Sunday, June 18, 2017

Spring / Summer Capsule 2017

I have been fascinated by the idea of a capsule wardrobe. The idea that a few staple pieces that could be mixed and matched to come up with endless combinations was exciting! While I embraced the idea of a capsule wardrobe, I wasn't sure I wanted to go boring or safe. I'm all about colors and prints while keeping silhouettes simple. When the Capsule Wardrobe group decided to dedicate some time this year to do a Spring / Summer Capsule challenge, I decided to join in and see what happens :-) Best kind of plan.

The challenge was to create 10 of the 16 items that make up a sudoku capsule. It is funny to look back at where I started originally and where I ended up. Original plan contained various images cured from Pinterest and such. It should be noted that this plan was made up in early spring so naturally I included blazers and sweaters.

Spring Sudoku

Now it is June and the capsule is complete! Here it is - 

Now I went ahead and photographed each outfit because I wanted to make sure the silhouettes worked as they did in my head. Without further ado -

Diagonal  (I seem to have missed the other diagonal while taking pics)
Top: P4P Favorite Top in sweater knit
Bottom: P4P SOS pants in ponte knit


Column 1
Top: P4P Everyday Elegance in rayon
Bottom: P4P SOS pants in ponte knit
Layer: New Look Blazer (Not pictured here because it was way too hot to wear wool blazer :) )

Column 2
Top: P4P Everyday Elegance in crepe
Bottom: Simplicity knit pencil skirt pattern

Column 3
Top: Simplicity Tank in rayon
Layer: Designer Stitch Willow Kimono
Bottom: Simplicity knit skirt


Column 4
Top: Rad patterns Everything tank with shelf bra
Layer: Designer Stitch Willow Kimono
Bottom: Simplicity Knit skirt pattern



Row 1
Top: P4P Everyday Elegance in crepe
Bottom: P4P SOS Pants in Ponte
Row 2
Top: Simplicity Tank top - this time tucked in the waist
Bottom: Simplicity knit skirt
Row 3
Top: P4P Everyday Elegance in rayon - this time tied around my waist
Layer: Rad Patterns Everything Tank
Bottom: Simplicity Knit Pencil skirt

Row 4
Top: P4P Favorite Top in sweater knit
Bottom: Simplicity Knit Pencil Skirt

I made some bonus pieces that will extend my wardrobe beyond this sudoku and work perfectly.
This is another Favorite Tee - knotted option. This pattern certainly is versatile and very flattering.


Another Favorite Tee! Curved hem option.



Bomber jacket - Mccall 7100. I made this during the McCall Bomber jacket sewalong last fall. Colors work perfectly with my capsule (and yes, I used the same fabric for a capsule skirt). I believe this is a Simplicity skirt in cotton twill. 

My little girl wanted to be in the pic (and give me bunny ears). 


There's more outfits to photograph and combos to make but I will stop here! Thanks for visiting. Comment below if you liked my wardrobe and share how you feel about capsule wardrobes. 

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