I know going into the long, dark days of winter that I can get a bit gloomy. The holidays are over, it’s cold and dark out so early, and I get down about mid February. To help combat that, I’ve decided to plan the coziest of cozy capsules to make in the coming months. Things to curl up in. Things that feel like pjs but I could wear in the carpool line if I need to. I’ve been collecting fabrics for months now and am finally ready to share my plans with you! I present, my Cozy Capsule!
Side Note: I have been working on building this capsule for awhile now and some of these fabrics may not be available anymore! I will link where I can and if I can find similar fabric, I will link that!
First up, an oversized sweatshirt with some interesting panels and pocket details. I’ll be using this Lavender Gray Eco Fleece that I got from Needle-sharp and will play with the wrong side of the fabric for the contrast. The pattern is the Style Arc Fenix Sweatshirt
I picked up the fabric for this next one randomly this fall at Joann. It’s a cream sweater knit with some fun texture. I couldn’t find the exact fabric, but heres a similar fabric from Joann. I’m going to make the Verity Knit Top by Style Arc and think this fabric will make it a little more sweater/less sporty.
I have been wanting a tie dye sweat suit ever since I made one for my daughter last spring. I picked up a french terry from Stylemaker Fabrics that is a little more tonal, so less in your face than typical tie dye. The one I got is sold out but here is a similar Tonal Tie Dye French Terry .Simplicity 9337 is the pattern I will be using. It’s a unisex pattern and I’m interested to try it and see if it’s one I could use for the whole family eventually.
I bought this Moss Brushed Waffle Sweater Knit from Surge fabrics and it is the softest fabric ever! I’m going to make a Breckenridge Henley from Love Notions and some kind of matching bottoms. This will definitely be more lounge/pj and will be great to wear as warm layers.
Another one that will definitely be pjs, I found this Blush Berlin Brushed Rib Sweater Knit and it’s so light and soft that it will make a great M8245.I’m planning on making the long jumpsuit as well as the robe. I think this fabric is really affordable and it will be perfect for this pattern.
I’ve had a top like this in my head for awhile so I was happy to find this All Spice Banff Ultra Thick 1×1 Rib Sweater Knit and think it will look great sewn up as a Bert Knit Top by Style Arc. Kind of playing with that polo/rugby trend we’re seeing around lately.
Finally, I have a couple of yards of the Organic 1×1 Rib Knit from I See Fabric. I’m not sure yet what they will be. I’m thinking some kind of set, like a sports bra/leggings combination. Again, I wear layers like this under my every day clothes all the time in the winter and like that I can also lounge around in them.
These are the pieces you’ll be seeing coming up here in the coming weeks! What are you sewing for winter? Ready to buckle down and perfect a jacket or get into tailoring? Or are you like me and looking for comfort, both to wear and in the actual sewing? Check out my video to see these fabrics in person.