Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Made By A Fabricista: Travel Ready Tracksuit




With a great deal of international and domestic traveling around the corner (and also back to back), I have been working on some functional, yet stylish travel gear.  Yes, I am the lady in the airport with heels on!  I have an extreme love/hate relationship with track pants.  As an avid gym rat, I stay clear of garments that have any type of elastic waist or draw strings. Something about the way it feels against my skin creeps me out.

The fabric I selected for this post is a Maggy London rayon/poly/lycra sweater knit found (HERE).  I also used black and white Ponte knits found (HERE) & (HERE).  I have been wearing a ton of black, white, and gray tones lately, so this was right up my alley.



I used McCalls pattern 7199 for the jacket (view A).  I cut 2 inches off on the bottom as it was a bit long for my taste. I used the black ponte knit as a contrast for the upper side front, and the upper side back pieces of the pattern, as well as the sleeve cuffs.  I drafted the cuffs which are really simple to do.  If you need an idea of how to draft your own cuffs, there are a TON of YouTube videos and blog posts that can help to point you in the right direction.




For the pants, I used Vogue 8909.  I drafted my pant cuff and waistband to keep it consistent with the jacket.  

For the top, I used the white ponte knit to create McCall's 7127.






In all I really love this outfit. The sweater knit is light weight, I can layer it in different ways depending on the weather, and the each piece can be worn separately to create other outfits. This will definitely work for my day trips in London and even for long walks in Rotterdam next week.  

Until next time...
Muah
- Jenese 

8 comments:

  1. Love this outfit! You've taken travelling wear to a new, chic level. Karen

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  2. Nice looking travel wear. Very chic with the heels and would look good with flat sneakers too!!!You did a fantastic job! Thanks for the idea.

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  3. Love this tracksuit! Great fabric combos.

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  4. I love your outfit! I just ordered the fabrics you used. Thanks for your great posting.

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