I’m excited for my turn to share on Turning the Page: Sewing for the Seasons Blog Tour for Rebecca Page! I used this opportunity to sew a mini fall capsule wardrobe (using ONLY Rebecca Page patterns). I’ve been a capsule wardrobe sewist for several years and I’m hooked for life. The simple premise is to make pieces that mix and match and coordinate/layer to decrease the number of times you will yell “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!!!” at your full closet.
I’m sewing for fall here in the Southwest United States (Northern New Mexico). I live in the high desert mountains which means, we might have a few more days where we get close to 90 degrees, but most likely we will have a two months of 70s and 80s before we could potentially start seeing snow around Halloween. The mornings are cool and crisp and we’ve had an abundance of monsoons in the last month that’s made the desert bloom. It’s beautiful. But the leaves will be turning soon enough!
One of the keys to dressing in this climate is to utilize layers – since it’s chilly in the mornings and warm in the afternoon (and always cool again after the sun goes down). I built my fall capsule with some beautiful colors and some basic neutrals that can be mix and matched together and with almost anything else in my wardrobe. I also picked fabric with different textures because I’m crazy like that (and by crazy, I mean the satin and the chiffon drove me totally bonkers – I love how they turned out but they were a huge pain to sew).
Outfit #1 – Chloe Cami in satin and Peggy Pencil skirt in gray ponte.
Outfit #1 with my Rebecca Page Kingston Jacket as a layer. Because a classic denim jacket is the perfect all seasons layering piece. Classic. If you don’t have one, you should.
Outfit #2 Chloe Cami with my woven jogger hack using the bottoms from the Cerena Romper. They are made out of a navy midweight crepe of some sort (which I got for a steal while fabric shopping years ago in LA with my dear friend Lindsay Heath Holder).
Outfit #3 Woven joggers with chiffon Neve blouse.
Outfit #4 Neve blouse with Peggy Pencil. I should note that I usually make my pencil skirts above the knee length, but I thought I’d play around with this longer midi length – party because it’s fall and I thought more coverage would be better, partly because I have this vision of styling it in a sporty way with tennis shoes and a knotted over-sized tee. And probably my denim jacket. Stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my makes – if you are looking for these patterns, check out the Rebecca Page site HERE. I also hope you enjoy the rest of the blog tour – check out all the posts below, visit our sponsors, and don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter!
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- August 20: Rebecca Page (Intro), Sewjourns, Soul fed on Thread
- August 21: Sarcastic Sewist, PatchWitch, Flaxfield Sewing by Anca
- August 22: Princesse et Tresors, Bellephant, The Scatty Sewer
- August 23: BigFlyNotions, Stitched by Jennie, Millie’s Place Handmade
- August 24: Sweet Sprocket, Australian Sewing, Advice & Inspiration, The Sewing Unicorn
- August 25: LIVIALITY, Diskordia’s Curvy Sewing, Simply Kyra
- August 26: Seams So Lo, Middle River Studio, Jot Designs