Monday, March 3, 2014

Travel Duds

As I've probably whined/stated before, the trip to and from Mongolia involves about 30 hours of travel spread over 3 flights,
Incheon Airport, South Korea
the long leg being 11-13 hours.   For almost 10 years I've resisted wearing anything closely resembling sweats.  I know, I know.  Call it an anti Ugly American thing.  

About 5 years on, I had to ditch jeans with any kind of buttons on the back.  Finally, the knobby seam joint of the back yoke got to me.  Never mind having to unbutton midway through.

Sigh.  I finally caved into wearing comfy pants (hereafter referred to as Happy Pants) on the long leg of my international flights last September.  These were made up in my favorite yoga pants pattern, Laura Lounge Trousers (I'd made 3 pair for Pilates already :)  by Maria of Denmark (her Kimono Tee pattern is another one of my go to's!).  In purple stretch velour.  Still, I couldn't bring myself to hang out in the airport in them.  I changed in the (very clean!) Korean Air airplane bathroom.  Hmm.  Pretty darn comfortable.

So, I made up another pair of Laura's in the gorgeous Ponte knit I get in UB, for my recent trip back to the US.  I would have made them up in my Style Arc Barb Pants, but left the pattern in US.  Drat.  But the Laura's worked great and the heavier ponte was a perfect weight.

No picture of the Laura's.  Try as I might, a photo just doesn't do them justice--on my body or on a hanger.  Trust me.

I wanted a couple of travel tops and they had to be:
1.  Long enough to cover my behind and allow me to reach to the overhead, etc., without revealing 57-year-old stuff.
2.  Loose around the belly.
3.  Soft

Hence Butterick 5354:

I didn't have enough for the sleeves, so the Church Lady Dress morphed yet again!

Lastly, I made a drapey sweater for a soft layer:

McCalls 6408, an OOP Nancy Zieman

 Happy in my Happy Pants.  Despite this goofy picture.  Must be my travel face ;)

1 comment:

Nikki said...

Looks great, I love that blue shirt!