With my upcoming trip to the Sew Expo, OMG I’m SOOOO Excited, I realized I didn’t have anything to wear. I know this is a typical problem and in the past I would run off to the store and try to find a few new things to refresh my wardrobe. In this case though, I got to sew. The benefit of having a full wardrobe in my sewing room, some assembly required.
Being a desert dweller, I am not used to really cold temps. Layers for me consist of undergarments and one outer layer or two layers of rayon spandex. In the winter my layers are a shirt and sweatshirt. Very rarely do we get to break out the beanies, gloves, thermals etc. When I looked at the weather for the Sew Expo, I realized I was going to be needing actual layers. I mean, seriously, they had snow in the forecast. Of course after deciding this and making my sewing plan for outfits, we ended up with a winter storm and even got snow. It only lasted the one day and two days later we were back out in shorts and t-shirts, but it was a great opportunity to try out my newly expanded layers. Plus the mountains were so pretty!
I am a planner so I decided to start my outfit planning from day one, travel day. I had just received some camo performance tactel from So Sew English and thought it would make a nice pair of Greenstyle Creations Stride Athletic Tights. The stride tights have a few different options allowing you to do a plain or pocket side insert, mid rise or high rise waistband, and several different lengths. You can also add a gusset, cross cuffs, and a hidden waistband pocket. Since I was mainly wearing these for travel I chose the plain side pocket and high-rise contoured waistband. I really didn’t want to chance them being see through, when bending over, and with my health issues I didn’t want them too snug, so I sized them up. They came out perfectly !
Then I realized I didn’t have any long sleeve t-shirts for layering so I went through my pattern stash to find just the right one. I couldn’t find what I needed and trying to be frugal, I didn’t want to purchase a new pattern. I decided to do a mash and hack from several patterns and some store bought tops to create just what I wanted. “Self drafted” with some white double brushed poly from So Sew English, and I love it.
I paired my new leggings and top with a new jean jacket. I’m still looking for the perfect pattern so it’s store bought, but at least it was on sale and we had old gift cards so it didn’t cost anything.
Now I have a comfy but cute outfit, perfect for airport travel. If you see me strolling through the airport, say hi. I’m kidding, don’t say hi, I’m really shy and wouldn’t know what to say, ha ha ha. Again, kidding!!!! I am really shy, but I’d love to meet fellow sewing addicts in person.
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