i think my crowning achievement, packing-wise, is not how many books i can fit into my carry-on bag...
|yeah, that is my carry-on for a one-day trip.|
...but how many me-made combos i can fit into the wardrobe planning. i knew i had succeeded last summer when, as i was leaving for las vegas to celebrate my grandfather's 86th birthday (true story), my boss looked at my weekend bag and said, "you packed for the entire weekend in that bag? my wife's carry-on wouldn't even be that small."
you bet i did. booyah.
so my typical strategy for the time-honored mini-break is a mini-wardrobe, usually inspired by one of my 50s playsuit patterns:
and vogue 7967
i always cut my fabric stingily and save the scraps so that i have plenty left over for little tops and tricks to go with solid color shorts and skirts. my go-to 50s top patterns are vogue 6453 and advance 8309, which give me a fairly endless combination of tops and bottoms.
of course, planning for a real trip, not just a weekend of fun, sun and shopping, gets more complicated. i mean, the shoe combinations ALONE...
|how exactly does one fit a pair of thigh-high boots into a suitcase for a 4-day trip, anyway??!|
Thanks for giving us a glimpse into me-made wardrobe planning for traveling, Devra! Color me impressed...my carry-on for this trip, which I was pretty proud of, suddenly pales in comparison to your skills. Oh, and I want to steal your boots! Hmmm, have you all noticed a pattern here? I want to make off with items from all of my guest bloggers!