go for 100% comfort? Do you have a travel "uniform"?
ps: please tell me i'm not the only person who is neurotic about touching airport/plane seats!
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