Friday, July 24, 2015

Building a Capsule Wardrobe: Moving on to the Kids {Boys Printable Wardrobe Planner}

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So I have mentioned quite a bit about building a capsule wardrobe.
Read about what I have learned here, what I have been thankful for here, and my more recent post here.

After the joys that my capsule wardrobe has given me, and the release, I have come to conclusion that I need to be doing this with my kids clothes too.

I made a Capsule Wardrobe for Boys printable set to help me stay organized. Once I figure out girls clothes, I will work on one of those too!

I sort of started this not that long ago, which makes this part easy. But at the same time most of my son's clothes do not fit him. ( I haven't quite figured out the little lady's wardrobe yet, that will come later). So, he is in need of clothes.

Honestly though. I wait until last minute to that boy's laundry. And then there is a pile up because there are just so many! I am hoping that this will help with the laundry like it did with my clothes!

step one... Take everything out of the closet that doesn't fit. Just like if you were to do your own closet.

step two... categorize what you do have

step three... figure out what you need

step four... decide on patterns to use, fabrics to use then...

step five... sew!

Easy right? yes... well... easier said than done. I needed to go through clothes when the little was not watching and then promptly remove them from (or put them up in) his closet so as not to entice their little grubby hands to grab, play, and throw across the room.

But, in an attempt to organize the sewing that I need want to do I created this worksheet to use. Complete with outfit planning! It has a spread sheet to organize your sewing and write down the patterns you wish to use (1 with numbers of items and 1 without) and 6 sheets for planning the outfits and spaces for fabric swatches. taking into consideration that you may or may not need all of them. They can be reprinted for further planning purposes

So far what I have decided to sew?
2 GYCT Designs Rival Raglans, 1 Long Sleeve and 1 short sleeve Tinley Tee, Denali Jacket and Jean & Jamey Jammies (affiliate links)
Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop long Sleeve Classic Ringer Tee, skinny jeans, A&AWinter PJs (affiliate links)
Brownie Goose Butler Britches
Shwin Designs Number 9 Trousers
Momma Quail Patterns Timmy Top or Shwin Designs Maxwell Top
P4P Lumberjack Shirt as a jacket
Winter Wear Designs Aviator Pants

Any Suggestions? Maybe you have some pattern you love? ;)

check out my printable pages here! I have 2 different charts. one with numbers and one without so you can create more of what you want. I have up to 7 spaces so you can write down the pattern you wish to use. Then there are 6 outfit planning printables too. I don't think I am going to be using these much, but it was fun!

Have you checked out Rebel and Malice? She has started a capsule sew along for kids fall outfits for back to school!  There is a facebook group and some other planning tools available too. You don't need to sew, you could use if for purchasing back to school clothes too!


  1. This is really helpful. I am going to be spending my weekend planning so hopefully I can get a handle on all of that.

    1. Yay! I am so glad that it is helpful! :) I need to actually sit down and start sewing. I have quite a few rtw graphic tees for my boy and I am thinking of planning some short sleeved button ups around the colors in those... Hoping to be able to find a plain match at the store sometime in the next week! :)
      Good luck planning lady! :)


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