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Cottagecelt
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Date: 3/4/12 1:58 PM

Hello Sewists!
I am looking forward to an exiting trip this summer to Ireland. I would like to sew an easy coordinating travel wardrobe for the trip. Knits or no wrinkle fabrics would be best. Does anyone have any suggestions on patterns I should try?
Thanks!

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Date: 3/4/12 2:09 PM

I would look at Christine Jonson Patterns. Most, if not all (?) of her patterns are for knits. She has some really cute and stylish stuff.

www.cjpatterns.com

JT

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Date: 3/4/12 2:43 PM

McCalls 5890 has had some good reviews and would make a nice travel ensemble if you were looking for one pattern to start from

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Date: 3/4/12 3:43 PM

I am not sure what sort of weather you usually have, or the sort of temperatures you are used to.

Even though it is summer, you will need something waterproof and also something warm for the evenings.

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Date: 3/4/12 4:44 PM

Vogue 8641 has always intrigued me, and has good reviews. The styles are similar to the 'travel' pieces they have at Chico's. No pockets, though, which would be tough for me when traveling.

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Date: 3/4/12 5:14 PM

My DH and I are going to China in May so I'm presently working on a travel wardrobe too. Right now, I'm making some comfortable elastic-waist pants with side seam pockets from Stretch & Sew 150, The Super Set, which also includes a below-knee length skirt, cardigan and short sleeved top. I've cut out a dressy "T" called The Perfect T-shirt from Pamela's Patterns. This is a very comfortable top that I have already made if you'd like to look at my review. for it. This will be shirt #3 out of that pattern.

Good luck finding patterns that will work for your trip!

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Date: 3/4/12 6:41 PM

Add pockets everywhere; hidden and visible. Or, at least have a vest with good pockets. Light weight miracle fabrics that wick moisture, have an SPF factor and are fast drying are great for a basic top to wear alone or with layers.

I choose the shoes first and then the clothes.

Chiffon dresses up everything and packs to nothing; scarves, shawls, kimono jacket.

Check scottevest for ideas on pocket placement.

Marci Tilton has a couple of Vogue patterns that include skirts and pants that are nice for travel. And a natural fiber long sleeveless dress that can be layered is versatile and comfortable.


-- Edited on 3/4/12 6:42 PM --

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Date: 3/5/12 0:25 AM

I have traveled in Ireland, and also rode horses over there. It is wet, and cool most of the time. I did not stay in hotels except for one night-normally stayed in old homes and 10 days in a suite in a castle! It was a dream come true for me-and the first time I had traveled internationally by myself.

You will need a raincoat, and warm, comfortable shoes. I have sewed some of the pieces from M5890 (already recommended to you) and think that would make a great start. It is very casual over there-those pieces will take you almost anywhere.

Have fun. I wish I could go back.

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Date: 3/5/12 1:03 AM

One of my most favourite pieces for travel is the much-sewn cardi wrap from Simplicity 2603. I made mine in a wool jersey and it's so snuggly. Really good for the plane as you have a piece to cover your legs and a piece to cover your shoulders! The other advantage is you can wear it so many ways. My favourite classy one is to drape one side up onto my shoulder and secure it with a blingy pin.

I've also made the top from the same pattern & inserted the sleeves from the cardi wrap. Also from wool but would work in any drapey fabric.

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Date: 3/5/12 7:43 AM

1st time?
What a gorgeous country and friendliest people, we loved
just sitting in small pubs listening to the local bands.
Be sure and take a hooded raincoat--it can crop up quickly.
Good walking shoes, as there are a lot of monastery ruins in
rocky fields to tour. And don't forget to bring home some
wonderful sweaters/scarves from their shops...
-- Edited on 3/5/12 7:49 AM --

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