The idea behind a capsule wardrobe is that we always have more than we need. We can be impulsive shoppers and sewists, meaning we have lots of clothing that don’t coordinate. You are encouraged to get your child involved so that they don’t fight you on what to wear. So the capsule wardrobe gives the notion that you only need a set amount of items that you can rotate to mix and match outfits. This also makes life much easier for those days when we are in a hurry, when the other parent or older child is helping get little ones dressed, or the child is dressing themself. It makes life easier on everybody. The plus to getting your child involved in the process? No tears or tantrums. If they feel like they are making their own style and have a choice in their fabric and patterns, they will be much less likely to fight you on getting dressed.
I made some little cheat sheets to get started on your time for school capsule. These are not guidelines. You know your child better. So you feel free to add, take away, change what you like. This is merely a starting point to get you thinking. My daughter’s capsule is at about 20 pieces. And that is minimal. You can follow me along on instagram where I will be posting my process, fails, triumphs and all the exciting stuff like the tour stops and giveaways.
Time for school already-at least time to get ready so we don't go crazy. On that note, get ready for a sew-along for a time for school capsule wardrobe. 17 bloggers are inviting you to sew-along your own TFS capsule. More info on the blog later #timeforschoolcapsule #TFScapsule #capsulewardrobe #sewingforkids #backtoschoolfashion #wesewcrazy
The 4 pattern designers that are featured and sponsoriing their patterns for this tour are: Filles a Maman, Terra’s Treasures, Titchy Threads, and Willow & Co. All of these designers go up to at least a size 10, but most go to 12 and they have designs that are unisex, or features patterns for both boy and girl.
SALE!! Perfect timing to purchase patterns as Terra’s Treasures is doing a flash sale for 40% until tomorrow, Tuesday 7/21/2015 Use code SALE40 on Etsy. Prices already marked down on website.
Here is the lineup of the bloggers who will be showing you their kid’s TFS capsule, and also 4 designers that will be making 4 mini TFS capsule wardrobes. I am also very excited to let you know that there will be a good amount of boy and girl wardrobes. The tour officially starts August 31 and is over October 1. The linky party will start then which you can enter for a BIG giveaway TBA later. You can enter the linky party by making something from one of the 4 designers and it must have been made June 1, 2015 or later to qualify. There will also be 2 smaller giveaways you can enter via rafflecopter so you are definitely going to want to stay tuned in.
Tour Schedule: August 31 Kickoff and intro to Filles a Maman September 1-3
September 6-10 Terra’s Treasures
September 14-17 Titchy Threads
September 21-24 Willow & Co
September 28-30 Mini Capsules
October 1 Recap tour and Giveaway Winner announced!
Ruse Design & Mercantile
Friends Stitched Together
Lulu & Celeste
Knot Sew Normal
The Lady and the Gents
Just Add Fabric
Wild & Wanderful
The Wholesome Mama