Friday, May 12, 2017

A Capsule Wardrobe in Shades of Red

Everybody loves a capsule wardrobe.   I don't wear a lot of red, but the reds I choose are muted reds and those in the mulberry range.   I just finished this dress that is a pattern hack using two Cutting Line Design patterns, each that I've made several times.   This time I wanted the cut-on sleeve with cuff look of the Simplify Your Life top pattern and the button front of the Ebb blouse pattern.    So I made my own changes to that pattern and here is the resulting dress in a muted red with white seersucker.  Photos of changes and details on Flickr albums.



My garments are hung in coordinating groups so I can select and wear coordinates for a day, or pull out a capsule for a trip.   This capsule includes that dress, two sleeveless tops from the Danger Curves Ahead pattern, a muted red and white Liberty jacket in a vertically textured cotton, a white Gunex asymmetrically pleated skirt and white linen pants.   Adding more colors, there's a striped cotton Shapes Six Sense skirt in reds/orange and a stripe of purple that goes well with the two DCA tops.   I included a silk scarf in a denim blue background with colorful shoe motifs that I can wear with the Liberty jacket on its own.    I love the way this all works together!







10 comments:

  1. Terri - I love this capsule wardrobe. You are so good at this and the result is always chic. I think you could put this in a suitcase and meet me in Paris! Glad to see you blogging again.

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  2. Thank you Martha. I hope the May weather is perfect during your stay. I was there on business for a couple weeks in June and it was glorious with all the roses blooming in the parks.

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  3. I love it too!! The muted shades of red are just beautiful. you are so creative.

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    2. Thank you Prencella. I appreciate your kind comments. I had to delete my first reply because I can't seem to spell correctly in the morning!

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  4. Love 'seeing red' . Beautiful collection of garments, to motivate me.
    Haven't sewn for a while, partly because I have too many clothes and been spending time working on my drawing and painting skills.
    Good to see you blogging.

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    1. Good to hear from you Cheryl. I think about you and Jacqui from New Zealand when I sew and wonder how you are doing. Thank you for the kind comment. I have "too many clothes" as well but love filling in between them. Seems like I get more wear out of the older ones that way. Stay tuned!

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  5. Great to see your blog up and running again! I've missed it. I just love red and the way you have used it is so creative and beautiful. The combinations are just wonderful! I haven't had much time in the sewing room lately, and I do miss that. You have given me some great ideas to try. As I think I mentioned on SG, the seersucker dress is so nice for summer--a perfect make IMO.

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    1. Thank you Linda in TX! I was inspired to make another Relax a Little skirt using the red/white seersucker after seeing this yoked seersucker "ball skirt" on the J. Crew site. https://www.jcrew.com/p/womens_category/readytopartycollection/seersucker-ball-skirt/g3474?isFromSearch=true&color_name=bistro-blue&N=17&Nloc=en&Ntrm=seersucker&Npge=1&Nrpp=60&Nsrt=0&hasSplitResults=false

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  6. Me too! I'm so happy to see your blog back! I used to look forward to eyeing up your skilled colour combinations & wardrobe selections. Very inspirational Terri!

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