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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. 

Comments

Kay said…
Shalini, Fantastic sudoku wardrobe for spring! Did you make the blazer too? I’m curious what pattern that is.
Shalini said…
Yes! It is Newlook 6481. I still need to make a new one. I like the overall shape of it but found it runs a bit large. I need to size down the arms and back in my next one.

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