Is it weird that I’m writing about my spring capsule AFTER making and posting about my fall capsule? No? Ok, great 🙂
I’ll be honest with you – participating in the spring capsule contest, hosted by Made for Mermaids and Patterns for Pirates, was a COMPLETELY last minute decision! I made 5 or 6 of the 9 items in one very, very late night (technically morning!) of sewing. I’m so glad I did it, and I get a ton of use out of most of the items I made, but I was not nearly as structured as I was for the fall.
The first two pieces that I included were from a different crazy late night/early morning of sewing. My husband spent several weeks in NYC for work, so we planned a quick overnight (kid-free!) trip one of the weekends he was up there. I decided the night before my flight that I could not get on that plane without a solid black Made for Mermaids Mama Claire, so I whipped one up. Then I decided I’d want to wear the Mama Claire out Saturday night, so I needed to make a different top to wear on the plane. I had some blue floral double brushed poly that hadnt been earmarked for anything, so I made a long sleeve Mama Joy Peplum top. Basically, I live in a constant state of “if you give a mouse a cookie.” I think I went to bed at 3:30 am. Woke up at 5:00 to catch my flight. Here are my airport bathroom/hotel bathroom selfies for your enjoyment, haha!
I didn’t get much sleep, but I’m still obsessed with that Mama Claire, so whatever! I hadn’t been to NYC in way too long, so I made my husband do all sorts of touristy things with me.
I didn’t think much more about the capsule contest until the day it was due. Several people had started posting theirs on Facebook, and I figured I could scrounge up enough coordinating fabrics to make it work.
One of the similarities between my spring and fall capsules, besides the fact that I have a stripes/floral problem, is the number of items I kept in each “category”. For this one, I also made 3 tops, 3 bottoms, and 3 layering pieces (plus some bonus wears, of course!!).
Since we were heading into spring, I only made one long sleeve top. I used Made for Mermaids Mama Joy Peplum top, Mama Mya in shirt length, and Mama Mya in tunic length. I don’t love the shirt length on me; the light blue floral will likely get repurposed or color blocked at some point this summer because it’s the piece I wear the least only because of the length. The Peplum and the tunic length Mya are love, love, love though!
The two on the left are double brushed polyester; the tunic on the right is rayon spandex. I believe both navy florals came from Knitpop, although neither are currently stocked. The middle is from So Sew English.
For bottoms, I made a Mama Joy Skirt Separate (wine), Patterns for Pirates Pencil Skirt (stripes), and Patterns for Pirates Peg Legs Leggings (navy). If I had planned farther in advance, I would’ve gotten some lighter solids for the bottom pieces. P.S. The pencil skirt and leggings are both FREE patterns, so go scoop them up if you haven’t already.
Wine – M4M Mama Joy Skirt w/ peg leg waistband, “raisin rage” double brushed poly from Love Adore Stripes – P4P Pencil Skirt, double brushed poly Navy – P4P Peg Legs, double brushed poly from Knitpop
My layering pieces for this capsule included a Patterns for Pirates Summer Kimono (pink), sleeveless Mama Mya (gray), and Mama Claire (black).
The sleeveless Mama Mya had very few modifications. I was originally going to make a P4P Essential Tank, but I didn’t have quite enough of that fabric for it. I made it shirt length, and added lace trim, but I still wish it was a longer top! To make it sleeveless, I literally just made it sleeveless! I turned and coverstitched instead of adding bands. I should have lowered the armscye, but it was already late when I was working on that one 🙂
Pink – P4P summer kimono, double brushed poly from Knitpop Gray – modified M4M Mama Mya, gray modal Black – M4M Mama Claire, double brushed poly from Knitpop
I didn’t get quite as many bonus wears in my spring capsule as I did in my fall fall version, but I did get some versatility!
The pencil skirt is just as cute as an infinity scarf and as a strapless top! I didn’t take pictures with the mama Joy skirt, but it can also be worn the same way.
Mama Claire is great because it’s effortlessly versatile! It can be worn two ways just by making it per the pattern, and it’s easy to layer over other pieces.
I also wore the sleeveless Mya as a separate tank and as a layering piece. I love being able to get several combinations with just a few pieces!
Stay tuned – I’ve already decided I need a winter capsule too. It’s safe to say I have a problem! 🙂
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