Wedding Dresses

Building a Capsule Wardrobe

Have you ever thought about building a capsule wardrobe but didn’t know where to start?

What is a Capsule Wardrobe…

Some people may not be familiar with the idea of a capsule wardrobe. It is so simple yet effective. It consists of a series of garments that can all be mixed and matched to create hundreds of looks. Trousers, tops, dresses, cardigans that can all be interchanged with one another to create beautiful new outfit combinations. This concept has been around for a years, even just subtly. The little black dress for instance, a capsule wardrobe staple. You can’t go wrong with a LBD – it can be dressed up or down, layered or on its own.

Capsule wardrobe’s are a sustainable option, purchasing (or making) high quality garments that will last a lifetime. Lots of retailers and brands are tapping into this concept in an effort to be more sustainable.

It is also a good idea to have a capsule wardrobe in a professional setting too, staple trousers, shirts and tops that all pair together – it’s the cheat code for dressing effortlessly when you can just pull things out of your wardrobe knowing they will look good together!

Our Course

We have created an easy online sewing subscription to help create your own capsule wardrobe. Every month we send you a pattern, instructions and a small bonus project to test your skills on. We offer advice and troubleshooting for any sewing questions too!

Sewing is a skill that gets better with time but can never be forgotten. It is like riding a bike. You can utilise these skills to create, mend and alter clothes. These skills can also be used for other fun sewing projects. Once you know the basics of garment construction, you can make many beautiful things.

Our course gives you the patterns for your capsule wardrobe essentials, making a different garment each month. When you gain more confidence, you can edit these patterns yourself to make different variations. Start with basic colours and patterns and then build into embellishments, bold patterns and bright colours.

Building a capsule wardrobe will help boost your confidence by having a variety of garments that fit you well, flatter your body and create a complimentary outfit. By looking good, you will feel good yourself and more confident in your body.

So far we have made trousers, jumpsuits, t-shirts, dresses and blouses. All patterns are adaptable, so you can change length, neckline, embellishments, etc, to suit your body type and personal style. Even changing the material from cotton to satin or denim creates an entirely new look.

Knowing how to dress for your body and then creating and owning garments that fit you perfectly is a brilliant skill. Anyone can do it once they know the basics. If you struggle to find clothes that work for your body then this is definitely something to consider.


If you haven’t signed up to our course yet and would like to do so please visit our sign-up page to get started!

We have a lovely private Facebook group with supporting members of the course. You can ask questions and show off your makes as well as support your fellow dressmaking friends.  It is wonderful to see where everyone wears their garments and how they style them! It makes us extremely proud to see how far you’ve come in your confidence and sewing skills.

For non-members, we also run a public group where we share tips and hints on how to get started with dressmaking.

See below some of our previous garments and bonus projects!



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