Week 1: Recap!
It was so great to see all of your great planning and finished tops in our Facebook group! Search #sewminicapsule to check out the Week 1 winners!
Week 2: Bottom!
This week is all about skirts, pants, and shorts! For my own capsule, I made stretch denim SOS pants, a gathered Mama Joy skirt separate, and a pair of Pegs. I honestly don’t wear shorts much during the summer; I have a few pairs of Mama Cora Culottes from last summer, and a few RTW shorts from years ago, so I knew that was plenty for my spring/summer wardrobe. I’ve already worn the denim SOS pants six times so I’d say those were a win!
Here’s what I’m up to this week. The top row is pictures from my capsule, which I completed early so I could tackle capsules for both kids. The middle row is for my daughter – I’ll be making her a pair of Bonny shorties, Lexi + Lou short shorts, and two pairs of Olivia bloomers (only 1 in the picture). Since she’s only 2, I don’t put much thought into length of shorts; if you have older kids, you may want to check dress code requirements against the finished lengths given in the measurement charts first just in case 🙂 My son’s shorts will all be Lexi + Lou lounger shorts – he dislikes zippers, buttons, snaps, and so many other things, so the lounger shorts are right up his alley!
Lots of people have asked if you HAVE to include bottoms in your capsule. For the purpose of our contest, NOPE! We want you to make items that will be useful to you and your wardrobe. If you know you won’t wear a particular piece, don’t make it 🙂
This Week’s Schedule –
Week 2 (March 12) – Bottoms
- Monday – print & assemble patterns
- Tuesday – cut fabric
- Wednesday & Thursday – sew
- Friday – sew/hem
- Saturday & Sunday – catch up
Week 3 (March 19) – Layers // Week 4 (March 26) – Outfits/putting it all together
All winners will be selected randomly.
Weeks 1 – 3: each week, one winner will receive a Patterns for Pirates pattern of their choice, and one winner will receive a Made for Mermaids pattern of their choice. Drawings will be done on Sundays (March 11th, 18th, and 25th).
To enter: look for the “official” weekly thread in the Made for Mermaids Facebook group, and post a picture of your capsule progress each Sunday by 5 pm EST.
Having trouble finding the posts? On a computer, locate the search bar on the left hand side and type in “#sewminicapsule”. It should pull up the most recent posts using that hashtag.
On a mobile device? Use the same options, but your screen may look more like this, with the search bar at the top:
Final Week Prizes – One winner will receive a $20 Patterns for Pirates store credit; one winner will receive a $20 Made for Mermaids store credit; one winner will receive a hand selected VIBE box from Sincerely Rylee Fabrics. Not sure what a VIBE box is? Darcey will curate fabrics to coordinate perfectly with your spring capsule! Be sure to check out her shop for other gorgeous must haves (but remember to leave all the good stuff for me, haha!).
To be eligible for the final week prizes, look for the “official” final week thread in the Made for Mermaids FB group, and post a picture of your completed 9 piece capsule by midnight EST on March 31st. While I do love a good collage, it really doesn’t have to be in any specific format – even a single picture of all 9 pieces on hangers is just fine 🙂
Do mash ups count? As long as the mash up is M4M/P4P, absolutely!
Do all of my pieces have to match? Ideally, yes. In reality, no. 🙂 As long as you make 9 pieces that you love, that’s good enough for us!
Can I use a ready-to-wear item as one of my nine pieces? For this contest, no. But it’s definitely a smart idea to make a capsule that works with RTW pieces already in your closet!
Is there a coupon code? No specific code, but our bundle discounts are always available!
Am I only eligible if I use fabric from Sincerely Rylee? You can use fabric from anywhere, including your stash and upcycled items.
Do I have to post each week to be eligible? Nope!
How much fabric is too much fabric to order from Sincerely Rylee Fabrics? No such thing as too much fabric. It’s just a myth, probably started by one of our husbands.
We can’t wait to see what you make this month! If you’re still stuck on ideas, search “capsule”, “mini capsule”, etc in the Facebook group (or even on Pinterest!) to get some great inspiration. Of course, you can always post in the group for feedback as well. 🙂