This upcoming tip to Hong Kong is very exciting for me! The first half of the trip is with the American Sewing Guild, the Sew much fun- Hong Kong. The second half of the trip is a continuation of Hong Kong only this portion is going to be solo.
From start to finish is a total of 13 calendar days. However, due to crossing the international date line it works out to 12 days with 2 of those basically travel days.
To plan for this trip I started with the following ideas:
- Travel with a carryon suitcase and backpack- No checked bags on the way there.
- Plus 1 Stash-It backpack and a re-usable tote for market shopping
- All garments need to be multi-purpose and mix and match or planned to wear 2 or more times.
- Coming home I will be checking a bag (FABRIC SHOPPING!)
Once I had those main ideas defined I started thinking about the actual garment mix.
this is sort of what I am working towards: (not including undergarments and PJ's)
- 5 tops plus 1 light jacket
- 4 bottoms- 3 pants and 1 skirt or 2 pants and 2 skirts
- 2 or 3 dresses
I then decided upon a color scheme- Black/Grey with pops of white and yellow.
With a color scheme in hand I pulled fabrics from my collection, took photos and started sketching. More detail on this in this POST- Sketching a travel wardrobe.
From today I have 46 days until the trip! Yikes its coming up quickly :)
Time to share what I have sewn up so far.
I still have more things to sew. Specifically the bottoms and the dresses and jacket. We shall see how much I get done! It will be interesting to see what the final wardrobe ends up being!
TOP 1: Modified Jen Stern tee
Fabric from Fabrications
Lightweight washable waffle texture wool knit. Very dark black and so soft!
Photo lightened to see details.
Still needs hemming
TOP 2: Modified Jen Stern tee
Fabric from Sawyer Brook
A wonderful rayon/lycra knit.
TOP 3: My own design- princess seam top with ruched sleeves
Silk crepe-de-chine with a touch of lycra from Emmaonesock.
TOP 4- Modified version of Butterick 6291
Can be worn as a top or as a wrap
The stripe is a rayon/lycra knit from Fabrications.
The black is a bamboo knit (dont remember where from!)
TOP 5- Master knit Tee
Washable lightweight wool knit with yellow hearts applique
and fun neckline
Fabric from Fabrications.
Top: master tee oversized
Bottom: Avery Leggings
Fabric- black bamboo knit with yelloow featherwight rib knit.
Bottom 1: Skirt
lighweight denim with a fun print.
Fabric from Janet Pray
DO you sew for your vacation holidays?
Princess Victoria and my dad, her great grandpa, deep in discussion on the rocking chairs!