Hot! Vacation Wardrobe Planning

I'm going on a three-week trip fairly soon and have busily been sewing my travel wardrobe. The challenge of packing light and packing right becomes a hundred times more complicated now that I have vowed not to buy clothes that I haven't made. That means there can't be a quick run to Old Navy to get some shorts and certainly no clothing shopping while I'm traveling. There are a lot of gaps in my wardrobe — particularly separates. I need clothing that I can mix and match and stuff that I won't get sick of wearing on day 11. 

To fill these gaps, I made a plan of what exactly I needed to sew. Here it is represented in a cute little infographic. The darker icons represent what pieces of clothing have already been completed (all this week!). 

This post is more to keep me honest and remind me what I want to sew than any big revelation or something. Since folks seem to like to know what I'm up to sewing-wise, there you go.

I'll update each icon as I make progress.


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Love the Icon :) I would love to see photos of your seperates – I find it super hard to figure out what to buy/make when it comes to seperates – so none of my clothes match…!

  2. wow, you’re really cranking them out! can’t wait to see the finished looks

  3. Inspiring. Whenever I sew with a plan it turns out really well, and then my clothes work together!

  4. I love your little chart. What a great way to help yourself stay on track.

  5. Being the visual girl that I am, I’m in love with your little drawings. It makes so much more sense than words.