Thursday, 22 May 2014

Minerva sewing: Travel pieces

Travel and preparing for the journey takes planning including wardrobe planning.
Threads mag had a travel planning article. So I've made two key pieces courtesy of Minerva Crafts UK.

Wool cardi wrap
Threads suggest a shawl as a key piece to wear and to act as a blanket on the plane. This navy blue wool wrap is my 'shawl'. I've made this wrap, Simplicity 2603 a bunch of times so I know it works. 
The feel of this fine knit is gorgeous. Here's the closed wrap look.

The fabric is super fine, which means using a simple straight stitch and some 'steam a seam lite' to finish the edges and overlocking the seams. 
Watch me fly!

Ponte yoga pants
Silhouette Patterns has a basic yoga pants pattern and I've used Nanettes yoga pants because I love this style. 

Silhouette yoga pants in a dark colour with a soft wrap top has worked for me in the past. I've looked at some travel jacket patterns and decided to add a pocket in the yoga pants.
A fact of life for Aussies and Kiwis is when we want to hop over to Europe or the States, that means we have an 18 or 22 hour flight so you have to be comfortable in 'cattle class'. 
Budget, budget, budget.

Note: These scissors won't be travelling with me when we travel. A holiday includes no sewing. I know. That's just madness right?

Hop over to Minerva Crafts if you want to grab your some fine knit fabrics or ponte.

15 comments:

Lori said...

Perfect travel pieces and they look great on you. Have a wonderful trip!

beajay said...

I love a waterfall cardi and that one is spectacular

Amy T said...

Can't wait to meet you in person!

Kyle Burkhardt said...

You are cranking the pieces out!!! I'm excited for your trip!!! Travel safe!!

Velosewer said...

Thank you Lori!

Velosewer said...

Me too Amy. It's going to be a great day I suspect.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Kyle. I will slow down soon.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Beajay

Andrea said...

They look very comfortable! Have a lovely trip

Carolyn said...

Have a wonderful trip :)

Velosewer said...

Thanks Carolyn.

Velosewer said...

They are. Thanks Andrea.

Sharon said...

Great travel pieces and I know my S2603 merino wool cardi was perfect for our trip.

Velosewer said...

It's certainly versatile.

Joy said...

The wrap looks stylish but also cozy for a long trip. A pocket in the yoga pants is a great idea too.

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