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#SpringMiniCapsule Week 3: Layers

It is finally week three of the #sewminicapsule contest hosted by Made for Mermaids and Patterns for Pirates! Over the last couple of weeks I have shared with you all the three tops and the three bottoms I made for the upcoming spring months and this week we are rounding it all out with my three layering pieces!

All of my layering pieces for this capsule are sweater/cardigans since Minnesota spring can be a bit finicky and outer layers are always a good idea to have on hand around here. So lets just jump right in! 

My first layering piece is a slightly cropped

Mama Darcey cardigan from Made for Mermaids, made it out of a modal french terry from my local fabric warehouse. I cut it about two inches shorter than a standard top length cardigan so it would layer better with shorts and any dresses I add to my capsule in the upcoming weeks. It also features 3/4 length sleeves because for some reason that just screams spring to me! 

Layering piece number two is a sweater knit

cocoon cardigan from Patterns for Pirates, lined in a cream cotton lycra knit. This was by far the hardest item to make out of all of the things I have sewn this spring. Now it wasn’t the pattern that was hard, the pattern is actually very simple to sew and really straight forward, it was the dang sweater knit! It stretched and warped and was all sorts of awful when I first attempted to make this sweater without the lining.

I almost ended up trashing the whole thing before taking it apart, layering the body pieces with a very stable knit, and then resewing the whole thing. The difference was miraculous! It sewed like a dream the second time around and I ended up with a much warmer and much more attractive sweater! 

My third and final layer is a

Patterns for Pirates Grandpa cardigan out of a sturdy and think grey ponte. I was going for more of a casual blazer look for this piece so I had something a bit more structured to layer on for work and it turned out perfect! I am still contemplating adding buttons or maybe even a toggle closure, thoughts??

And that is all three of my #sewminicapsule layering pieces for this spring! Be sure to come back next week when I sill be sharing 15+ outfits that can be made from just these nine pieces alone, it is going to be great!

If you are interested in learning more about planning a home-sewn capsule wardrobe be sure to check out my EBook Sew Your Capsule! Grab your free copy by entering your email address down below!

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