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Wrap-Up: Mini Capsule Wardrobe Month

That’s a wrap on the Curvy Sewing Collective’s Mini Capsule Wardrobe Month! We hope you enjoyed it and got some ideas for sewing your own mini capsule wardrobe, or at least a few mix and match pieces! A special thanks goes out to all of our awesome contributors for providing such fabulous content!! Be sure…

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Wrap-Up: Mini Capsule Wardrobe Month

That’s a wrap on the Curvy Sewing Collective’s Mini Capsule Wardrobe Month! We hope you enjoyed it and got some ideas for sewing your own mini capsule wardrobe. A special thanks goes out to all of our awesome contributors for providing such fabulous content!! Be sure to check out the Curvy Sewing Collective’s other theme…

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Jennifer W’s Curvy Capsule Wardrobe Reveal!

In my last post, I shared two frameworks for designing a mini-capsule wardrobe: the 4×4 method and the sudoku method. I also shared my plans for my own mini capsule, using the sudoku method. Here’s a refresher: Well, it’s the end of the month and I’m ready to reveal. Here’s what my final mini-capsule wardrobe…

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Jennifer W’s Curvy Capsule Wardrobe Reveal!

In my last post, I shared two frameworks for designing a mini-capsule wardrobe: the 4×4 method and the sudoku method. I also shared my plans for my own mini capsule, using the sudoku method. Here’s a refresher: Well, it’s the end of the month and I’m ready to reveal. Here’s what my final mini-capsule wardrobe…

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Giveaway: Curvy Capsule Wardrobe Patterns

As promised, we’ve got a fabulous giveaway for you associated with our Mini Capsule Wardrobe Theme Month! Combining these patterns will surely get you well on your way to a curve-friendly mini capsule wardrobe! Here’s the collection of patterns we’re giving away to one lucky winner: Muse – Jenna Cardi Colette – Moneta Dress Patterns…

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Giveaway: Curvy Capsule Wardrobe Patterns

As promised, we’ve got a fabulous giveaway for you associated with our Mini Capsule Wardrobe Theme Month! Combining these patterns will surely get you well on your way to a curve-friendly mini capsule wardrobe! Here’s the collection of patterns we’re giving away to one lucky winner: Muse – Jenna Cardi Colette – Moneta Dress Patterns…

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Paige’s Mini Capsule Reveal

I’m terrible at following through on long-term sewing challenges, so I’m pretty excited to say that I actually completed my mini capsule! The loose theme I planned my mini capsule around is what I want to wear this summer, exciting I know. But I’ve got a few lake trips planned, tons of porch and deck hangouts…

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Paige’s Mini Capsule Reveal

I’m terrible at following through on long-term sewing challenges, so I’m pretty excited to say that I actually completed my mini capsule! The loose theme I planned my mini capsule around is what I want to wear this summer, exciting I know. But I’ve got a few lake trips planned, tons of porch and deck hangouts…

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The Magic Of A Two Piece Dress

When it comes to a mini capsule, you need your clothing pieces to be versatile. I decided to add a “two piece dress” to my mini capsule. I’d seen similar ideas used in travel clothing and thought even just having a coordinating top and bottom would be a good idea. I can wear them together…

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The Magic Of A Two Piece Dress

When it comes to a mini capsule, you need your clothing pieces to be versatile. I decided to add a “two piece dress” to my mini capsule. I’d seen similar ideas used in travel clothing and thought even just having a coordinating top and bottom would be a good idea. I can wear them together…

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Royal Rumble: Woven Shell Patterns (Sorbetto vs. Springfield)

For Mini Capsule Wardrobe Month we’re bring  you a Royal Rumble! Part Pattern Throwdown and part Same Pattern, Different Bodies. We came up with the idea for this post when we realized that both of us (Michelle and Jessica) were planning to do a side-by-side comparison of the Cashmerette Springfield and the new version of…

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Upcycle Your Way to a Wardrobe Capsule

When talking about a whole new wardrobe capsule, it wouldn’t be a full conversation if we didn’t really dig into textile waste, fast fashion and upcycling. At the the most basic level, wardrobe capsules are about thoughtful planning to optimize your wardrobe. For the most part, sewists are so solidly in the anti-fast fashion camp…

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Two Takes on a Wardrobe Staple: The Jalie Eleanore Jeans

One of the downfalls of a capsule wardrobe is that, with fewer pieces, you may find yourself reaching for the same outfits over and over again. To stay inspired, challenge yourself and a friend to take a single piece of clothing and style it multiple ways. Below, Megan and I apply this thinking to our…

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Free Patterns To Sew Your Mini Capsule!

Creating 4-9 garments can be a big undertaking for many sewists- costs can add up if your pattern library isn’t expansive enough to complete that many separates. For a very long time in my sewing career, I only sewed dresses. The switch to sewing separates and layering pieces took a bit of an investment when I…

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Shopping Your Stash for Your Mini Capsule

As a lover of prints I’m really great at making clothes that don’t coordinate with any thing else I own. Usually that works out fine when I’m home, but whenever we go away for a weekend or longer I find myself really struggling to pack efficiently. With a family vacation later this summer I’m preparing…

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Using Layers and Sewing a Dress-Based Capsule

When I first heard of wardrobe capsules, it was in the context of minimalism and travel. You know… cutting down your wardrobe and traveling the world for three weeks with four articles of clothing, looking fresh and funky every morning. The stuff of Project 333 and every single ‘Classic White Shirt Wardrobe’ magazine article ever…

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Creating a mood board for your capsule wardrobe

If  you’ve never sewn a capsule wardrobe before, the planning process can seem a little daunting. First, you’ll select either your color palette or your patterns, and then comes the task of matching the appropriate color or print of fabric to the pattern. If you go to the trouble of sewing a capsule wardrobe, how…

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Curvy Book Review: The Curated Closet

For a long time, the question of what my “style” is has vexed me (ironic, I know, given my profession!). Prior to learning to sew, it felt like a moot point anyway: there was so little available in shops to me, that I basically wore whatever was available and fit, which meant I mostly wore…

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How to: Pick Your Wardrobe Capsule Color Palette

Hey hey curvy sewists! Who’s gotten started on wardrobe capsule plotting? I love a good capsule and tend to sew ‘mini-capsules’ — i.e. at least three garments that work together. As a long-time sewist, I’ve gotten over the initial phase — you know, every project is a party dress, when your day-to-day routine is more…

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How to: Pick Your Wardrobe Capsule Color Palette

Hey hey curvy sewists! Who’s gotten started on wardrobe capsule plotting? I love a good capsule and tend to sew ‘mini-capsules’ — i.e. at least three garments that work together. As a long-time sewist, I’ve gotten over the initial phase — you know, every project is a party dress, when your day-to-day routine is more…

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Sudoku vs. 4×4: choosing a capsule type

I decided this spring to try a mini-capsule wardrobe. Then I went looking for some advice on how to get started. AND. I. ALMOST. DROWNED. IN. INFORMATION. This post attempts to cull down the vast ocean of options and focus instead on two well-loved capsule options that fall into the “larger side of mini” or…

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Is a curvy capsule wardrobe right for you?

  To kick off #CSCMiniCapsule Month, I’m here to explore the most important question before you dive into the deliciously Marie Kondo world of capsule wardobes: Is this the most wonderful idea since sliced bread, or a catastrophic notion that will drive you insane? Let’s discuss. But first… Why on earth would you dramatically limit…

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Welcome to Mini Capsule Month

Welcome to Mini Capsule Theme Month! At the CSC we love the idea of sewing your own capsule wardrobe. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, a capsule wardrobe is a set collection of interchangeable wardrobe pieces, which you can use to create and remix many different looks. A mini capsule is a very…

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