Weeks 1 & 2: Recap!
I am loving seeing all of your capsules come together! Go check out our Facebook group and search #sewminicapsule to check out the Week 1 and Week 2 winners, and to get some inspiration if you’d like to join us for the last two weeks!
Week 3: Layers!!
This MIGHT be my favorite week, because I just LOVE the versatility of layering pieces! I didn’t do much for layering because either of the kids, because that’s just not practical for dressing young children, or for spring/summer in coastal North Carolina. However, we do have enough cold evenings to justify a long sleeve layer for each of them. I’m making a Darcey for my daughter, and have already finished a hooded Rowan Raglan (I made it during “tops”week since I already had my Rowan pattern out!
I love wearing Mama Isabel as a dress, as a cardigan, and as a piece to layer skirts over too. You can check out the blog post for the official hack, but I usually just make it per the pattern and pull both ties through the same hole. Here’s another example from a capsule I did last year:
Another great versatile piece is the Patterns for Pirates Pencil Skirt; while it’s not technically a “layer”, you can wear it lots of different ways. It can work as a “slip”, a strapless top layer, a skirt, and an infinity scarf. I shared more about my pencil skirt outfits for a capsule here.
What layers do you have planned for your capsule?
This Week’s Schedule –
Week 3 (March 19) – Layers
- Monday – print & assemble patterns
- Tuesday – cut fabric
- Wednesday & Thursday – sew
- Friday – sew/hem
- Saturday & Sunday – catch up
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. 🙂