dreaming of a fall capsule

I’ve been dreaming of a little capsule wardrobe using some easy-to-sew Liesl + Co. patterns, and one that’s a slight bit more involved. I thought I’d find some fun fabric choices and share my ideas with you.

Dreaming of a fall capsule wardrobe you can sew yourself.

Clockwise from top left:

Stripes are my favorite, and they’re a natural pairing for the Maritime Knit Top pattern. I sewed a striped one a few years ago, but then I ruined it with spray foam while plugging rodent holes in my garage. I really love this orange and white striped St. James knit from Mood Fabrics for it. I can see this top going with jeans and a denim or utility canvas skirt.

I’ve been dreaming of a denim Extra-Sharp Pencil Skirt literally for years. I can’t believe I haven’t sewn one yet. I think I need to just declare that I’m going to do that before 2022 and then you guys can hold me accountable. I think I’ll use a stashed stretch denim similar to this one. The pattern doesn’t call for stretch fabrics, but I like the feel of a slightly stretchy pencil skirt (and my tummy likes it too).

I said I liked stripes, didn’t I? This cotton/polyester French terry would make a really cozy Bento Tee. I’d lengthen it to tunic length and wear it with skinny jeans or leggings.

Finally, I really love the shade and subtle striping of this rayon twill. Rayon twill is a little heftier than challis, while maintaining that lovely drape. I think this would make a beautiful Afternoon Tea Blouse that I could wear with the denim pencil skirt or with jeans and booties. And as I was creating this collage, it occurred to me that the blouse would make an adorable swingy dress if I lengthened it. Has anyone tried that yet? In this fabric, I think it would make a stunning holiday party dress for warmer climes.

I have some other inspiration on the brain too, but it involves the next batch of patterns, which we can’t wait to show you!

In the meantime, have you made any seasonal sewing plans yet? Share them with us!



  1. Lynn

    I love the way you layed your pattern line drawing on top of the fabric’s photo! Very neat. Can I ask what app or program you used to create that? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lynn. I use befunky.com to make these images.

  2. I have been dreaming of the extra sharp pencil skirt for years too! I am curious too see how you are going to pair that with the three tops.

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