Saturday I shared my plans on building a capsule wardrobe. I started with what I had, looked at what I want to make, and then went shopping for pieces to fill in the gaps.
Well today I want to share what those sewing plans are! I will link to patterns and fabrics as they are available. If the exact fabric isn’t in stock, I will link to similar items! Let’s dive on in, shall we?
I have been wanting to make M7981 for a long time. I love a midi skirt and I’ve wanted a button front one that was swishy and flowy. This capsule calls for a daytime to dressy skirt and I thought this in this gorgeous lightweight washed linen in the color powder blue from Blackbird Fabrics would be perfect.
I made the Pietra Pants by Closet Core patterns last year and they are one of my most worn makes! I wanted to try them in a more neutral color and love this lyocell twill in the color rust from Melanated Fabrics. I’m planning on version B with the more tapered leg for spring!
Overalls are a piece recommended in the capsule and they also happened to be the pattern for the April Needle sharp kit. I will be making the Harlene Overalls by Merchant and Mills in this speckled linen.
I am in need of a classic white shirt and I also wanted to start my make nine plans of working on shirt making for spring. I like this M8041 because it has a half placket, something I think I’ll wear more than a full button down. I’m using this classic pinpoint oxford cotton shirting in white. Stylemaker offers it in quite a few colors if you’re in need of good shirting options!
Oh… I’m excited for this one! When I saw the Rozan blouse in the latest issue of Fibre Mood I knew I wanted to make it up soon. This fabric is a gorgeous hemp and organic cotton chambray from Blackbird. Sadly this color is no longer available, but the other colors are equally springy and beautiful.
I have been on the hunt for a yellow gingham and was so happy to see this Sorbet Gingham Linen as part of the newest collection at D&H Fabrics. I think it will be so pretty as the vintage wrap top Simplicity 7351 that I picked up recently. I can see myself wearing this all spring and summer!
I love to wear dresses when the weather gets warmer so I have three planned. First is this easy, comfy t-shirt style dress M8085. I bought this Galleria Good Nature Double Brushed Knit Sketched Floral recently at Joann and I think it will be a nice one to throw on and go.
I bought this olive green window pane viscose at Melanated Fabrics over the holidays so I’m sorry to say it’s no longer available. It’s going to be this M8031 shirt dress. I love the classic look of this and again it’s part of working on shirt making techniques.
Finally, I have one last shirt dress, M8104. I love the bust of this as well as the sleeve options. It feels so light and flowy and in this bright Retro Vibes Tropical Leaves Textured Voile I think it will carry over easily into summer! Maybe I will have a date night or somewhere fun to actually wear it soon?
Whew! Those are my plans! I know it’s a lot, but most of these I will easily be able to wear into the summer and so many of these patterns have been on my wishlist for awhile. I’ve already made a few of them and will start sharing later this week! Can’t wait to see what everyone is making this spring.