Form and Function
I am just back from two weeks in USA and before I show you what I made for my trip, I have to show you what I made to wear during the 27 hours between leaving home and arriving at my destination. There were a couple of issues to overcome in deciding on what to wear on the plane. The first, being we were leaving winter and arriving in summer and when I say summer, I mean 10 degrees celcius to 42 degrees celcius! The second consideration was due to our flight conditions, I needed to be dressed in corporate attire during the duration. The third consideration was comfort due to the duration of travel.
I had intended to take photographs before leaving for the airport but due to a near disaster ran out of time. We were due to fly out of Christchurch at 3.30pm so I decided to go and watch my older son's rugby final. I had planned to arrive home from the game, make a leisurely lunch before heading to the airport. My plans were foiled when I got back to the car after the game. The car in front of me and behind me had parked so close to me I could not get out. Knowing the drivers of the vehicles may not be back for a couple of hours, I began to panic. In the end my husband had to drive over and rescue me and we arrived home just in time to quickly change and head straight to the airport, hence no photograph. So above is a recreated version.
I got my husband to snap a quick but awkward phone photo as the rest of the cabin looked on. Perhaps I should have finished the bubbly first. I may not have been quite as concerned about an audience!
My chosen travel outfit consisted of My Image Ponti Pants, McCalls/Belcarra frankenpattern top and my third version of Grainline Morris which I whipped up during my Grainline Morris making streak.
This version of Grainline Morris is made using remnants. I had a piece of black quilted knit left over from my Tessuti Alexa sweat shirt and added a large remnant of ponti. Just like I did with the red version, I left out the centre back seam and lengthened the sleeves. Like my red version also, I had to put a seam in the sleeves and used both fabrics out of necessity and to tie the two fabrics
As I said previously, this pattern really is a great one for using up leftovers and although this is the last version in my current queue, there will be more during spring.