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Sewing a Collection, Part 4: The Collection!

I have focused on sharing the journey, but today I am sharing the results! I will list the patterns used, fabrics, and share a few days of outfits. I just used my phone camera and collage app to make these, so its not going to win any photography awards 😀 Its just for my own organization and documentation purposes. (#usewhatyouhave and start now).

The gang.

I didn’t set a number for myself because in the past that has sabotaged my task-oriented brain. I just made a list of what I want to wear and sewed it up over a couple months. It came out to be 5 tops, 3 bottoms, and 1 completer.

** I have included the wardrobe pieces I pulled to be part of the overall capsule in the following grids.**

Tops:

  • **Mandy Boat Tee, stripe jersey (given to me)
  • Stellan Tee, white jersey (thrifted), embroidered by hand
  • Stellan Tee, coral jersey (thrifted)
  • Sorbetto top, navy silk blend (given to me)
  • Willow tank, Riley Blake metallic quilting cotton (Fabricland)
  • Ogden cami, floral crepe (given to me)

Bottoms:

  • **Dotted midi skirt, RTW, Thrifted
  • **Olive midi skirt, RTW, Thrifted
  • Dawn Jeans, 11 oz Cone mills denim with stretch, (Spool & Spindle)
  • Morgan Jeans, rigid white denim, (given to me)
  • Sasha trousers with cargo hack, olive ponte knit (Fabricland)

Completers:

  • **Denim jacket, RTW, thrifted
  • ** Chambray shirt pattern from Love to Sew Magazine, chambray (Fabric Market California)
  • Cropped Fulton Sweater blazer , thick scuba knit (given to me)
  • ** Blackwood cardigan, Rayon Cashmere (Dressew)

Here is 5 days of outfits that were SO easy to put together, and I still haven’t even scratched the surface of options!

I have already begun planning the Spring “expansion” module (just in time for #thegreatmodulesewalong on Instagram, hosted by TomKat Stitchery and Carla Mayfield , and planning feels easy this time around. I am having a lot of fun! I’m sure that it is partly because I now have plenty of outfits and am not feeling so intimidated by the project!

I hope that this series has given you some inspiration and taken the pressure off making a cohesive collection of garments- that you will love to wear. Thank you so much for reading, commenting, messaging, and I’ll be back here in the Spring!

3 Comments

  • Debbie Robson

    Wow! This is amazing!

    This is exactly the type of thing I need for church, but I’ll be a bit less ambitious. Your finished outfits really showed how incredibly versatile this is. More than I usually see in capsules, it’s fabulous!

  • Abbey

    Hi, a lovely collection. I particularly like the print tops, which make this very sophisticated. How is the fabric from Dressew wearing? Abbey

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