Polka dot fun

Last time we travelled I experimented and wore dresses 80% of the time. I enjoyed the experience and found I had less-stress choosing what to wear each day.

Initially I felt a bit over dressed. Wrap dresses like this Sew Over It Eve dress is a great shape for travelling.

This version of Eve is a test dress. The fabric was a cotton remnant from the Fabric Cave.

Using an all over print like this gave me the opportunity to get the fit right.

Honestly I love the fact that it has a waistline, but it’s also a waistline that can change without being obvious.

Even the skirt back width is forgiving.

On the pattern I did a forward shoulder adjustment and lowered the skirt centre back hem to cover my rear.

The pattern does offer a short flutter sleeve option as well as a high-low hem skirt.

If you take a closer look at the inside of the neckline, you’ll notice stay tape is used to finish the neckline. They beauty of the stay tape is you can ease any neckline gaping on the stay tape so the neckline closes against your body.

Now to work on a border print version using a John Kaldor print from Minerva Crafts.

Camo booty shorts

Shorts and tees are my go-to gear for getaways to hot climates.

These new camo Maritime shorts were my pick for this month’s Minerva Crafts project.

Grainline Maritime shorts work for me and this blue print has just the right mix of colours that I can pair with other clothes that I’ve made.

Can you tell?

I’ve used pale pink poplin for the pocket lining because I wanted to have something girlie about them.
I felt the back pockets needed to clash as much as the fabric print does so you can see the work on these pockets. 

No pattern matching was required.
I know these shorts work well because the grey shorts from my Minerva Crafts Summer travel set get worn a lot.

The details about these shorts are in the previous blog post here.
I have included a sway back adjustment and short centre front seam adjustment to the pattern so a size 6 with these adjustments works every time.
My convertible backpack bag using Sacotin patterns from last year’s project has been a workhorse travel piece too.
The Art Gallery fabrics wash so well as does this camo fabric.
Throw in the zip front jacket I made in a previous Minerva Crafts project and a couple of tops and I’m ready to hit the road for another travel adventure.

Now to plan my next travel adventure, once I earn enough leave.

Thanks again Minerva Crafts.