Hi Sandy, I think that we have similarly petite and curvy shapes. My current go-to for pants are from the Kohl’s reasonably affordable Croft and Barrow Effortless Stretch line which comes in a wide range of sizes including petites with some super cute extra short ankle lengths. They were perfect for Paris last April. I’ve never tried to sink-wash them as we usually do laundry at a laundromat once or twice on a three week trip, but they machine wash and dry beautifully.
For tops, I reliably find light-weight, sink-washable and dry-overnight blouses at Old Navy. They are very size inclusive and often a ¾ sleeve blouse is a long sleeve blouse for me!
In my never ending quest for the perfect travel pant, I recently ordered the Eddie Bauer Departure pant linked above. Although they were very comfortable, sadly, I returned them because the fabric was paper thin. The pants were the weight of lingerie and on, they looked too slinky/casual for my taste. I was really bummed because the EB pants met several of my perfect travel pants criteria:
all-day comfortable, at least one usable pocket, easy wash and dry. They just missed the “do they actually look good on me” box.
Currently, I’m waiting for the JJill Pull-on Jeans in the Moon Wash (Black) to become available again in my petite size. I have great hopes for those. Always looking.