French Blue Knit Pants & Tank- Greece Travel Wardrobe

I’m back today with one of my favorite makes from our recent trip to Greece. I love everything blue so of course when I saw this gorgeous vibrant French blue knit I had to scoop it up! It’s a lovely color and the drape is beautiful. Plus it’s soft and so far no pilling at all. I planned this look to be able to be worn as separates or together for a jumpsuit look. Plus its so comfy it makes for very elegant loungewear. I wear this all the time- especially the pants.

Both pieces are self drafted. I’ve made this tank top in a few variations now. It originally had a built in bra but I realized I prefer wearing it with a bra so I removed that and just kept the facing section. The pants are a knit legging/trouser pattern I’ve been working on perfecting. Elastic waist but a bit fitted. I wanted the pants to just skim the body but still look nice so I could wear it a bit dressier.

I thought I’d add in some pics of the EPP-English paper piecing- that I brought with me to Greece. Since I work at Art Gallery Fabrics I thought I’d bring along one of the designs for an EPP block featuring fabrics from Katarina Roccela’s Eclectic Intuition Collection. I did all my fussy cutting at work before I left so I could travel easily. I had a little carry-on sewing kit with travel scissors, thread, thread conditioner, my templates, a glue stick and my big eye narrow needles. I put my embroidery scissors in my checked baggage for working on in Greece.

I love how this piece turned out. And with so many amazing photographer’s in the family I got some lovely shots outside our apartment windows overlooking the cathedral! I’m a bit obsessed with EPP at this point….everything I love, pretty fabric and hand sewing! So perfect for travel.


All the Details

French Blue Jersey USA Knit

Marcy Tilton

Softly heathered French blue in a gorgeous knit. Made with sustainable EcoVero™️ rayon, it will skim the body in the most flattering way. Opaque with 4-way stretch & some rolling at the cut edge. With a soft hand & matte finish. Just right for t-shirts, tunics, dresses, soft pants, leggings, a cardi, skirt or mens.


EPP Abroad

Some more pics of my EPP. I finally finished this one my the end of our trip with just two days to spare. Here’s some pics of my sewing setup in our Athens apartment. Sewing with a view of the Acropolis in the background is very inspiring!

Plus- one of the highlights of our trip was lucking out finding this perfect match scarf! It’s a beautiful silk scarf featuring my favorite sculpture from the acropolis museum! And it matches with this two piece set to perfection! What a find.

I also made a YouTube Short showing my outfit in action! I shot this once we returned home so you can see how this moves. Go check it out- it’s only 40 seconds! Plus if you love relaxing videos I have a new one added on my channel of the view from our rental in Pefkos!

Back soon with more makes. And tell me if you like these little outfit videos. If so I’ll make them for more of my makes. I do a ton of video editing at work so I’m planning on adding more content to YouTube soon. If there’s something you’d love to see, please let me know in the comments!

Back soon with more travel outfits from Greece plus some new makes! Happy Sewing!

6 Comments

    1. Thanks so much Shirley! I do have a tip for the curve. I often use a flexible curve ruler for the crotch curve and back curve to get the shape a bit more accurate. The ruler curves to any shape so you can bend it into shape (which will then stay in place) and then transfer that to the pattern. Hope that helps!

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