My big girl vacation is finally here! I feel so fancy! Today I will travel from Kalamazoo to Chicago and depart from Chicago to LAS VEGAS! And the first of many “firsts” to start this trip off with…
A train ride! I’ve never rode on a train! Before I hopped my ride, my hubby snapped the first photo of me officially on vacation. I then sat in the train station for 45 minutes anxiously waiting for the train to arrive. Hearing it chugging in, choo-chooing, got my chest all tight with excitement and it was hard not to crack a little smile. The doors finally opened and everyone forms a line to get on and pick a seat. I’m pretty sure the hardest part about traveling solo is deciding which stranger to sit next to. Instead of choosing the stranger, I took a gamble and picked the seat with the earbuds and phone lying on the tray without the occupant. Luckily, he was friendly and stuck the earbuds in for the ride.
So while I’m getting comfortable on the train, checking my phone and flight status, I realize my flight has been canceled! It’s my first trip and of all the things to go wrong, this would be it. I call the airline and work it out with a new flight. The only hangup was pushing my flight back 2 hours. At least I didn’t have to worry about not having enough time to navigate to the airport. So what does a person do with 2 extra hours before a flight? Curl their hair in the terminal and use their webcam as a mirror. Probably my favorite public “peacock” moment. It was pretty resourceful considering there weren’t any outlets in the bathrooms but I can’t explain that to every passerby staring. *shrug*
So finally on to the outfit…
Pictured, I am wearing a yellow tie-dye hooded tank top that I made from scratch. The material is thin, stretchy and form fitting. I love that it has a yoga look and feel. I paired it with leggings and sandals for a comfortable travel outfit.
It is finished with ribbing as the trim on the armholes and hood. I used my triple stretch stitch on my sewing machine to top stitch the armholes and hood also. The bottom edge is finished off with a thick waistband.
Above, you can see the top stitching to the collar and hood. I took the hood piece and overlapped the ends to fit. If you attempt a neckline style like this and want to add a hood, make sure your hood is really tall to accommodate for the smaller neck opening. I personally like more drape-y type hoods.
Overall, I was really happy with this finished top. I don’t think I could have chosen a more comfortable shirt to travel in!