Lately I’ve been intrigued with the idea of making coordinating clothing or a capsule wardrobe! I loved Lucky Lucille’s post about 50’s inspired capsule or traveling wardrobes and I decided to make one of my own.
I had a beautiful cherry check fabric in my stash and the sewing pattern Vogue 8789. I decided to split it into a skirt and a shirt so that I could wear them mix and match as the start of my capsule wardrobe! That made my capsule colors white, red and pink, basically. I know most people would choose a navy or a black as a neutral, but I’m a little crazy so hot pink is my neutral.
The main change I made to the pattern was simply to make the bodice a lot longer and add a waistband to the skirt. This pattern went together very quickly and easily. It’s cute and it’s comfy to wear and so I highly recommend it! It would have been even faster if I had just done it up as a dress. In the studio photos shown below I’m wearing the dress with my vintage pink flower hat, beloved pink Fluevogs, Malco Modes Samantha petticoat and a cherry pin from SummerBlueJewelry!
I also made up Gertie’s Butterick 6217 shirt pattern in a white embroidered cotton and made the Hollyburn skirt pattern up in pink so that they all would coordinate together with my cherry check items. I’ll post about those two later. (And most of these go pretty cute with my Levi’s red capri jeans, too!)