Me Made in Stockholm

I've recently come back from a group holiday to Stockholm, Sweden. The weather turned out to be absolutely glorious and it was the perfect way to spend a few lovely days with friends.

Because the weather was hot and sunny, I initially had mild panic as to what to pack. I was only there for 4 days but realised I didn't have many me made items of clothes suitable for a warm city break. 

After panic buying a couple of summer tops (to avoid t-shirt tan lines) the night before we set off, I felt happier with my me made summer wardrobe to wear in Stockholm.

My first outfit included the Sew Over It Erin skirt. It's made from a vertical stripe stretch denim from eBay and it honestly turned out to be so comfortable and practical for a day walking in the sunshine. 

With deep pockets to keep my phone at hand for photos and a waistband that could stretch enough for comfort, you can see why it was included in the City Break e-book. 

This photo was taken in the smallest alley way in Stockholm's old town, Gamla Stan.

One evening we ended up at a games bar which included ping pong, shuffleboard and table ice-hockey. I don't have any photos unfortunately but I wore my New Look 6446 jumpsuit. As the evenings were still warm, I needed something to keep me cool enough until the sun went down at around 10:30pm, then warm enough for when it was dark outside.

This photo was taken in the UK... sorry!

Finally, we spent the last day out on the water in a pedalo and walking around the city centre before our flight home. It was another beautiful day and my New Look 6499 was the perfect lightweight dress to wear in the heat. 

Taken overlooking the government buildings in central Stockholm. 

My holiday wardrobe was comfortable, and practical but I can definitely see some summer wardrobe staples that are missing. I'm sure I'll make another jumpsuit which is great for transitional British weather and the stripe Erin skirt is great for layering too. There's also always room for pretty evening blouses that can go with summer skirts for the day, or jeans for a cooler evening. 

What's your go-to summer sewing patterns for your holiday wardrobe? I'd love to know.

Big thanks to Angeline for taking wonderful holiday photos and capturing my me made wardrobe so well. Follow her on Instagram for more wonderful travel photography. 

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