My Capsule Wardrobe: Summer Dreaming eBook

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Designed with carefree sunny days in mind, our My Capsule Wardrobe: Summer Dreaming eBook collection contains five super chic, easy-to-wear patterns, each with that little touch of holiday-inspired glam.

The five patterns expand to a full capsule wardrobe with twelve variations, including beautiful dresses, skirts, tops, trousers, a jumpsuit and jacket, giving you a myriad of stylish summer looks. Quick sew-in-an-afternoon projects sit alongside super satisfying more involved makes, and all work together to form a collection that’s as fun to sew as it is to wear. Some of you might be pleased to know this is our first totally zip-free eBook – and there are pockets galore too!

Let’s meet the patterns…

Alba Skirt
The Alba Skirt is a fun-to-sew wrap skirt that sits on the waist, and features a high-low hem look. Fastening at the waist with ties, there are no tricky closures to contend with. Go high drama with a sassy ruffle frill around the hem, or keep it simple and classic – great for when you want your fabric to do the talking! Style your Alba Skirt with wedges and the Siena or Ravello Tops, and you’ve got a summer look sorted!

Ravello Dress & Top
As easy to wear as it is to sew, Ravello is a wrap dress and top with four variations! Choose from maxi or knee-length for the dress, or hip-height or waisted for the top.

Ravello wraps across the front bodice, and features comfortable grown-on sleeves with cuffs, ties at the waist, and a gently curved hem. The raw edges of the neckline and hem are neatly finished with bias binding. Whether you wear yours out to dinner or for lounging by the pool, Ravello is sure to keep you stylish but comfy!

Porto Jumpsuit & Trousers
Casual, cool and incredibly easy to wear, the Porto Jumpsuit is a holiday essential. An outfit-in-one, the loose-fitting bodice and trousers ensure you stay comfortable in the sun’s rays, whilst the elasticated channel shows off your waist without feeling restrictive. The bodice buttons to the waist, making the Porto Jumpsuit easy to pull on and get going.

If you’re a pocket lover, Porto is right up your street, with patch pockets on the bodice, and in-seam ones in the trousers. The short sleeves are folded up and held in place with tabs, and the full collar and collar stand give a lovely finish to the neckline. If you prefer separates, go for the trousers variation. The trousers feature an on-the-waist waistband and super comfy fit.

Siena Dress, Top & Skirt
The Siena Dress is the ultimate button-up sundress, with a fitted bodice with sweetheart neckline, shoulder straps, and a floaty gathered skirt. The bodice is shaped with princess seams at the front, and a fun shirred panel at the back – making fitting that little bit easier. Your choice of skinny rouleaux or wider straps can be adjusted to fit with sliders, meaning no slipping off your shoulders. The full skirt features roomy patch pockets, perfect for your sunnies.

Siena also comes with the option to make it as a top and a skirt, perfect for pairing with your other Summer Dreaming makes!

Sorrento Jacket
The quintessential denim jacket, Sorrento is a classic piece in anyone’s wardrobe. Designed to pair beautifully with Alba, Ravello, Porto and Siena, the Sorrento Jacket is the perfect throw-on when the evenings turn chilly.

Sorrento features everything you’d expect from a denim jacket, including a front and back yoke, chest pockets, collar, cuffs and waistband tabs, all finished with double lines of immaculate topstitching. With tonnes of classic details and a clever construction, Sorrento is an enjoyable, hugely rewarding project that you’ll love for years to come.

 

Sizing and Fabric Requirements
The patterns in My Capsule Wardrobe: Summer Dreaming are sized between UK 6 – 30. The pattern is split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). Click here to download the sizing charts and fabric requirements for all patterns in the 6-20 size range. Click here to download the sizing charts and fabric requirements for all patterns in the 18-30 size range.

We’ve selected fabrics that will match each pattern perfectly, which you can find in the Summer Dreaming fabric category. You can find shirring elastic, strap adjusters and interfacing in our haberdashery section.

What level is the eBook aimed at?
Aimed at confident beginners onwards, no matter what you’re sewing level there’s a pattern for you in the Summer Dreaming collection. Most patterns fall in the intermediate range, though the Alba Skirt and Ravello Dress can be tackled by an ambitious beginner. Porto and Siena are aimed at sewers with a bit more experience, whilst the Sorrento Jacket definitely requires some know-how and sewing precision. With loads of variations, each pattern can be made simpler or more challenging depending on which garment you choose. For instance, whilst its shirred back and fitted bodice put the Siena Dress in intermediate territory, the skirt-only variation can easily be tackled by a beginner. No matter what your level, all patterns come with with clear instructions and step-by-step diagrams, guiding you every inch of the way.

What is an eBook?
An eBook is a digital book, designed to be viewed on a computer, laptop or tablet. Much like a PDF pattern, once your order is placed you will immediately and automatically be redirected to your Sew Over It account, from where you will be able to download your eBook. You will also receive all five patterns in tiled PDF format (A4 and US letter) AND copyshop format, along with the corresponding instruction files and sizing charts. To make it easier for you, each pattern and set of instructions comes as its own file. If you have never used a digital PDF pattern before and don’t know where to begin, see our Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on the blog.

If you purchase one of the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing options, you will also receive all of the patterns printed on A0 paper in the post. If you only want select patterns printing, you can order them individually with our PDF Printing Service.

The patterns in the 6-20 size range have the following number of pages:
Alba – A4: V1 54 pages, V2 39 pages, US Letter: V1 48 pages, V2 40 pages, Copyshop: 4 pages
Ravello – A4: V1 – 56 pages, V2/3 – 40 pages, V4 – 32, US Letter: V1 – 54 pages, V2/3 43 pages, V4 – 34 pages, Copyshop: 4 pages
Porto – A4: V1 52 pages, V2 30 pages, US Letter: V1 54 pages, V2 30 pages, Copyshop: 3 pages
Siena – A4: V1 – 37 pages, V2 – 14 pages, V3 – 27 pages. US Letter: V1 – 40 pages, V2 – 13 pages, V3 – 30 pages, Copyshop: 2 pages
Sorrento – A4: 28 pages, US Letter: 29 pages, Copyshop: 2 pages

The patterns in the 18-30 size range have the following number of pages:
Alba – A4: V1 56 pages, V2 46 Pages, US Letter: V1 54 pages, V2 44 pages, Copyshop: 5 pages
Ravello – A4: V1 – 66 pages, V2/3 – 48 Pages, V4 – 32, US Letter: V1 – 66 pages, V2/3 54 pages, V4 – 34 pages, Copyshop: 4 pages
Porto – A4: V1 56 pages, V2 32 Pages, US Letter: V1 64 pages, V2 40 pages, Copyshop: 4 pages
Siena – A4: V1 – 45 pages, V2 – 18 Pages, V3 – 32 pages. US Letter: V1 – 45 pages, V2 – 16 pages, V3 – 32 pages, Copyshop: 3 pages
Sorrento – A4: 40 pages, US Letter: 36 pages, Copyshop: 2 pages

Share your Makes!
Making an Alba, Ravello, Porto, Siena or Sorrento (or all five!)? Don’t forget to share your makes with #SOIsummerdreaming on Instagram