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Thursday, September 6, 2012

One more thing... and Happy Anniversary, Fool 4 Fabric!

Well, this is definitely the LAST thing I sew before I leave next Tuesday! It is, once again, a travel jacket with mucho pockets...based on, of course, my beloved TNT, B5526, View C; I made it in a favorite fabric, a black and white stretch denim from Sewing Workshop. Coincidentally, my FIRST BLOG POST, a year ago this month, was a tote made from the same fabric, although I got the fabric for that project from Emma One Sock. Obviously I loved the fabric, wherever I could get it!





I used a wonderful, at least 25 years old, red with white polka dots rayon crepe for the lining; I have been saving this fabric for the perfect thing, and this was it!

 I added all my favorite travel pockets, inside and outside, and am happy to announce that THIS one is going to Sicily, on my back!






I tried something new for analyzing my travel wardrobe; I made a storyboard, which really helped to find the holes and duplicates in what i had planned. Here is a rough picture of my storyboard:


It also helped to have my friend Sharon, from Communing with Fabric, eyeball this several times and give me her opinion...sometimes I get so caught up in what I'm doing, I can't see the forest for the trees!

I hope to take pictures of my final wardrobe in the next few days; I'll be finalizing and adding/subtracting until the last minute, I'm sure!  My travel blog, Where In The World Are We?, will begin next Tuesday, in case you're interested in following me (and my clothes!) on our trip to Sicily!

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful, as usual, and it looks like the perfect travel jacket and looks great on you! I have that pattern and have yet to use it, I think you just motivated me to give it a go. Have a safe and fun trip.....

    Anna

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  2. You are going to knock the socks off the Italians. Wonderful jacket and well planned wardrobe. You'll be able to stay a month with all the possibilities you have.

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  3. I'm salivating over your latest jacket...it looks FABulous on you! I think you'll be turning heads everywhere with that wardrobe - Bon Voyage!

    I'll be thinking of you when I see black & white...with touches or red...at AIF ;-)

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  4. Oops - forgot to give Happy Blogiversary wishes to you - you've created an inspiring blog - hope you'll be posting on your travel blog while you're gone?

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  5. Fabulous, well planned wardrobe to wear to Sicily. You are going to be the best dressed person in the country. Love the pops of red you added; it makes it stunning.

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  6. Wow fabulous!! Love those pocketed jackets. I am on holiday in Bali but too hot to wear suck gorgeous clothes! Co gratuitous on your blogaversary and have a great trip!

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  7. Oops sorry about typos- silly iPhone doest know how to spell

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  8. Love your coat - it is just amazing. All your travel pieces coordinate well but it seems a lot. Where is your suitcase space for tessuti purchases?

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  9. You look so cool in your new coat (well, actually, in anything you make). I sinfully covet your wardrobe!

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  10. Gorgeous! Happy Anniversary, and Happy traveling, Margy.

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  11. How clever, to turn the shirt into a jacket. It looks terrific, and such cool fabric, no wonder you bought it twice!

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  12. Love your wardrobe. Can't wait to see the final selections. It is all chic and totally wearable.

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  13. An absolutely GREAT wardrobe. I really love this last jacket. Fabric is so unique! Way to go!

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  14. Happy blog anniversary.

    Will you be able to do laundry on your trip? Can you get by with fewer items? Otherwise, how will you be able to pack souvenirs? Will you get bored with only B/W and red to choose from? Can you substitute some short-sleeved tops for some of the L/S ones? Swap in another skirt or a pair of bermuda shorts for one or two pairs of black pants?

    Sicily can be very warm. Just because the average high in Sept is 26C/79F, doesn't mean it can't be much, much warmer during your trip.

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  15. LOL, BadMomGoodMom, that was my final comment on her storyboard: It's a LOT of clothes! But it's an amazing wardrobe and this is an amazing coat!! I absolutely love it and what a great lining. Maybe I overuse this description, but you look stunning!

    I can't wait to follow your journeys on your travel blog!

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  16. Oh, and congrats on your first blogiversary, Margy! You have created a drool worthy oasis of elegance and style. I aspire to your level in so many ways.

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  17. Love the coat!!! Have a great time...I can't wait for your trip blog. You know how to travel...you do it all so perfectly!

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  18. Really like this , love an interesting back haha.

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  19. Thanks for "putting yourself out there", Margy. Your work is inspiring!

    Have a wonderful trip!

    Happy Anniversary! This is a "partnership" that has fired my world!

    Brenda

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  20. I agree with everyone, you are an inspiration to us all - Happy Blog Anniversary and bon voyage - have a fabulous trip

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  21. Happy travelling. Stay safe and wow those Italians with your chic sense of style!

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  22. My trip planning could benefit from learning how to do a storyboard like yours. It's wonderful to see your wardrobe come together. It did seem like a lot of clothese but I have both overpacked and underpacked and I prefer having enough variety to wear rather than not. You can mail the souveniers home. Happy blog birthday and have a fabulous holiday.

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  23. I just love your work, Marjy. You have such a clear sense of style, pattern, and color. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  24. Happy blogiversary, Margy! I'm so glad you're blogging, because everything you make inspires me. This coat is no exception. You did a great job with pattern selection, placement of the weave of the fabric, and lining choice. You're going to be styling in Sicily!

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  25. Hey margy-this plan is wonderful. I love travel wardrobes and will definitely be referring to yours when I start making final decisions on my winter travel. I do fine with the 3-4 color "rule" until right before leaving and then panic...will I get bored with my choices? (funny brain) I love the travel coat also, Happy blogiversary!

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  26. Love your final production! And the lining is perfect! Now you hav to share with us how you do a 'storyboard.' That is so-o-o-o-o cool. Have a fabulous trip.

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  27. Wow, you have made a great collection. This is more pieces than I packed for six weeks in two climates though... I agree with goodmombadmom, maybe you want another skirt instead of the third pair of black pants. I have been to Italy in summer, and I like long skirts for travelling. Anyway, I wish you a nice trip. Everything looks so good on you.

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  28. Hi Margy,
    I love your blog, and I think you have a great wardrobe for travelling!
    And I hope when you get home you do share with us how you made the storyboard, and where you found those cute little pictures, etc!
    Thanks,
    Janet

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  29. Omigosh but your coat is SUPERB!! I adore the lining, as fun secret for yourself, and the travel pockets...? Very inspiring. I love your travel wardrobe too; terrific idea to do a storyboard like this. I absolutely love checking out travel wardrobes! Funny coincidence, I just did a similar thing on my own blog today :) but my trip was presumably a bit shorter; for how long are you away?

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  30. oh sorry, and happy anniversary!

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  31. Love that jacket! Marcy has this lacy look denim right now that I keep putting in a basket then deleting it.... I need to destash my collection and do more than mend the guys carharts and socks and make something stellar like the jacket you so fashionably put together....

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