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Creating a Clothing Capsule

Hello! Jackie here and today I’m going to be sharing my love of clothing capsules with you! One of my favorite things to make for my kiddos with each season change is a clothing capsule. It makes getting dressed quick and easy! I typically make each capsule with anywhere from 5 to 10 pieces to mix and match. 

Choosing Fabric

The first thing I do when creating a clothing capsule is figure out my fabrics. I typically choose one main print then pick a few coordinates and solids to add in. As soon as I saw the new watercolor floral print (affiliate link) from Raspberry Creek Fabric’s fall line I knew that it would be a perfect main fabric! My daughter loves blue so I chose a couple blue coordinates along with my favorite solid mauve. The stripes cotton spandex, faux denim Ponte, mauve French terry and navy French terry all matched perfectly with the floral too! 

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Choosing Patterns

Next up is deciding on patterns- I think this part takes me longer than the actual sewing process! I wanted to pick some patterns that would be perfect for layers, the transition from summer to fall, but could also be worn all winter. I like to choose a couple tops, a couple bottoms, then either a cardigan or pullover that will work with all the items in the capsule. Then I used the free ibis paint app to play around with the fabrics on different patterns. If you haven’t used this before I definitely recommend checking it out! It’s great for planning out projects and lets you visualize the fabrics with the patterns.

The first pattern I chose was the Pumpkin Pullover . Ever since this was released it has been a staple in my girls’ wardrobes! I added approximately 4 inches to the side seams to add some length, and love how it turned out! I used the navy French terry so it will work with not only the other capsule items, but so many other items in their closets.

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Pumpkin pullover, with Clover and Poppy

For the tops, I picked the Clover Cinched Shirt and the Holly Tunic. I love the different sleeve options on Clover, it’s a perfect transition piece. The Holly tunic is gorgeous and was a perfect pairing for the floral fabric. My daughter wasn’t a fan of the fabric on her neck with the mock neck, so I folded it down and just topstitched the neckline. Easy-peasy! 

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Holly Tunic with Poppy Leggings
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Clover Top with Fern Pants

For the bottoms, I knew the Fern Pants would be perfect for the faux denim Ponte that I had decided on. This was my first time making Fern and I’m obsessed! The fit was perfect! I also picked the Poppy leggings and chose to do a simple version so they would not only work great with both my tops, but also could mix with other outfits. My daughter has been going through growth spurts so I added some cuffs to the bottom of Poppy so they would last all winter long. 

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Poppy Leggings with Holly Tunic
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Fern Pants with Holly Tunic and Pumpkin Pullover

I hope y’all enjoy my clothing capsule, and I can’t wait to see all of yours! If you make one, be sure to tag @booandlu on Instagram or post in our Facebook group!

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Happy sewing!

xoxo Jackie

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