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Spring Break - Sewing a Capsule Wardrobe

Ann Siegle

Planning, sewing, packing and styling a spring break capsule wardrobe

Heading off to a sunny clime for Spring Break?  There’s nothing more enjoyable for a sewist than planning and sewing something new to take on your trip! Science tells us it’s the planning and anticipation that makes us happy, so let’s get really happy and plan AND sew a spring break capsule wardrobe.

We selected 11 pieces that we knew we needed for our trip:

Each of these pieces can be worn mixed and matched with the other and it all fits in a small carryon suitcase. Add a pair of luxe sneakers, a pair of flip flops and a pair of dressy sandals and you're all set!

Top row: Pleat Front Dress, Perfect Pant Wide Leg with Keyhole Top #1010 (tunic length, no keyhole, reversible), Keyhole top again, with keyhole but left open, reverse side of tunic-length keyhole top and shorts from H&M, hat from Sunday Afternoons.

Second row: Keyhole top, shorts.  Tankini (Kwik Sew) with Swing Jacket lengthened to long cardigan, Hat from Pantropic, Three Tees cap sleeve tee, long swing cardi, shorts. 

Third row: wide leg linen pants from Taper & Wide Leg Pants (made in a woven, with tucks at the hem), swimsuit and swing cardi.  Rash guard/swim tee made from Travel Trio Three Raglan Tee, and swimsuit (Lands' End.)