The Final Piece

The orange/yellow/navy capsule wardrobe is complete. In this post I’ll tell you about my final piece and in the next post I’ll post all the possible wardrobe combinations that can be made from this capsule.

I’ve never really worn oranges and yellows before. My wardrobe has always included reds, purples, and blues. As you scroll through my other posts you’ll see how I typically make those colors. Even before I started sewing clothes my wardrobe consisted of those colors. I can’t explain why I’m so drawn to yellows and oranges right now but I am. As soon as I saw this fabric I knew it belonged in the wardrobe. It’s a current fabric as of this post (May 2021) at Joann fabrics.

It’s flowy and fun. I love the mild 70s vibes and the fit is great. The only changes I made were I brought up the front seam 2 inches and, honestly, it could come up a little more. The length was perfect which is shocking.

The pattern is a McCall’s pattern M8069. This is size Medium. I will definitely be making this pattern again. There is a bit more structure to this fabric than a typical challis and next time I’d like to try it with a fabric with a bit more drape.

Originally, I had intended on making View B, but that view is actually considerably shorter than View D. You can’t tell by the drawings, it’s not until you pull the pattern pieces out that you realize the difference. I wanted the tapered legs of View B but I wanted the length of View D. So this time around I went with View D. This is a fast, easy make. It’s very satisfying, nothing too tricky. I needed that because the project I’m just finishing up for my next capsule wardrobe took me three times as long as I expected it too and the construction was a bit of a beast, the interior of the garment isn’t cute on that one, but that’s a story for a later time.

I’m so glad life is opening back up because this will definitely be a go to look for date nights!

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