Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Wardrobe Capsule - I'm 12 - Summer. Part 1: Using the garment formula

I am starting another wardrobe capsule and I am going to follow my own rules and recommendations that I made in my first Wardrobe Capsule series.

Step 1

First you have to decide on a style.
I want my doll to look about 12 in her outfits so I am looking for something that is a bit trendy but I also want it to be casual for summer fun. So I am leaning towards Sporty/Casual with a taste of Edgy/Trendy

Because summer can be really hot or just warm depending on where you live I have decided to stick to long trousers this time but shorts would work just as well.

Step 2

My garment formula is:

  • 2 tops
  • 2 bottoms
  • 1 jacket
  • 1 accessory


I have decided on:




  • A drop sleeve grandpa top in a knit.
  • A peasant blouse.
  • A denim skirt.
  • Long trousers/jeans with cuffs
  • A vest
  • A small purse with a shoulder strap.




I chose the garments with some fabrics in mind but I only settled on the fabrics after I knew exactly what I was going to make.

Next instalment is about the fabrics. I will be trying to stick to the fabric formula but ultimately it is the garments that decide the fabrics.

Happy Sewing,
Val