Handmade Travel Outfits 4-4.5

17 Apr

The theme for this trip appears to be “separates”. Skirts and pants and tops worn mixed and matched, with not a single dress mixed in. Versatile, hand-sewn clothing in multiple outfits.

This is day 4, my “folded skirt” in ponte knit. By day, for touring around, it’s paired with a pullover lace sweater knitted from a 1923 pattern, “Summerland Sweater“.

The turquoise and blue with my bright-colored bangles and earrings make this is my “1980’s revival” outfit.

By night…

…the same skirt goes out with a satiny printed top made from a fabric with a squared handkerchief print. This fabric was a find on a bargain sale rack, and some day I’m going to remake this top using large square scarves. I like working with the square-turned-on-an-angle part of the design.

This is a quick-change outfit, swapping out just the shirt and the shoes. I love garments that can do double-duty, and even though I wasn’t so fond of this skirt when I first made it, I’m finding it goes the distance, for wearing.

4 Responses to “Handmade Travel Outfits 4-4.5”

  1. Funnygrrl April 17, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Very nice. I love separates for travel especially.
    The handkerchief top is gorgeous.

  2. ReadyThreadSew April 17, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    I love the hankerchief top, and you have amazing accessories. Separates are definitely easier – both for wearing and sewing.

    • handmadejulie April 18, 2012 at 9:03 am #

      Harder to pack, though–I have to make sure I have the right other piece, to coordinate with the first!

  3. Cheryl Marie April 18, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Love the handkerchief top – I could see making a couple of those!

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