Thursday, July 30, 2015

Honey's Time for School Capsule Wardrobe

With August beginning in a couple of days, it got me thinking that the new school year is just around the corner. Eeep! With Honey shooting up like a weed, she's definitely going to need some new clothes for first full year in school. Oh how lovely it will be getting up at 7:00 each morning again...that was sarcasm, by the way. Anyone know of a sarcasm font? I guess you can tell by now that I am NOT a morning person. I am a night owl...
Anywho, back to the sewing stuff! I'm super excited. Why? Glad you asked! I've been sewing now for about two years, with a few scarce sews in the first year, becoming more frequent in the second. However, a large amount of the clothes my girls' were getting were still store bought. My dream was to make at least 50% (or more!) of their wardrobe handmade.
So, thanks to some Facebook motivation, I'm starting with my oldest's back to school clothes! Along with a craft show that I hope to be setting up at in November, I've got A LOT of sewing to do! My favourite kind!!
Here's  a pic of the patterns that I plan on incorporating in my daughters TFS Capsule wardrobe.
I made a collage of the covers of the patterns, and printed it out. Then slipped it into the front of one of my empty binders.
Inside the front cover of the binder, I added my wardrobe list, provided by Gracious Threads!

 It really helps me to stay on top of what she does and doesn't need. I'm tired of them having clothes that they never wear. It's such a waste. Now I'm going to focus on a few staple pieces, some statement pieces, and some interchangeable ones, since she likes to pick her own outfits.
I bought some page protectors, and I'll be filling the binder with the patterns that I'll be using, printed up in her size, and the instructions. 
I like having printed instructions, since we only have one PC, but found them to use so much ink and paper. Until I got this tip (and unfortunately, I can't remember where I got, so I can't give credit where credit is due, sorry!) about fitting four pages onto one paper. It's big enough to read and see details, but doesn't use up so much ink and paper. Perfect for my needs! At least until I can convince Hubby that I really do need a tablet.
Well, that's my plan! So, intermingled with sewing that I'll be doing for my "shop" (and show) will be sewing for the capsule! Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to enjoy the little things!

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