Easy Travel Wear


Whether to Europe, Bali, or Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics - we've got you covered! Make your next trip even more exciting with easy travel wear. To build a great travel wardrobe - let's start with these four helpful characteristics of great travel wear - Versatility / Lightweight / Ease / Wrinkle-Free ...
How about a travel trench? This is truly a Bay Area Staple! So versatile - it goes with just about anything  - you want seperates that can do double duty - combining well or multitasking for different types of occasions.
Colette Lady Grey #1010
This Colette pattern is a short trench style. The Pattern is "advanced" but the pattern instructions are very clear with a picture for each step. We would rate it as intermediate. The pattern is in a unique book form layout so it is very easy to come on in the store and look the steps over ahead of time! There is even a glossery of terms in the back...

Colette patterns have some real fans in our store - we have some customers that collect every one of them as they come out!
For an elegant look, pair your mini trench with slim pants. Colettte's slim pants are so beautifully simple that they go with practically anything!

    

These pants close with a side zipper and come in ankle length and midcalf. A midweight woven fabric with some stretch is ideal; such as a cotton twill, poplin, suiting, gabardine, pique or wool blend all with some stretch. 

Which brings us to Ease
its not called "easy travel wear" for nothing - comfort and easy wash, easy care. The next items should create ease for you as well!  Twills such as gabardine are great because they shed and don't show dirt. 


These stretch cottons are just right! 
stretch denim  tan cotton stretch
And Wrinkle free! Use these wrinkle free twills and satin weaves with a tiny bit of stretch instead of plain weave fabrics which wrinkle more.

TIP
Do the scrunch test - scrunch your fabric in your hand and see if it bounces back - a tiny bit of lycra or spandex gives the fabric memory and keeps it wrinkle free. 

  Leggings are a natural travel staple and a casual alternative to slim pants - Lightweight - easy to pack and carry, they are easy to combine with many outfits - great under skirts or worn as pants.
 


Burda 7343 

To make your leggings - check out our cotton / lycra knits for $9-10.50/yard. 58" -62" wide. So versatile you can make many colors for home - but remember - don't pack too many!

cottonlycra

Tip: To sew knits use your ballpoint needle. Try neutral colors that combine well with alot of other colors - certain mauves, roses, and blues and the staples like black and white and grey will work well depending on your wardrobe.   
 
Now you'll need to stash your carryables!

 
This Saf - T- Pockets pattern jacket has invisible pocket side seams and another secret pocket between the front facing and the lining. Saf-T Pockets Patterns specializes in patterns with hidden pockets that flatter the body! 
As an alternative to pockets - top it all off with a nice roomy bag for your travels! Try this roomy Cutch from Anna Maria Horner Patterns.. So cute in a cute designer cotton by Jane Sassman or Alexander Henry.... 


Ruthie Clutch

Why not try this clutch in a Jane Sassman Fabric! This collection is called Garden Divas.Who can resist Dragonfly Moon?

 

Now here is a bag to jump start your creativity! A bag just right for all of your drawings and designs, and your sewing and quilting projects - Bring it to your classes at Stonemountain & Daughter...


 
Art Student Tote - We will be receiving this fun new pattern in the store next week. Come by and check it out!

How about making this tote in the new Rivoli collection by Alexander Henry fabric... How fun! 


And remember your home is someone else's destination.. So why not get styly in a cute sweater made with sweater knits!

This Loes Hinse sweater pattern is adorable! It is a straight forward sewing pattern - If you know how to set in sleeves you will be fine - The only detail is small tucks along the front of the bodice to make for a flattering fit.


Loes Hinse - Bianca Sweater 5208
Look at these beautiful sweater wools! And yes, we do have a pink one like the picture above!

Here is one of our wonderful bus tours -
 Simply email us to arrange a group tour!

  Thanks to all our Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics sewers for making us your fabric destination - Get out there, get fancy, and enjoy being a tourist in your own city