We design our patterns so that they can be paired together into outfits because we know that for folks in our size range, we can't assume that folks will have access to other clothing options.
In our last blog post, we rounded up some of our easy-sew patterns which would make a great monochromatic mini work capsule. Today we've got a capsule that's still work-appropriate but which is a bit more colourful.
We've used our Glebe Pants, Willandra Pants, Nullarbor Cami, Waikerie Shirt (View C with long sleeves), Huon Shirt, Tarlee T-Shirt (with turtleneck), our Shoalhaven Shacket and a Waikerie Dress which works as a dress, a long shirt, or a duster. Above, you can see some of the possible outfit combinations from these 8 pieces!
In addition to the 8 combinations shown above (which can all have the Shoalhaven Shacket layered over them), our Waikerie Dress can be worn alone as a dress, over the pants like a long shirt, or you can treat it like a duster and layer it over the other top and pants combos.
You can also layer your Nullarbor over your Tarlee turtleneck, layer the Waikerie or the Huon over a Nullarbor. You could even layer your Waikerie or the Huon over your Tarlee T-Shirt turtleneck.
That means these 8 M&B patterns can make at least 21 different outfit combinations, not including the ones you get when you add the Shoalhaven Shacket to the mix.
Fabric for this colourful capsule
The fabric for this imaginary capsule would be viscose/lyocell twills, silk crepe de chine, silk noil, wool jersey and wool coating.
Below is the A+R Fabric raw silk noil for the Huon Shirt, mulberry lyocell twill from Stash for the Waikerie Dress and matching Glebe Pants, Biscotti merino jersey from TFS for the Tarlee Turtleneck, and the Nullarbor Cami is from lilac pink silk cdc from The Fine Cloth Company.
The Willandra Pants use hot pink viscose twill from Croft Mills, the camel-coloured wool coating for the Shoalhaven Shacket is from TFS, and the View C of the Waikerie Shirt uses stone-coloured silk cdc also from The Fine Cloth Company.
These fabrics will be easy-wearing and have the great qualities of natural fibres. Our recent blog post talks more about our favourite fancy fabrics which are great for every-day-wear.
Other blogs about M&B capsule sewing
Check out Leila's architectural capsule wardrobe on the blog or our recent post with a monochromatic work capsule.
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