I just found out about this summer capsule sew-a-long and I am going to try and participate.
I have a wardrobe staple of 3 dresses, 2 yoga pants, and 2 t-shirts. My colors are black, gray, and navy that I wear all of the time. My two t-shirts are fuschia and royal blue. I am very boring it seems! It is so much easier to sew pretty dresses for girls!
I first have to find out what my body type is so that I can find out what styles will suit me. I am trying to figure out if I am a plain straight/rectangle or if I have an hourglass figure…ha!
I then have to figure out what colors I lean towards (or what I would like to wear more). I went to design seeds at designseeds.com to find some color combinations I feel comfortable with. Here is what I found that I like:
I am immediately drawn to the blues and creams. The fig pallette is my first choice of what I would like to base my wardrobe on. I would like to also include an olive and a plum color. Those colors would be pretty for a summer wardrobe!
I will now have to think about some wardrobe basics:
…and 9 pairs of shoes (Right now I will be happy with just 2 pairs)
I will now have to go and figure out what patterns I want to sew up…
Here are some useful links to find out what this is all about and how to get started:
Why I Got Rid of My Wardrobe
How to Dress for Your Body Type
Design Seeds (color palettes)
How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe
Summer Capsule Wardrobe: All Kinds of Style
(to be continued)
I made this cute birthday outfit for a friend. Can you guess the theme of the party? 🙂
I used the Darby Shorts from Brownie Goose. I am in love with this pattern. The shorts are a cute bubble short with leg cuffs and button tab details on the legs. The are two pocket variations on the pattern. I chose to do the bottle neck pocket. I think that this pocket is more of a decorative feature than an actually functional…but it is unique and is a very cute feature.
For the shirt, I chose to do an applique of ruched fabric strips for the rainbow and since the material for the clouds was so thin, I had the thought of layering the clouds for a 3D effect.
I just cut out 1 inch strips for the rainbow and did a rolled hem on the edges. I then ran two gathering stitches to scrunch up the strips. I ironed the clouds onto some very thin interfacing and before cutting it out I went ahead and outlined it with blue thread.
After layering the clouds over the rainbow. I then just did little running stitches all over the clouds to anchor it onto the shirt and also for decorative purposes.
I like the effect. It looks like the clouds are floating over the rainbow.
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An explosion of flowers in my favorite colors.
It is definitely time for spring!
Made using Sis Boom fabrics from her Beauty Queen and Good Company fabric lines.
Available in sizes 6 months to 10 years.