A Royal Capsule Wardrobe

For this challenge, I am sharing 8 garments that I made this month! Originally, I planned to make two for the other challenges but I never got them finished in time. Summer tends to be a busy time and the end of the competitions just never fell on a date that worked for me. I had friends and family visiting and all sorts of plans that got in the way of sewing. The extension on this challenge meant I got all the things I had planned done. I made the following:

Blank Slate Barton Shorts in a floral linen rayon blend with cotton lace trim. I made a 3XL and did a few adjustments to make them fit my backside. Unfortunately, the trim shrunk in the wash and the fabric did a bit too. They fit perfectly before they hit the dryer, but sadly got mixed into a load for drying. Next time, I will avoid the dryer. Linen likes to shrink too much. 😉

Cashmerette Concord t-shirt in Hello Kitty print cotton lycra. I made a 22G/H graded to a 24 at the waist. It’s seriously my favourite shirt to date. I want to wear it all the time.

Swoon Scarf Neck Cardigan in a lightweight rib knit with white and green stripes. I made size XXL with no adjustments. This is a new to me company. I really love the cardigan and plan on making several more. I’d love to try Swoon’s bag patterns next.

An Accidental Capsule Wardrobe

Blank Slate Oceanside shorts in green rayon linen blend. I made a 3XL again with a full butt adjustment and I lengthened them by 2 inches and put 1 inch elastic in instead of 1/2 inches and eliminated the drawstring. They also shrank a bit in the wash, but the extra length helped.

Cashmerette Dartmouth top in pink monkey bamboo jersey. I made a 22G/H graded to 24 at the waist. I had to shorten the length by about 3 inches. It might have been because the fabric is really drapey and heavy. I love it. It fits perfectly.

Decades of Style Three’s a Charm Jacket in black jersey. The pattern is made for wovens but I really wanted to try it in a knit. I love the style. It ends up as a boxy jersey jacket. I made the largest size with an FBA. I think it was a 2 inch FBA, but it’s been a while since I made the pattern that it may have been a different number.

An Accidental Capsule Wardrobe

Cashmerette Upton skirt hack. I made a 24. I had to shorten it to fit it on my fabric. It’s green cotton. I gathered the skirt instead of pleated and extended the waistband by 2 inches to get an overlapping back for my closure. I think next time I will shorten the front waistband by an inch and half since it ended up a bit too long.

An Accidental Capsule Wardrobe

Cashmerette Webster dress in a soft pink and white patterned cotton. I made a size 22G/H graded to a 24 at the waist. I added a waist tie and made no other adjustments. I love the result, but would probably want to grade up the back a bit more.

An Accidental Capsule Wardrobe

I love how I accidentally made a nicely matching capsule wardrobe. I bought most of the fabric at the thrift store and it just happened to go together really well. I got the Pink Monkey print locally, the linen rayon fabrics were from fabricville and the cotton lycra Kello Kitty print was from a Christmas gift exchange at a Sewcialist meet up here in Toronto.

These two collages don’t even show every combination for the capsule wardrobe:

An Accidental Capsule Wardrobe

An Accidental Capsule Wardrobe

I’ll be sharing more information on each garment on my blog in the next couple of weeks.

20 thoughts on “A Royal Capsule Wardrobe

  1. LOVE the hello kitty top too, I also love the whole vibe of your collection. It reminds me of watermelons and summer days. You look fabulous in every piece. 🙂 Also, BOOM, you are clearly a speedy sew-ist. What an achievement!


  2. I love the grid you did showing all the outfits! You have a great eye for prints- but I have to say that Aztec printed dress is just so super cool!


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