Monday, 22 August 2011

Travel Wardrobe

Travelling in comfort

My blogging has been very slow over the last month.  A lot has been going on in my family and it doesn't include sewing or blogging.  I am in the process of applying to do a postgraduate course in special education starting next year.  As I have been teaching in special education for the past eight years it probably would make sense to get extra qualifications.  I absolutely enjoy this field of education, but would benefit from more networking with others throughout the country who specialize.  It would mean only teaching for half the week and studying for the rest.  The majority of costs would be covered by a study grant.

How does this fit in with sewing?  
Well, probably extremely well.  As I'll be travelling for some of the time and attending university in two different cities for block courses I know I'll need a travelling wardrobe.  I would enjoy the travel and have come across some great blogs displaying practical travelling wardrobes.  Can anybody suggest any patterns that may be suitable?  
StyleArc have a nice selection of innovative graphics and ideas.  This may be captioned as casual, but I would make the trousers more tailored with a dressy fabric.  It's still cold here at the moment, but a summer/autumn wardrobe would be what I'd be starting with.  
Also, I know how relaxing sewing can be.  Or, just a great way to procrastinate when I'm supposed to be studying!!  I'll keep you posted.  This is very exciting, so I'd better make my application more than just a bit presentable. 

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