Spring is here at last, which means it’s time to clean out the closet and swap those bulky winter clothes for something lighter and airier. Who else is excited for the lightweight, comfortable, and fun colors of spring?
If you know me, you know I’m a minimalist at heart. Minimalism was a lifestyle choice long before Marie Kondo made it the new cool, since I grew up in a family that applied a “nothing goes to waste” lifestyle in all we did and had. Believe it or not, there is freedom in having less, which can feel like having so much more.
When it comes to outfits, I am not one to spend hundreds of dollars on a few trendy pieces of garments each and every season. Instead, I create a capsule wardrobe.
Capsule what? you may be asking. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of style, according to Susie Faux, owner of “Wardrobe Boutique” in London. Even though capsule wardrobes came to prominence in the 1970’s, I only came across the idea a few years ago and have been incorporating them into my life since then. Simply put, they are just a great idea for anyone interested in saving time and money, which suits my minimalist/essentialist lifestyle to a T.
How does one begin a wardrobe capsule? For myself, I first shop for fabrics that complement each other and then sew my family’s clothes. One of the most fun things about creating a capsule is picking out the fabrics. Mixing and matching fabric is more enjoyable to me than sewing itself. But to some of you who find mixing and matching fabric stressful, don’t worry- Sly Fox Fabrics has you covered! Sly Fox provides a large selection of fabric to complete your first, tenth, or hundredth capsule wardrobe.
When I started sewing again in 2013, one of the many mistakes I made was how to choose fabric. Certain sewing patterns require certain kinds of fabric, and I had no idea this was even a thing. Thankfully I found Sly Fox Fabrics, which made life easier by giving clear explanations for what certain fabrics are used for. Head over to their site and read through the fabric descriptions. You don’t want to make the same mistakes I did!
Just in time for spring, and without another moment to spare, my daughter’s capsule wardrobe for the season is officially complete. Now, it’s on to my son’s spring capsule, which I simply cannot wait for.
Look below to find the list of sewing patterns used for this project.
- Modified “Be Dreamy” from Ellie and Mac
- Off Shoulder Top “Stella” is from Made for Mermaids
- Shorties are free patterns from Made for Mermaids
- Jaycee’s Joggers are from Create Kids Couture