Thank you for the terrific feedback on my China travel wardrobe. I’m going to slowly roll out my China capsule, for which the working name is ‘East Coast to Far East‘. I listened to everything you all said and I’ve switched from all knits to all natural fibers and mostly linen. I’m very worried about getting it all done in the next two months. I did manage to sew two simple bits over the weekend. Well, they still need hemming, but the construction is done! Click on any photo to enlarge.
First, this #108 tunic from the July 2008 Burda Magazine. The fabric is a pale baby blue. It’s almost my ‘white’ for the plan. Many people shortened it when they made it up. But, I haven’t made that decision yet.
Second, I made this fun tangerine skirt from the April 2002 Burda. It’s hanging now since it’s bias. And, I’m just not sure how long I’m going to want it ultimately. I’ll wait until my second (still undetermined top) is sewn.
This weekend, I’ll muslin and hopefully sew this pant which is also from the April 2002 Burda. The fabric is an almost light denim / chambray color. I’m a bit concerned about the waist height, but I LOVE the wide legs.
Next weekend I think I’m going to work on this shirt dress from the Summer 2007 Burda Easy Fashion (E953). I had SO many shirt dress patterns to chose from in Burda that I just went with this one since I’ve not sewn from Easy Fashion — ever. Oh, it’s not available in English anymore. Just Russian and German I think.
There are a few more pieces I’m thinking about, but I figure this is enough for one post! New carryon luggage is showing up this week, so there may be some posts on that over the weekend!