I really love traveling and exploring new places and try to do at least one big trip a year. This year I'm going to Copenhagen for a week at the beginning of May. Last year I was researching going to Scandinavia but the timing didn't work out for me. I was also struggling with wanting to see everything but not wanting to be gone for a long time. So a few weeks ago when I saw that plane tickets were very reasonably priced to go to Copenhagen I decided that I'd go for a week. I'm going to stay in the city the whole time and do a bunch of day trips to explore some other cities too.
So of course, after booking the tickets the next thing I start thinking about is what to pack. Is it weird that I love packing and planning for packing? My packing list has been done for two weeks already and a few things on the list are going to be new me-mades. To inspire the making I created today's moodboard using RTW pieces. As I do with my daily wardrobe, this travel wardrobe will be a mix of RTW and handmade pieces (read on for a sneak peek into those plans).
You might be thinking that this looks like a packing list for winter, not spring. The average temperature for the beginning of May in Copenhagen is about 50 degrees fahrenheit (10 Celsius). Coming from LA, that's going to feel super cold to me. Admittedly, I know 50 is not cold and I'm a total wimp. So, I will be bringing lots of layers and probably two coats. When I was in Tokyo last year, I brought two coats and would wear them both at the same time. lol! For this trip, I'll be bringing this lightweight puffer from UNIQLO and this anorak from Everlane.
And now for the handmade plans! I already have the patterns and most of the fabric for these items. I still have three full months before my trip so I think that will be plenty of time to finish most of it, if not all. If I'm feeling super ambitious, I may add a pair of me-made jeans to the list. Heather of Closet Case Patterns is hosting No Fear Jeans Month for February and I'm a wee bit tempted to join in. I had the Ginger Flares on my list for last year and even though I printed out the pattern, I never got any further with the project.
THINGS TO SEW FOR COPENHAGEN
1) Delia Beanie by Named Patterns (in double knit)
2) Kalle Shirtdress by Closet Case Patterns(using olive green tencel)
3) Piper Top by Christine Haynes (in black knit)
4) Archer Shirt by Grainline Studio (in brown/white cotton check)
5) Ariane Bodysuit by Seamwork (fabric TBD)
6) Lou Box Dress 1 by Sew DIY :) (in Gray Linen or Black Sweatshirt fabric)
Do you like to sew a handmade travel wardrobe? Do you plan it out or do it all last minute? Also, have you been to Copenhagen before? Please share your tips!