Travel Wardrobe Greece- Wide leg Dobby Stripe Pant and Mix and Match Tees

Today I’m back to share what I wore in Greece! I planned out my travel wardrobe for quite some time and designed this capsule handmade wardrobe so that all of my pieces mixed and matched for maximum wear with minimal clothing, especially since my daughter and I were sharing a suitcase. Packing light is an artform! If you want to skip back to my travel planning post you’ll find the link here. And for more pictures of my trip check out this link. Here’s the first look I wore on out trip, these Ivory and Black Stripe Dobby Pants, a black v-neck tee and a scoop neck rib knit tee in palest pink.

With my husband and family at the Acropolis

These pants were one of my favorite makes for this trip! I found this gorgeous lightweight Ivory and Black Striped Dobby online at Blackbird and snapped up this yardage! It has a nice crisp drape and I love the added bit of texture. So chic and effortless! I really miss my Red and White stipe pants (they sadly wore out after a ton of wear) and wanted to recreate that cool summery look. I wanted a nice wide leg in a simple silhouette. Because I wanted the stripe to be vertical I knew I would need to add some piecing to make this pant work with the 2 meters I had purchased.

So I drafted this pant and worked the side panel into my darts to make this tapered side. Bonus was that I added a slim pocket to each side panel that is nice and deep and perfect for holding my cell phone and anything else I need to carry! I took my time and matched up my stripes on the pockets so that they appear seamless (unless they’re full!) The pant has a simple back zip and button closure that makes it easy to wear.

With my brother and his Fiance in Pefkos

All the Details:


Blackbird Fabrics

Elevate your favourite basics with this timeless stripe with a twist! Lightweight with a crisp drape, this dobby features a textural dotted stripe. Easy to wear with an effortlessly cool, rustic, & stable hand, this cotton blend is suitable for a range of projects including button-up shirts, jumpsuits, structured dresses, and skirts.

Content: 90% Cotton / 10% Polyester
Width: 146cm / 57”
Weight: 146gsm / 4.2oz
Opacity: Opaque
Drape: Crisp 
Country of Origin: France

Bamboo/Cotton Rib Knit – Shell

Stonemountain & Daughter

This soft tubular rib knit is perfect for finishing the cuffs, hems, and neckbands of sweatshirts and t-shirts, but would also work well on its own for tank tops and dresses. This fabric coordinates with our Bamboo/Cotton Fleece.

Content: 68% bamboo / 27% cotton / 5% spandex
Width: 19″ tubular / 38″ full width
Weight: 10.91 oz per square yard / 370 GSM
Stretch Percentage: 100% crossgrain / 30% along the grain
Country of Origin: China
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
Certifications: Oeko-Tex Certified

Cotton/Modal Jersey – Midnight Black

Stonemountain & Daughter

This cotton/modal jersey feels like your favorite, perfectly worn-in t-shirt! It’s perfect for tees and tank tops, but would also work well for looser fitting dresses and skirts.

Content: 57.5% cotton / 37.5% tencel modal / 5% spandex
Width: 58″
Weight: 5.9 oz per square yard / 200 GSM
Stretch Percentage: 50% crossgrain / 30% along the grain
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Hang dry.

McCall’s 6658

Misses’ tops, shorts and pants: pullover tops. a: armhole bands. a, b, c: close-fitting, neck bands. d: very loose-fitting, reverse construction finish on neckline, front and back cut-in-one, narrow hem, openings for arms and wrong side shows on back hemline. loose-fitting shorts or straight-legged pants have elastic waist. e: attached tie. a, b, c, e, f: stitched hems. designed for a, b, c, d: moderate stretch knits only; e, f: medium weight woven and knit fabrics. suggested fabrics: a, b, c: jerseys and cotton knits. d: jerseys, sweater knits, fleece and sweatshirt fleece. e, f: cotton knits, flannel and jerseys. notions: e, f: 11/2 yards. of 1-Inch elastic. with nap/without nap, with or without nap combinations

I just love how these turned out! I made a bunch of coordinating tee’s to mix and match with these pants and my other makes. I made 3 V-neck tees in black (shown), white and a pale silvery grey as well as a pink rib knit top in pale pink. As you can see I wore this look twice on my trip. Once with the black v-neck and once with the Pink Top. I planned my travel pieces so I would basically wear the same set of clothes on the first half of our trip in Pefkos and then wash everything to wear again on the mainland in Athens. Both of our air bnb’s had washers and dryers which made this a breeze. Next time we travel I plan to pair down my looks a bit more to travel even lighter so I have more room for souvenirs!

The V-necks were all from a McCall’s pattern. M6658 I’ve had for ages. I’ve also made it into a dress before that you can see here. I made these tees in the size small and shortened the length a bit. I really like the neckband on this pattern. It comes together perfectly every time.

With my Mother at the Acropolis in Rhodes

I made the pink top based off a RTW tee I’ve had for ages that I love the scoop neckline of. This version came out slightly bigger than I wanted due to the rib knit and I’ve since made another version where the fit is a bit better with my leftover yardage. I also gave the new version a wider neckband that was left raw on the outer band that I really love. I’ll share that revised make sometime soon. For this top I did a skinny neckband and a nice short sleeve. I sewed this all up on the serger and did my hems with my coverstitch machine. It was a bit cool in the morning in Rhodes so my sister lent me a pink sweater that matched perfectly and made it look like a matching set- so that’s next on my list to recreate!

In the Medieval City of Rhodes
On the Hill near the Acropolis with my family
At the Acropolis with my family and our tour guide

Since we’ve been back I’ve been wearing these looks quite a lot. They’re so comfy and look great! Back soon with more looks from my travel wardrobe! Until next time…Happy Sewing!

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