December 18, 2012

Me Made: Travel Wardrobe

Whilst packing for our recent road trip holiday, I realised that at least 95% of my clothes are handmade. So I thought it would be a bit of fun to do a Me Made Holiday round up of the clothes I wore.

Day 1: Japanese Floral Scout Woven Tee with a RTW denim pencil skirt. Not a good shot but we'd just driven 8 hours with two kids. Enough said...

Day 2: Stripe Maxi (McCalls 6559) for a visit to Questacon 
Day 3: Red Linen Lily Dress to the Australian War Memorial.
Day 4: Floral Colour Blocked Vogue 8805 for a ride on the Manly ferry to see the Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Day 5: Black Linen Renfrew with Pink Polka Dot Iris Shorts after a day at Bronte Beach. 

Day 6: Marc Jacobs Scout Woven Tee with Bright Orange Colette Clovers for a trip to Taronga Zoo to celebrate Mr H's 2nd birthday. And yes, that is a large plastic dinosaur!

Day 7: Floral Colour Blocked Vogue 8805 for a day at Bondi Beach.

Day 8: Yet to be blogged Liberty Scout Woven Tee with capri pants and a cardigan for the beautiful Blue Mountains.

Day 9: Marc Jacobs Scout Woven Tee with a RTW denim skirt, touring the Blue Mountains with friends. 
Day 10: Black Linen Renfrew with Bright Orange Clovers and a trusty Country Road cardi & scarf. Freezing in the Blue Mountains!!
Day 11: McCalls 6559 Strip Maxi layered with a Country Road 3/4 tee and cardigan for a trip through the Southern Highlands to Jervis Bay.  
Day 12: Glorious day at the beach! Perfect for my Kwik Sew 3609 bathers
Day 13: My old faithful Japanese Floral Simplicity 2360 was perfect as a beach cover-up and lounging around with the boys.

Day 14: Liberty Simplicity 2360 for an afternoon stroll on the beach.

Day 15: Japanese Floral Scout Woven Tee for the LONG drive home to Brunswick.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Sew Brunswick travels in Me Made style!! I did break my travel rule of packing clothes that can be washed all together. We usually travel with a lot of navy and blue items so I can whack them all in to the washing machine together. My red lily dress, orange clovers and pink shorts threw a spanner in the works! It was no big deal as we had our car and weren't backpacking around Japan this time.
2012 has seen a big shift in my wardrobe away from RTW items with a few handmade items, towards a majority of handmade items. My sewing skills are improving and I don't feel so embarrassed to wear handmade items anymore. Everyone who knows me now just assumes that I've made whatever it is that I'm wearing. I really didn't make this change consciously, it is simply a result of my love for sewing combined with my fabric obsession and my hatred of clothes shopping!  
My parents are off to Thailand and Cambodia tomorrow for a month, and I know my mum has a Me Made travel wardrobe packed. I learnt from the best!
What are your travel wardrobe essentials? Do you have a favourite Me Made item that you take on holidays? Do tell!
L x


  1. A very pretty wardrobe and I love your necklaces too. Looks like an iconic holiday.

  2. This is awesome! Fantastic looking trip AND a rad me made wardrobe. Well played :D

  3. I want your whole wardrobe! I love it all!

  4. I had a me made travel wardrobe this summer and it felt great. I love your travel choices and the necklaces are great too. We're heading back to Aus in a couple of years and am already planning my me made wardrobe! V

  5. You look gorgeous in all your pics! Looks like u had a great trip.

  6. I'm doing everything me-made for our Quuensland trip next week. My travel essentials are comfy easy-to-wear clothes. Skirts and dresses that aren't too form-fitting and clothes made of natural fibres that breathe - if you're spending a whole day in them you don't want to get all sweaty!

  7. A great roundup. I really like your new clovers.

  8. I've also made a top using the Japanese Floral fabric. I made it using a pattern from a Japanese pattern book called 'Treasured Collection'. A simple pull over top letting the fabric take centre stage.

  9. You're a very chic looking traveller!


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