Cooler weather is upon us, and I realized that I never shared all of Baby’s summer capsule wardrobe! We shared a couple of items with reviews, so today’s post is more about sharing the fabric and patterns used. Well, okay, and lots of cute baby picture too!
First up are the Janie Dresses I made her. They are reviewed here.
This first one uses Art Gallery Floraison lit jersey knit in multi fabric. It is such a fun, colorful dress! Whereas most of a capsule wardrobe should be kept to a similar color scheme, dresses are stand alone pieces and can be as wild and colorful as you want!
The little navy blue collar on this one is so sweet! It uses denim knit fabric. (More about this neat fabric below.)
The other Janie Dress uses rust bamboo rayon jersey fabric. She absolutely loves these dresses. We love to hug her when she’s wearing this one, partly because the fabric is so soft!!
The last Janie Dress is this one. I used the softest, prettiest robin’s egg blue jersey fabric from CaliFabrics. You can read all about it here.
Next up is the little pair of bloomers I made for her using my Cricut Maker Machine and some blue chambray fabric from my stash. Get the details in this post. These go with everything I sewed for this summer capsule wardrobe.
I also sewed her a onesie using the Eeny Meeny Miny Moe Bodysuit pattern and some Art Gallery Foliage Escape jersey knit in lapis from her 1 year old capsule wardrobe!
And just because I knew she would love it, I sewed her a tutu from charcoal tulle. I used the Violette Field Threads Ellie Skirt pattern. (You can read our review of this pattern here.)
Baby loves textures in all clothing, so as you can see in this photo, her chubby little fingers are almost constantly feeling and rubbing the tulle fabric. It’s quite adorable, really.
She’s also wearing one of the two plain white onesies I made her using the Eeny Meeny Miny Moe Bodysuit pattern and Riley Blake Designs white knit.
Because making two is just about as simple as making one, I used the Ellie Skirt pattern but used some black lace from my stash instead of tulle. (Similar fabric here.)
Baby is also wearing a grey knit Eeny Meeny Miny Moe Bodysuit I sewed for her. I used fabric from my stash, but this fabric is just as nice if not nicer!
Not modeled and unblogged but well worn items for Baby’s summer capsule wardrobe:
This is a Spunky Girl Skater Skirt (pattern from Peekaboo Pattern Shop.) It goes with about everything you can imagine!
It’s hard to capture on camera, but this denim knit fabric has a really fun denim texture and look but it’s a knit fabric! It only has 2 way stretch, but because this is a circle skit, that doesn’t matter as long as you make sure the stretch goes across the body on the waistband.
You can read our review of this pattern here. We used Art Gallery Fabric’s Emmy Grace cotton fabric for the top skirt and some rayon challis for the underskirt and ruffles.
We used the Eeny Meeny Miny Moe pattern to sew her two shift dresses. The one pictured above is from the same grey fabric as the onesie show. The other is a green and white stripe knit jersey fabric like this one.
As with the other capsule wardrobes, all of the separates can be mixed, so Baby looks somewhat put together no matter who gets her dressed for the day! Here you can see her wearing the blue floral bodysuit with the grey tutu.
Again, her chubby hands in the fabric folds of the tutu just melt my heart! While this capsule wardrobe didn’t turn out quite as cohesive as her 1st capsule wardrobe or her 2nd capsule wardrobe, it met several goals and went together good enough!
The biggest goal for this summer capsule wardrobe was to sew it entirely from my stash of fabric! And with the exception of the Robin’s egg blue Janie dress, I succeeded! (But who could resist a dress that matched her eyes that perfectly?
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