Remember my plan?
I wanted to build a mini spring capsule wardrobe four my youngest, Eryn,
and tell you all about it!
No let us review what we have so far.
We have our color scheme.
Picking a good color scheme is key to building a 'mix-and-match' capsule wardrobe.
I've build my color scheme around some garments she already had in her closet.
You could go with any color scheme that you find 'pretty',
as long as you have at least one neutral base color.
These are the capsule pieces we have from last time:
from top left to bottom right:
an off white blouse with a very subtle print (owned)
a ruffled skirt in charcoal, with exposed gold elastic (made)
a pale blue ruffled skirt, with exposed elastic (made)
a long black open front knit vest (owned)
a bright pink cardigan (owned)
With spring ready to burst, it's time to 'build' a little further.
I have two outfits for you, both with long skirt (told you there would be no trousers here).
These skirts are just the easiest skirts you could EVER make.
The fabric does not fray, so no hemming or edge finishing involved.
I just cut a rectangular piece of fabric, attached an exposed elastic along the upper end
and sewed the side seam shut, ready!
The pattern for the short sleeved sweater can be found here.
It comes in a size 4-6 and 7-9 years.
I made the 7-9 for my very thin 10-year-old, but it still sits very wide around her neck and shoulders.
The pattern for the pink top with the bow can be found here.
The pattern calls for a knit fabric, but I discovered that it works perfectly with a thin non stretch fabric also.
You might recognize the second outfit, I made it last year but Eryn still loves and wears it a lot.
So I decided it had to be in her spring capsule this year.
Now this is what we have now.
The plan is coming together!!
See you next time!
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