I’ve been thinking more about wardrobe planning and how to find things which ‘work together’ in the hopes of finding the secret to not buying fabric which don’t go with anything, or shades that could be paired with my existing wardrobe pieces!
The Curvy Sewing Collective has lots of posts about capsule wardrobes, but the post I started with was this one here
This 9 piece capsule is based around my two favourite pairs of Sculthorpe Pants. From top to bottom, left to right the patterns are heavy-weight chambray Waikerie Dress (View B, long sleeve), charetreuse linen Waikerie Dress (View C, added collar, long sleeves), wool/viscose Mallee Jacket, Liberty print Waikerie Shirt (View B), pink linen Waikerie Shirt (View B), moss silk noil Waikerie Shirt (View C, short sleeve), bark tencel blend Sculthorpe Pants, tan textured linen/viscose Sculthorpe Pants, mustard rayon crepe Nullarbor Cami.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Above, is the simplest of options from the capsule- the two Waikerie Dresses worn as actual dresses! The heavyweight chambray on the left is View B and the linen chartreuse on the right is View C with an added collar.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Above is both of the Waikerie Dresses doing double duty as a duster/light jacket and the wool Mallee Jacket too. Often we think of the blue denim colour as being a neutral, so it’s pretty easy to mix the chambray Waikerie Dress with lots of different colours, but the versatility of the chartreuse dress has been a real revelation to me while trying out all these different combinations!
Above, all of the ‘tops’ worn as tops with the two pairs of Sculthorpe Pants.
and below, the shirts worn as layers on top of the Nullarbor Cami.
What I have neglected to take photos of to capture the true extend of this collection is the 3 Waikerie Shirts layered under the Mallee Jacket and also potentially under each of the Waikerie Dresses too. I definitely think the moss green silk noil would work under the two Waikerie Dresses, but I haven’t experimented much with layering a collar under a collar.
The pictures show 22 possible variations from the 9 garments, with the 3 shirts layered under the jacket you’d get 6 more. 4 more possible variations could come from the collarless silk noil shirt under the dresses as dusters, and potentially 8 more if layering a collar over a collar worked for the 2 other shirts and the 2 dresses.
So, from 9 garments that’s 32 combinations (and potentially 8 more)!
I’ve been struggling for years to organize my sewing/wardrobe better, so that I have pieces that can be combined in many different outfits. This is inspiring to see your capsule wardrobe combinations! Loving all the looks and the way you’ve combined colors and styles.
I love your writing!!