Wear What You Make: On the Road

August 17, 2018

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  • I tried to see if the patterns were for sale but the website sends me to Etsy where the patterns are sold out. There is a note to go to the website which sends me to Etsy and on and on. I love these garments – comfortable, practical and are appropriate for different fabric choices. Thank you for your help!

  • Insightful as always. Thanks much for giving me a great start on the day!

  • Another terrific article. In a political time when divisions can take the front page, I appreciate your reminders of how we can come together. Many thanks for that.

  • My favorite moments on any trip are when i connect with other people and talk about, well, anything. I have found that knitting in public in strange places is often the way to make that happen. I love to knit in the car while my husband drives, but sitting in a national park, discussing my knitting with someone from China: thats over the top!

    As always: everything you are wearing is perfect!

  • Sonya…I like your style!

  • I love the connections you are making here. It reminded me of a time in an airport when a little boy asked me where my cat was, because he thought yarn was only for cats to play with!

  • Always travel with my knitting. Sometimes I even get to knit!
    Love your style. Love your patterns. Love the clothes I’m making from the patterns.
    Thank you.

  • The joy I get from someone on an airplane asking me about my knitting (lately the flight attendants) is that generally they tell me about their own knitting or crochet habit in return. Recently a flight attendant pulled out her pink crocheted alphabet baby blanket work in progress as show and tell. You can’t beat that!

  • Just had to stop and say I always love reading your posts and seeing what cute outfits you have put together! I vow to fire up the my mom’s old sewing machine, find a simple pattern and pick up some cut fabric. So far, inertia and my constant crochet projects have prevented this. On that note, I chuckled when I read about traveling with yarn. I never leave home without it and a good book (I would panic if I did), but seldom make any progress on the crochet project I took along. Looking forward to your next post!

  • Well said. As always.

  • Your website has opened up a wonderful new world of some incredible artists ❤️
    Thanks !

  • Great article. I always love seeing your creative outfits.
    Why is it we are willing to spend hours knitting a garment but sewing something by hand seems incredibly eccentric? I keep meaning to do just that one of these days, because it would be a portable project. I am sure it would still be faster than knitting!

    • I have a sewing machine, but I often sew by hand. I love the meditative quality of it. And, yes, it it totally portable. Flat fell seams in the car while my hubby drives, heaven.
      Julie in San Diego

  • It was my mother who loved to drive when I was a child and getting lost was the best part. Sonya, your wardrobe is an inspiration. I live in the Land of Black is the New Black and your style is so joyous. Makes me want to move,

    • This is so intriguing to me. Where on Earth are you that everyone wears black and you feel you must also? I would have to wear lime green!

  • …but will instead probably just knit a lot of fun stuff.

  • An absolutely lovely article. We took a road trip this summer, and yes, there was car knitting and good food, beautiful scenery and conversations with strangers. Now off to purchase that Open Summer Cardigan! Enabled again!!

  • I am a knitter, too. I love the bright yellow, such a happy color. Your dresses are so cute. Admire anyone who can sew.

  • Sonya, you are such an inspiration with your beautiful and stylish garb!

  • I have a been a fan of Sonya’s patterns for some years now. They are so versatile! Simple lines (my favs), easy to “hack” and oh! So wearable!

  • I have been itching to get a sewing machine again (I sadly had to get rid of my old one). I just came across your website and patterns via this post and I think I’m in love. I could make a whole wardrobe from your collection of patterns. They are the perfect complement to knitted garments. This has spurned me to try to save up for a sewing machine sooner! Thank you!

  • Dress #1 in the color block fabric…who makes that fabric? I love it!!