I am so excited that I can do a round up of my first collection. This year I decided to plan my makes in collections as I usually end up with a mix of prints and colours during the summer and nothing that really goes together. Focusing on different colour collections has helped in so many ways, I have not just bought any pretty fabric I see and have been more conscious about how my purchases it will fit into my plans. As a result I have a beautiful capsule wardrobe that I could easily pack up and take on a city break.
The first colour I focused on was dusky pinks with some green accents. The inspiration for this colour palette centred around the Closet Core Patterns Kalle shirt I finished off at the start of the season, made in Hawaiian Palms linen viscose from Sister Mintaka.
This collection contained a few ‘key pieces’ which tied everything together. The first was my linen viscose suit, which was made in collaboration with Lamazi fabrics for their blog. I used the Homer & Howells Blair blazer and Trend Patterns Utility Trousers to make this suit and it has turned out perfectly. If you want to read a bit more about it you can check out the Lamazi fabrics blog (linked in the picture below).
The second key piece for this collection were my Dawn jeans (I made 2 pairs at the same time!). These have been on my list for a long time and I am so happy to finally have them made, and cant wait to make more! I have written a blog post on these with some tips if you haven’t tried making your own jeans before.
After completing these items the rest of the collection really started to take shape as I could add in tops and dresses to match and choose different colours to tie in. I choose black and white this time, with my Leila dress by Marsha Style to tie a lot of the collections together. This fabric is also from Lamazi fabrics.
My Alexa jumpsuit by Tilly and the Buttons, a.k.a the ultimate secret pyjamas, also slots nicely into this collection along with my Coco Wawa Plum dress in Old Rose Mini Leo from Lamazi fabrics. As I was on a mission to add more pink to my wardrobe I picked up some Meek Milk tencel jersey in Old Rose as well and made a Friday Pattern Company square neck top in it.
I have one piece left to make, which like the Leila dress, will tie in with all my collections. I am a big fan of a classic white shirt and want to create the perfect style that will work for me. I have tried a lot of ready to wear versions over the years so I know what style I want. I will talk more about this is another blog though.
For now I am happy to have a well rounded summer capsule wardrobe. This method of planning has really helped me focus on what I need and what works this season.
I have 2 more collections to share with you and they are both nearly complete too, which means I can start working on some Autumn/Winter plans!