Even though my oldest daughter has a closet full of clothes, I often hear the complaint that she has nothing to wear. I love sewing for her, but fall into the trap of sewing lovely separates, with nothing that coordinates with anything else. This year I wanted to change that, as well as make dressing in the early morning a less stressful task. I’ve read about the concept of a capsule wardrobe, where every item coordinates with every other item, so when I saw that Melissa from Rebel and Malice was doing a capsule sewalong, I jumped right in.
My strategy was simple: use neutrals (black, dark teal, and denim) for the bottoms and layering pieces so that I could use my fun printed knits for the tops without worrying about clashing. Over about a month I sewed up 11 items, and will supplement it with her store bought jeans and a few other outfits that still fit from last year.
4. Jalie 3245, raglan tunic, size J. I had to do some modifications to fit the panel so I made the top slightly narrower around the hips and added a band to the bottom for extra length. Panel and bike fabric are from Peekaboo Pattern Shop.
2. Love Notions Maxine Pants, size 7 length, 4 width. I did the ankle zips on this pair. I originally cut a longer size (that didn’t fit) so I had to take some length out from the leg above the zipper resulting in a seam. Fabric is Lululemon nylon spandex from Marshall Fabrics.
not pictured are three pairs of GAP slim fit denim jeans
3. Ottobre 4/2013 #24 Pink Drops Jersey Beanie, size 52. Penguin fabric is a custom print bought from a destash site.
4. Ottobre 4/2013 #25 Drops and Flowers Neckwarmer, size 5-8 years. I omitted the binding from the bottom and just did a rolled hem.