{Back to School Capsule} The One with the Planning

I cannot believe that I am doing this...am I really doing this...yes, I am doing this. Melissa over at Rebel & Malice recently approached me asking if I would like to be a part of her Time for School Capsule Blog Tour & Sewalong. As overwhelming as it seemed, I just couldn't resist. Call me crazy!!!!

What is a capsule wardrobe you ask? Well, let's ask Wikipedia.

So....yes, I will be creating a WHOLE WARDROBE for my child. I figured with three kiddos, I would be a good idea to just start with one child for now as to not overwhelm myself even though I am a bit overwhelmed as it is with just the one child. My middle guy has outgrown most of his wardrobe, so I decided to start with him (plus, my younger son will get his hand-me-downs in the coming years).

I started out sitting down with just a notepad and jotting down what patterns that I had that would make good capsule items.

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Thankfully I had quite a few already, so there wasn't too much cost involved there...yay! I have picked up a few within the last week or so that just happened to be on sale, and I knew would make a great addition to the capsule. So, for the patterns (and there is a chance that some of this will change and evolve over time) I have:

Metropolitan Pants by Terra's Treasures
Kudzu Cargo Pants by Willow & Co.
Cpt. Comfort Pants by Pattern for Pirates
Moto Maxx Pants by Love Notions
Coastal Craze Baggies by Peek a Boo Patterns

Harvey V Neck by OUSM Designs
Lumberjack Shirt by Patterns for Pirates
Jolly Roger Raglan by Patterns for Pirates
Quad Tee by Addie K Designs
Moto Maxx Top by Love Notions

Hawthorn Zip Up by Titchy Threads
Bookworm Blazer by Stitch Blue Designs
Dashing Vest by Love Notions
High Five Hoodie Peek a Boo Patterns
Great Outdoors Vest by Peek a Boo Patterns

I managed to get a swatch/color palette organized and I HOPE that I can manage all or most of this, but once again, it might evolve over time...and that is OKAY!!!!

Some of my fabric swatches for my #backtoschoolcapsule #isew #sewingmama #sewingwithkids #fabric

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Fabrics are from:
Hawthorne Threads
Girl Charlee
Purple Seamstress

And that is about as far as I have gotten so far. I am excited to get the ball rolling and see where this journey takes me!

Are you going to be participating or following along? Link up down below so I can come and visit and follow along with your progress!

To find out more information about the blog tour, please follow along over at Rebel & Malice for weekly updates, how to get started, and MUCH MORE!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. We have a lot of the same patterns on our plate. :) Can't wait to see what you make!

    1. YAY! It's so cool to see how many different ways there are to make things. Can't wait.

  2. Looking good and some nice fabric choices, but may I suggest you check out Madeit Patterns new collection incase there is something fresh and new that you might like to add to your list ;-)

    1. Thank you for the suggestion :) I like the Weller shirt....not sure if my son would wear any of the others right now though. He has some sensory issues and won't do jeans :/

  3. You are doing a lot more than you realize. Great start, and hopefully it helps you. I knwo once I developed a plan of sorts, it made it a lot easier for me to get moving! Thanks for joinging this crazy adventure with me

    1. I would have it any other way. I really am excited!

  4. This looks great! You are so much more organized than I am. My plan is kind of all over the place, ha ha.


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