2022 Spring Capsule- Brittnie
I had the pleasure of sewing up Ash and Elm's new Spring Capsule and I can't wait to tell you all
I chose my daughter to sew for. She gets most my makes and pink and purple are her favorite colors, so this capsule was screaming her name. The capsule comes with a beautiful pink, purple, and blue, floral French Terry, a worn denim style Luxe DBP, a solid purple DBP, a pink and white arrow DBP, and the softest deep blue stretch Corduroy. We live in the Midwest, and Spring in the Midwest means one day there could be a blizzard and the next day could be 70
degrees. So I made sure to make my capsule a mixture of everything. My daughter is also in Basketball camp and I wanted to make a few active wear pieces.
Pattern Breakdown: My daughter loves dresses and one of my go to patterns for knit dresses is the Ellie dress from Lowland Kids. Very quick sew, comes with a top option, two sleeve lengths, and a pocket option. My daughters favorite part, great twirl factor! The pink arrow and purple DBP were beautiful for for this pattern. For the purple DBP, I used the pattern Sinclair Patterns Twinberry Leggings. This pattern is great and versatile with many options, including a skirt and patches. But even without all the bells and whistles, they make the best simple leggings. The purple DBP is soft and the perfect
thickness for leggings. The shirt pattern used for the blue corduroy, is a modified Pumpkin from Sunflower Seams Pattern Company. I love everything about the fit and look of Pumpkin but my daughter does not like crop length shirts even when worn over another shirt. She told me where she would like it to hit and I adjusted the pattern accordingly. I have been on a huge Pumpkin kick lately and can't get enough of the bishop sleeves. My daughter loves the feel of the stretch corduroy. For the matching blue corduroy shorts, I used Lowland Kids Ribbed Leggings. It is a free pattern. It comes with a few options, pants length hemmed or cuffed, and a shorts length. I love the shorts length on my daughter, they look like cute little biker shorts. The floral French Terry was the hardest to nail down the perfect pattern. I wanted to find just the right pattern to showcase the fabric. And the Pearson Pullover from Rain City Patterns delivered. I chose the regular length option without elastic, making the entire design visible. The pattern also has bishop sleeves and a hood or crew neck option.
Another great thing about the floral french terry is the part of the fabric with out the flowers. The blue in the fabric has little fine details, almost giving it a denim appearance. I wanted a pants pattern that would show the details of the blue on one side, as well as the floral design on the other side. The Portlander Pants from Pattern Niche are my go to pattern for relaxed fit, flare pants. I chose the quickest, easiest option. The fabric worked great for the pants and waistband, even without a drawstring. This is a quick 30 minute, cut to finish pattern.
To pick a favorite fabric out of the capsule, would be very difficult. I love each fabric for the patterns I used. They are all beautiful, easy to sew fabrics. But I did get excited about one fabric in particular. The worn denim style Luxe DBP. If you have not tried this base from Ash and Elm, order it now! It sews like butter. But what really excited me was the look. I have wanted to try workout leggings for quite some time but am totally intimidated. This fabric screams WORKOUT LEGGINGS! I thought what better way to test my skills at workout leggings than try some out for my daughter first. The Boulder leggings from Little Lizard King
are amazing. I cannot wait to try this pattern for myself. Surprisingly, a very quick sew. I completed the leggings and matching shirt during my son's afternoon nap. The fit looks great on my daughter and she loves them.
To match the leggings, I went with another Little Lizard King pattern, the Glastonbury. The Glastonbury is a top and skirt pattern! I can't wait to make the skirt. The top has a crop and regular length option, a simple front or faux placket. When I saw this pattern I thought, bonus a skirt but also what a great shirt to compliment the leggings. Thank you so much for reading my blog entry about the amazing Ash and Elm Spring Capsule and the wonderful patterns I used to complete it. I had a blast sewing everything up and making
videos with my daughter.