Baby grew as babies do, and it was time for a new capsule wardrobe! I learned a few things from her 1st capsule wardrobe, and wanted a change of color scheme. Plus now I know she’s a girl and not a boy and could take full advantage of cute girl styles!
First I drew out a grid for planning what she needed. Typically we dress her in layers this time of year, so long sleeve onesies and leggings are staple pieces. Top that with skirts, dresses and cardigans. Finish with cute little touches like bonnets and a bubble skirt.
Each of the pieces can be worn with many other pieces in the capsule wardrobe. And they can stand alone. Pieces can be layered or worn along as the weather warms up.
Let’s start with the onesies. This time I used the Eeny Meeny Bodysuit pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop. When this pattern was released I immediately saw it’s amazing possibilities in building a capsule wardrobe. Because the less pattern pieces you have to cut out the better, right? I sewed 3 onesies in different colors. On the front of each is a heart appliquéd on using scrap fabric from the bubble skirt.
Next I sewed up 3 pairs of leggings in 12-18 month size. The Lollipop Leggings pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop is officially our go to leggings pattern for girls! Instead of the light blue, I went with a denim knit fabric because Baby is on her knees a lot, and the color will hold up better. I used a scraps of the floral lawn fabric as a tags on the inside for ease of determining the front from the back.
Next came the skirts. Of course! She got 3 total with the Bouncing Bubble skirt I showed you earlier. The other two are the Spunky Girl Skater Skirt pattern from Peekaboo Pattern Shop. I used the light blue fabric and a brown stripe.
Those same 2 fabrics were used to make 2 dresses. (And the brown corduroy dress we made earlier fits her perfectly now, so it’s part of the capsule wardrobe too!) Plus these 2 blue dresses still fit her too! I used the Eeny Meeny Dress pattern to make the light blue shift dress, and hacked the pattern a little bit to make the brown striped one too. (Tutuorial on this coming soon!)
And then we needed cropped 3/4 sleeve cardigans for layering over the top of everything. The Aster Cardigan stood up to the test. We made a brown one with a plain collar, and a dark blue one with a faux piping collar. The same wood buttons from the corduroy dress came in handy for the brown cardigan, and I added 2 accent buttons to the sleeve cuffs just because it was so cute! Also, note the floral lawn fabric as the bias trim inside the neckline?
Finally, I couldn’t resist sewing a 2nd bonnet for the capsule wardrobe from chambray and (you guessed it) floral lawn fabric! I used the Evergreen Bonnet pattern. Allegra embroidered the sprig of daisies on the chambray side. These bonnets are reversible which is handy for the whole capsule wardrobe concept! Making bonnets is such a delightful endeavor for me, remember you can buy our bonnets here in the Savvy Noggins shop.
We took photos of Baby every day for a week in her capsule wardrobe. Each day we can dress her in something different and it’s so fun deciding which combinations to use.
Annie and I also took all these flat lay photos. She took immense pleasure in deciding which garments to lay out next!
It’s pretty nice to have a capsule wardrobe for Baby that all coordinates and crosses this time of year when the weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind. And if we ever get tired of dressing her in brown and blue, there’s always the sloth peplum!
Today I’m over at CaliFabrics sharing my thoughts on fabric suggestions for a child’s capsule wardrobe. Be sure to check it out.
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