Confessions of a Reformed Sewaholic

Hi, I'm Molly. It’s been six weeks and 1 day since my last sewing project. I’m a sewaholic.

I made at least 130 apparel items for myself in 2018. I’ve gone on benders of one new clothing item a day for 10-12 days at a time. I’ve said “yes” to testing patterns that I didn’t need . I’ve said “yes” to testing fabric that I knew I’d never wear after I was done taking promotional pictures. I sewed things quickly and poorly just for the sake of finishing it. I’ve promoted fabrics and patterns I didn’t especially care for.

And what did it get me?

Burnt out. Drained. A closet full of clothes I’d never wear. And a feeling that I’d been wasteful: wasteful of my time, of my money, and of our earth’s resources (the environmental impact of textile production and waste is a HUGE problem).

And to add fuel to the fire, I read this book:

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (Amazon affiliate link!)

Whether you buy clothes or make clothes I highly recommend this book. You don’t even have to be interested in clothes or fashion. But, if you wear any clothes at all, I think it’s important to think more about your consumption- where do your clothes come from and where do they go when you’re done with them? This book delves into how the fabrics are made, who’s sewing them (despite all of our technological advances, yes, there is still a person who is sewing your clothes), who’s designing them, how they’re manufactured and distributed, and what happens to your Goodwill donations.

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I started reading the book back in October, right at the same time I traveled to Los Angeles. Downtown is flooded with stores like this, displaying fast trends at insanely low prices.

It was the perfect backdrop to everything Overdressed was talking about: how our cultural consumption of clothes has changed. Clothing has become a disposal good, quantity over quality. We’re willing to pay less and less, and have sacrificed quality clothing made in way that’s sustainable for our world.

If I’m going to be honest, I’ll tell you that it left me a little depressed about my closet. And the fabric in my sewing room. I realized that even though sewing my own clothes does a lot of good, there were still some major problems with my clothing habits.

in short, I was my own producer of fast fashion. I was substituting quantity for quality in my own work. I was spending my time and money to make things that I didn’t even plan on wearing more than one or two times. Just like the consumer who buys something they don’t need because it was “too good of a deal to pass up”, I was accepting strike-off fabric (free fabric from fabric stores in exchange for me sewing it up and supplying them with advertising), because it was “too good of a deal to pass up” (even if I didn’t like it, and it just meant more clothes in my closet that I wasn’t wearing).

Cue the guilt (I’m very prone to guilt, haha).

I gradually started to step away from the pattern and fabric groups I sewed for (even the ones I truly loved). My heart wasn’t in it any more, and it felt ridiculously wasteful to keep doing it (again, in terms of time, money, and planet Earth). But by stepping away from those groups, I also realized something else.

By saying “yes” to so many pattern and fabric groups, I was essentially saying “no” to all of my own projects and ideas and creative goals. The time I wanted to learn new techniques or sew up patterns just for fun and not because I had to. I was rushing to do everything for them, and it was taking away from me being able to do anything for me.

Obviously, this wasn’t their fault. I’m the one that couldn’t stop saying “yes” to every sweater, brushed poly print, or dress pattern that offered itself to me. I’ve sewn for SO MANY talented, sweet, motivated women. And I loved supporting them and their dreams. But now it’s time to work on me and my own goals.

World domination.

Just kidding.

But I wouldn’t mind learning to hand pick stitch my zippers or use horsehair braid (no horses are harmed in the making of modern-day horsehair braid).

So, I took a break from sewing. It’s been six weeks and one day. The longest time I’ve gone without sewing anything since I started sewing obsessively three years ago. During the past six weeks (and one day), I’ve thought a lot about what I DO want to sew and I’ve made some changes to my closet and my mindset.

  • There are some vintage patterns calling my name upstairs.

  • I got Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing for Christmas, and I’m SO excited to learn some new vintage and couture sewing techniques, not to mention give some of her patterns a try (the tie blouse is top of my list!).

  • I stopped buy fabric from my regular shops and started searching our local thrift shops for fabric, so I can sew more sustainably.

  • I did another closet destash, and sold off some of my me-made goods that I don’t wear.

  • When I did “need” to buy a few items last month, I chose to do so from Pact Organic, for 100% certified organic cotton staples made in fair trade factories.

I’ve had a few sewing friends reach out and say that they missed seeing my sews, or that they hoped I got my “sewjo” back. But I’m super happy to be where I’m at, and I’m so excited about these changes. I know that stepping back from pattern testing and fabric samples was right for me. I’m looking forward to thinking more critically about the items I sew and enjoying more time sewing them.

I do 100% recommend Overdressed (and I hope I didn’t get too preachy about it!)— let me know if you’ve read it or if you end up picking it up! I’d love to hear what you think.

xoxo,

Molly

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The Sewciety Sewing Subscription Box

I am bursting with blog posts still in the draft stage, but I wanted to do a quick post on the new sewing subscription box from The Sewciety! I’m super excited about it! The ladies from The Sewciety put together a fantastic box— specially curated, including two sewing projects and a bunch of extra fun goodies. If you need a little inspiration, want to step outside your comfort zone, or just having a subscription box obsession, you’re going to love this.

I’ll be sewing my projects up next week to share with you guys, but in the meantime, here’s an unboxing video of my October box, so you can see all the goods! There’s fabric for the petite project, along with two full yards of that pretty blue fabric— plus if you order a box, use code MIDRIVERBONUS and you’ll get an extra yard for free ;)

Head over to The Sewciety to get all the details, plus don’t forget to use code MIDRIVERBONUS to get an extra yard of fabric for FREE!

Watch for upcoming posts on the Sewciety, the Shasta Beast renovation, Fashion Week, and some special new projects I have in the works! <3

Molly

Turning the Page: Sewing for the Seasons Blog Tour

Mornings here have been downright crisp this past week, which only means one thing: fall is a-comin'!  The Rebecca Page Turning the Page: Sewing for Seasons Blog Tour is all about sewing for the changing seasons, and on this side of the globe, that means cool air, crunchy leaves, and putting away the sandals.  

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Call me basic all you want, but I love fall and everything it brings.   Especially when it comes to getting dressed.  I'm always a little lost in the summertime when it comes to my wardrobe. But fall is totally my season.  Cute boots, layers, comfy cardigans, scarves-- you're talking my language! 

 This was my first time sewing for Rebecca Page and I went with the Cora Cocoon Cardigan and the Peggy Pencil Skirt. 

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This cardigan is awesome.  Slouchy, cozy, and soft.  I used a sweater knit from Sincerely Rylee and it was perfect.   And it is SO easy to make.  It's a perfect gift to sew too, since the sizing can be so flexible.  

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I haven't worn a pencil skirt in ages, but I'm loving this Liverpool one I made!  I'm totally hooked and already have plans to make one from a black quilted knit I have on hand-- talk about perfect for fall! 

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Remember Hancock Fabrics?  Remember their giant tables of random cuts of fabric at cheap prices?  Not just remnants from bolts in the store, but truly random cuts, no info on the fabric type.  It would be a giant mountain of fabric to dig through and you never knew what you'd find.  Sigh.  Obviously, I'm reminiscing.  I miss that mountain of mystery.  Anyway, the point is, that's where I found that Liverpool.  It was one of my last pieces of Hancock's fabrics. 

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I loved the Cora Cocoon so much, I had to make another one right away.  

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Again, I used a Sincerely Rylee sweater knit-- this one had a waffle texture.  It's light weight, soft, and perfect for layering.  

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Honestly, this cardigan just blew past my former favorite cardigan. I love how effortless it seems-- the whole slouchy, comfy thing, it's just perfect for fall! Just hand me a Pumpkin Spice latte, and I'm good to go ;) 

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And shout out to my jewelry makers!  Wandering Willow Designs made this awesome jade bracelet (the picture does not do the colors justice!), as well as my necklace I wore with my blue outfit. She has the most amazing boho pieces. This tassel necklace was made by CRAVE-- I pined over this necklace for months before I finally ordered one.  CRAVE specializes in upcycled leather, and I am seriously inspired by her on the regular. Shop small, friends! I love supporting other makers.  <3

Annnnnnd support the other bloggers too!  Hope on board the blog tour and check out everyone else's awesome outfits! 

Please visit all the stops on the Turning the Page: Sewing for the Changing Seasons Blog Tour with Rebecca Page. Don't forget to comment on the blogs each day and enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win some fantastic prizes from our fabric sponsors!
  1. August 20: Rebecca Page (Intro), Sewjourns, Soul fed on Thread
  2. August 21: Sarcastic Sewist, PatchWitch, Flaxfield Sewing by Anca
  3. August 22: Princesse et Tresors, Bellephant, The Scatty Sewer
  4. August 23: BigFlyNotions, Stitched by Jennie, Millie's Place Handmade
  5. August 24: Sweet Sprocket, Australian Sewing, Advice & Inspiration, The Sewing Unicorn
  6. August 25: LIVIALITY, Diskordia's Curvy Sewing, Simply Kyra
  7. August 26: Seams So Lo, Middle River Studio, Jot Designs
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Thanks for stopping! Annnnd, it can be fall now ;) 

Molly

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Sew Americana Blog Tour

Whoo-hoo! Katy from Wild + Wanderful is at it again, convincing us all to sew along with her in red, white, and blue for the third annual Sew American Blog Tour! 

I already had my outfits sewn up for the 4th, thanks to strike-off sewing, but Katy went ahead and talked me into making one more.  And inspiration struck in the unlikeliest of places- the liquor store.  I was cruising through to buy adult beverages for our Summer Solstice party, and I stopped in my tracks and did a double take when I saw the cases of Old Milwaukee.  The girl on the cans is super cute, dressed in red, white, and blue, and I immediately wanted to make a copy cat outfit! 

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Luckily, the tour sponsor, Sly Fox Fabrics had the perfect fabrics on hand in their Sew Americana Collection- this stretch denim and the stripes rayon spandex. 

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I used the George and Ginger Heat Wave Hot Pants for my bottoms.  The pattern calls for 50% stretch and this was only 30%, so I added an invisible zipper in the back. And for the top, I just winged it, haha. 

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The best part about buying case of beer for a prop, is getting to have a beer while you're taking pictures. Mike says that Old Mil shot up to number two on his list of favorite cheap beers now, haha. Oh, behind Grain Belt, of course.  

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Of course, I also had to pull out my already-made items, try them on again and give them a twirl . . .

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I am SO excited to wear this ridiculous hoodie to our family's progressive dinner on the fourth.  It just makes me laugh. You can't take yourself too seriously. Sometimes you just need to dress up like the Old Mil girl or wear a cat sweatshirt and laugh at yourself. 

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I jokingly suggested "Meowica" as the theme for the party, but no takers.  I did however, also come up with the winning theme: Rockin' in the USA! My big kids have AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, and MTV shirts to choose from, but baby Dane is going to be matching his momma.

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But, as for the parade, I'm going a little more classic, and pulling out this dress. 

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The problem with sewing up strike-off fabric is how far in advance you get seasonal fabric! I sewed up these latter two outfits in February (fabric is from Vintage Lace), and I currently have Christmas fabric on its way to me! So, it was fun to get back into the summer spirit and sew something new for the fourth for the blog tour.  I know Mike isn't complaining about having some extra beer around the house ;) 

Thanks for letting me show off all my outfits for next week! Make sure to take a look around the other tour stops- I love seeing what people come up with! Have a fun and safe Independence Day <3 

xoxo, Molly

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Into the Blue with Striped Swallow Designs

The Into the Blue monokini is Striped Swallow Designs first swimsuit pattern and my first pattern with Striped Swallow!  I fell in love with SSD's boho designs and especially their Journey Romper (more on that soon), and was 100% on board with trying out this swimsuit!

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I have fourteen swimsuits in my closet upstairs, nine of them made by me.  But after testing this one, I'd be totally happy tossing all of them except these two.  I seriously LOVE this pattern. It's so cute AND comfortable wearing on the beach when I'm chasing my kids around.  

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It's the perfect combination for enjoying the beach-  high-waisted bottoms, open or full back, and a sweet ruched bodice. I wore these all last weekend at the cabin, and they were great!

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When ever I'm at the beach, I play that whole, "Say I'm a bird," thing (from the Notebook), and try to make Mike play along with me, but he never does.  But here I am, being a bird, hahaha! 

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Annnd, since it's called "Into the Blue" and I had this blue polka dot swim on hand, I had to make another one: 

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This one is actually my favorite! I thought for sure that I'd prefer the open back on my first one, but turns out I like the full coverage back better!

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The fit instructions on this pattern are spot on  It was so easy to make a perfect fitting garment from the get-go. 

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If you haven't tried sewing with swim before, it really isn't bad! A little slippery (especially the lining) but totally manageable.  But if you have enough of the swim fabric, I like to use the same swim as the main fabric and the lining, instead of using lining, because it stretches differently when it's wet.  And stretch thread in your loopers is a must!

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Today is the last day for the release sale! Head on over and save $2 off with the code "intotheblue".  And there's even a girl's version too! 

Get sewing, so you can enjoy this suit all summer long! <3 

xo,

Molly

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George + Ginger Festival Fever Blog Tour: Part Two

Soooo, on Tuesday, I told you all about my looks for the Festival Fever Tour happening through the George + Ginger Blog (and it you didn't catch it, read about it here).  Well, today, my friend Marta is here to guest blog and show off her own Festival Fever outfit!  I haven't met Marta in real life, but you grow to know the people you sew along with during pattern testing, and she is super sweet, makes stand-out items, has a great shoe collection, and I always know it's her because of her fun and bright door background!  I'm so excited to have her here today, so with out further ado, here she is: 


Hi! I'm Marta, and I'm so excited to be here at Middle River Studio! Molly has graciously allowed me to take over her space for today so I'm going to share with you my new favourite dress.  I have an intense love for all things twirly; so, anything with a circle skirt pretty much has my heart. My daughter who just turned 4 is the same. If I make her a dress and it doesn't "twirl up" I get a VERY unpleasant look! 

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So when I was thinking of what I'd like to spend my summer weekends wearing, I knew it had to have twirl. But I also knew that I wanted a bodice with a bit of interest but nothing overwhelming. Something that could be dressed up or down. Enter the Daydream Dress and the Jawbreaker Dress. I just LOVE how flattering the neckline and little almost-sleeves on the Daydream Dress are. And of course the Jawbreaker is a staple in every twirly woman's wardrobe. 

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Mashing them together was super easy! I just made the Daydream bodice omitting the band, and attached the circle skirt. They fit together beautifully! I feel like it has a bit of a vintage vibe too, which makes me extra happy.

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One of the things I love doing with my family is going to the Aberfoyle Antique Market on the weekends. It's a fabulous place full of treasures. There is a little playground for the kids and always a few food trucks around for lunch. I've scored everything from a WWII helmet to a street sign with my son's name on it. Let me tell you, things that say "Griffith" are hard to find! My kids love rummaging through old Archie comics and my husband is always looking for random pinball machine parts.  My favourite thing is the jewelry. And although we haven't made it there yet this summer, when we do, I'll be wearing this dress and looking to accessorize it perfectly! 

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I used a rayon spandex from The Fab Clique and it feels heavenly. The fabric just floats around me and even in the most sweltering of heat waves I feel pretty darn great! It is a bit sheer so thank goodness the bodice is lined!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and I hope you have amazing adventures this summer!

xoxo  Marta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George + Ginger Festival Fever Blog Tour

Whoa! Long time no see! If you've been wondering where I am, the answer is: 

a) Running after three crazy kids

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b) Hiding out over at the George + Ginger Blog!  

Sewing and blogging time has been limited these past weeks with Baby D joining my motley crew plus I've been getting to do a little side work for my favorite PDF Pattern Designer: Kristi at George + Ginger! So, I'll admit, I've been slacking here at Middle River Studio.  I have to say though, it warmed my heart to get some PMs, comments, and DMs across various social platforms asking how I'm doing, and saying they missed me here on my blog (and I swear, those weren't just coming from my mom!).  

Lucky for you, I have not one but THREE posts scheduled for this week! Granted, I didn't write one of them (wait until you see what my sewing friend, Marta, made and will be blogging about here on Thursday!), but still.  

All the fun and excitement is happening at George + Ginger this week: we're hosting our first ever blog tour!

What's a blog tour? It's just a fun blog party: You get a bunch of sewing bloggers together to sew around once central theme and link up to one another to share the love.  In honor of the fun and festive summer season, the boho trends that are everywhere, and G+G's awesome style, the theme of this tour is Festival Fever! 

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And while I've been working behind the scenes to put this blog tour together, I also knew I'd have to sew up my own outfits to share with you too.  This was too fun to not sew along! 

Summer up here in the Northland is GORGEOUS. And we know how to get our festival on. From the tall ships, to block parties, art fairs, and concerts, we know how to enjoy summer. So, I made two outfits for the tour to help me embrace the festivities, both using the Bonnaroo Bundle hi-low skirt.  

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Okay, okay, just stop right there.  Before you get too excited about the shirt, let me tell you, it's from Target.  I only made the skirt.  I completely botched the shirt that was supposed to go with this, and I loved the skirt too much not to share it anyway.  I got a gorgeous coordinating bundle of fabric from Boho Fabrics- this awesome and colorful skirt fabric, and a coordinating peach rayon crepe, which I sewed into said shirt.  Said shirt that is now dead to me.  But hey, I love this one from Target!

So, this is the face you make when you end up wearing a RTW top for your stop of a sewing blog tour:

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Soooo, back to this skirt. 

This rayon is divine and drapey, and I LOVE how the hi-lo skirt floats.  It was perfect for my vision of something light and airy to wear for our Summer Solstice party on Thursday! My husband and I have talked about having a yearly tradition of having people over for the summer solstice for a while now and we're finally making it happen! The type of old-fashion, classic neighborhood get-together that just doesn't happen any more. I'm going to feel like I'm floating on a cloud instead of hustling around when I'm playing hostess ;) 

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I made a couple of changes to the pattern to get this look: 

  • Elastic encased waistband! I knew I wanted the whole skirt in the same fabric (instead of the yoga waistband or the corset waistband that came with the pattern and would require either a knit or a more stable woven to make). To make it happen, I made a waistband a little bigger than my hips (to make sure I'd be able to get it up over the hips), and then cut a piece of non-roll 3/4 inch elastic to a length that felt comfortable on my waist, which I encased in the waistband when I attached it.

  • As for length- the pattern is designed to have the skirt sit at the hips and be long enough to provide a bit of a train. I knew I wanted it to skim the ground instead . . . but I also knew I wanted it to sit at my waist instead of my hips. Soooo, 5'3.75" me didn't have to remove or add any length! Depending on your height and where you want it to hit on your body and along the hem, you might need to adjust.

  • I cheated and cut my fabric on the fold. This pattern is a fabric hog, so to get away with less fabric, I cut both the back and the front on the fold. This means there is less gathering at the waist as well.

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I LOVE this whole outfit (Target shirt included!) and can't wait to wear it on Thursday! As for my other look . . . I'm keeping my fingers crossed for good weather over the first weekend of July so I can hit up an outdoor, festival style concert here in Duluth.  

Who's headlining? Trampled by Turtles! 

They're a local bluegrass/folk group.  I last saw them in 2006, in a crowd of about 30 people.  Now, they're famous, have played at festivals all over the nation (including the skirt's namesake: Bonnaroo), performed on David Letterman twice, and you just might have heard them on a Subaru commercial

Sooo, obviously, this was the perfect event to sew up something in the fashion of Festival Fever!  There is a dress floating around on Pinterest that has a hi-lo hem, ruffle, strappy top, and wide, open lace at the waist.  I knew I had to make my own version, using the Bonnaroo Bundle Skirt and the Sincerely Rylee Dress

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This rayon fabric came from Sincerely Rylee, and I had the nice, wide lace on hand from Boho Fabrics.   Annnd shout out to Wandering Willow Designs for my boho wrap bracelet (find them here or on facebook).

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This was actually my first Sincerely Rylee Dress! I have to admit that the back is my favorite.

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This is so easy to accomplish! I sewed up the top as directed, then tried it on and cut is where I wanted it to hit.  The lace was added to the top, and then the skirt was gathered to meet the lace.  I love how it turned out! 

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So, now that I've shared my looks, it's time for you to head over and check out all the other AMAZING makes on the blog tour-- these girls are knocking it out of the park!  Get inspired and then get out there and enjoy your own kind of festival!  (Note that while all links are clickable, they won’t be live until the date of their post.)

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Baby D's Mini Summer Capsule: Boys in Summer Blog Tour

I love the concept of a capsule wardrobe: a small amount of well though-out pieces that mix and match effortlessly.  

I mean, I love it for other people.  Not for me.  Me, I love making clothes too much for that craziness.  I'd love to do it someday, but today is not that day.  But I gotta tell you, every time I'm putting away laundry for my boys, wow, do I wish they had capsule wardrobes!  

When RP Custom Fabrics sent me three fat halves of coordinating fabrics, I knew that I could make a super cute matching outfit for each of my three boys . . . or I could make Baby D one adorable mini capsule.  So, I went with the latter.  And when Sewing Blue Blog Tours (hosted by Made for Little Gents) asked me to join their Boys in Summer Blog Tour, everything came together perfectly! 

Without further ado:

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Alright! So with 1.5 yards of fabric, I was able to come up with these eight patterns, matched with one pair of ready-to-wear moccs.  I did three each of tops, bottoms, and an "extra" (which ended up being the moccs, a pair of booties, and a hat).  

And yes, the bandana bib counted as a "top".  He is a baby, and it is summer, after all!

 I reorganized the fabrics and patterns many times, until I came up with the perfect wardrobe sudoku (probably the funnest part of capsule wardrobes-- I love looking at the wardrobe sudokus!).  Obviously, this is just a mini wardrobe, so nine items was perfect, but if you're doing a full, legit capsule, you'll probably want a few more items. 

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Putting the pieces together sideways, up and down, diagonally and corners, you come up with nine outfits.  

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Pretty cool, huh? I love the idea of bringing this whole capsule for a night away this summer- and  being able to change a shirt or bottom if something gets spit up on, and still having him match! Perfect for a night away at the lake! 

And, since I'm the world's okayest mom, with the best baby ever, I had little D model each of the nine outfits.  He's a trooper, that one. 

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I love these fabrics-- the stripes, space theme, and aliens/monsters are so stinkin' cute.  The colors are perfectly gender neutral. 

And I have to say, I'm a converter to the lap tee. . . so much so that I made two! I used to try to make "normal" shirts for my babies, but with those big, gigantic heads, lap tees really do make sense (thank you to Patterns for Pirates for converting me with their Free Wee Lap Tee). 

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Watch it now, here's where I loose my sweet model:

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Poor kid.  That was the last outfit, and I snapped one picture before I swooped him up and apologized.

Let's see a happier face again. 

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Much better, haha!

Bonus- most of the patterns I used were free! Here's everything  I used: 

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D is getting to the age where he loves chomping on anything- this Dribble Bib kept going straight to his mouth. 

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Done with the baby overload? Good! Head over to all the other awesome stops on this blog tour-- all focused on the boys in our lives in the sweet, sunny, summertime! 


Boys in Summer Blog Tour: Part of the Sewing Blue Blog Tour series hosted by Made for Little Gents

Looking for more summer boy inspiration? Follow along on the Boys in Summer Blog Tour hosted by Made by Little Gents by clicking through the links below.

Fri. May 4 Made for Little Gents (Intro to Boys in Summer Blog Tour) Mon. May 7 Elli & Nels in Stitches Tues. May 8 Our Play Palace | Made by Laura! | Beri Bee Designs Wed. May 9 Made for Little Gents | Momma Newey's Makes Thurs. May 10 Phat Quarters | Dreams & Stitches Fri. May 11 Stylin' Stacy | Tenille's Thread Mon. May 14 Paisley Roots | Fabulous Home Sewn Tues. May 15 Seams Like Style | Kathy's Kwilts and More Wed. May 16 Sewing with D | Auschick Sews | Seams Sew Lo Thurs. May 17 My Sewing Roots | Sewing à la Carte | Middle River Studio Fri. May 18 Lunatiek | Needles to Say | Manning The Machine


Thanks so much for checking out D's mini capsule! I have to admit, this is making me think how fun it would be to make my own mini capsule-- especially for a vacation!  We'll see ;) 

xo- Molly 

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