On the Road Again: Suitcase Challenge, Part II

6 Feb

Barely did I have time to unpack my suitcase and do laundry than I was off once more, anew. I wish I’d had had time to sew one more quick jersey fabric shirt, in between, or work on my blazer a bit more, or start my cape…but…such is life. I did not.

So I’m sticking to my resolution of wearing only handmade, as much as possible, whenever I leave town, so here I am, doing my best. Today, for travel, I’m wearing the corduroy skirt I made recently (and posted here) with the whipped-together cowl-neck tee shirt I made two weeks ago, for last week’s trip.

Meanwhile, sewing plans and creative projects pile up in my mind (and in my pocket-sized notebook) but I will have to wait to get to them for a few more days.

This is a short trip, anyway: three days, three outfits, and then hopefully I’ll be able to work on something brand new.

Meanwhile, I think I want to re-make the waistband on this skirt. When I wear something store-bought, I just make do with however it fits. When I wear something self-made, however, I fuss over every detail, never quite content. After wearing it a while, I always think I can improve on a thing.

I suspect this is why so many garments end up in my mending basket, as just  more work to be done.

4 Responses to “On the Road Again: Suitcase Challenge, Part II”

  1. prttynpnk February 6, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    You’ve inspired me- I’m going to to pack and wear at least 1 me made a day on my vacation at the end of the month….can I borrow 15 shifts?

    • handmadejulie February 6, 2012 at 7:27 am #

      Ha! I might have gotten myself in trouble, actually.
      I’m thinking specifically about a beach vacation I’m taking, this summer. Does this mean I have to sew my own bathing suit?

  2. brownbirdgreenstring February 7, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Love that skirt!!! Good luck on your bathing suit too! (One of my favorite Esty shops, Pierogi Picnic, makes some suits out of t-shirts!!! They really wouldn’t provide the support I need these days up top as I’m still nursing my baby, but they are inspiring….).

    • handmadejulie February 8, 2012 at 10:58 am #

      I’m thinking bathing suits might fall in the same category as tights and shoes, as an exemption. I have an almost-brand-new bathing suit from last summer anyway, I’d like to get some wear out of that, anyway.

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