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Mini Capsule

November last year I a last minute trip to Brazil and as we were alredy on cold weather mode here I made a quick mini capsule to take with me using Pattern Emporium patterns.

Due to the travelling and life in general I ended up never blogging or sharing any of it. As the Sashay culottes is on of my go to bottoms all year round and I’m wearing it today, I thought I’d finally sit down and share it with y’all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was a short trip and I wanted to avoid bringing to much with me. Trips to Brazil always involve bringing a ton of stuff back (mainly yummy snacks lol) and I wanted to leave my alloted baggage weight for that.

The goal was to bring clothes that could take me from super casual to dinner out all the while being comfortable and avoiding a heat stroke (I’m SO not used to the tropical weather anymore).

So, here’s what I made:

1 – Sashay Culottes

This has to be one of my all time favorite sews EVER.

I wear it all the time, no matter what season. I pair it with sweaters and boots on winter and sneakers and tops on warm weather.

The pattern is for Flared Shorts, the Culottes are a hack that Kate shared on the FB group, here’s the video for it.

This one is made with Ponte fabric and as soon as it gets too beaten up I’ll definitely be making another one exactly the same. Can’t live without it anymore. <3

2 – Endless Summer Tee

This is such a great Summer top!
It has a great array of options for neckline and sleeves. For this one I chose the Deep Scoop neckline and the Double Ruffle sleeves.

It’s so cute!
The fabric I used is a slinky poly knit with a silvery shimmer to it. It can be easily dressed up or down and was perfect for my purposes. Plus, how cute are those sleeves? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also needed a more basic top option to take, and a scoop neck, cap sleeve in a black rayon knit seemed the perfect choice.

This is such an easy and fast sew. I really love the simple but cure silhouette.
My cat, unfortunately, loved it as well… loved it so much that he poked a hole on it. ๐Ÿ™ So now it’s a be-comfy-at-home tee. I really really need to make a new one, and while I’m a it, I might as well make a bunch of them in all the colors, right?

Now let’s talk about those cute shorts….

3 – Getaway Shorts

The Getaway shorts is a fantastic staple for your summer wardrobe. It has 3 inseam lengths (short, regular, long) and a ton of customization options (waistbands, rise, pockets, side tabs, cuffs, trims…).

The options I chose were short inseam, shorter rise, front pockets, and side leg tabs. I hacked the pattern a bit and used a knit yoga band.

These fit amazing, but that’s to be expected with any PE pattern, to be honest.

Only managed to make one Getaway though… so the other shorts I brought with me was a pair of store bought denim ones.

4 – Make It Happen HiLo top

This pattern speaks to my heart!
I love a good high-low and the fact that this one is made for wovens is so great. I have a ton of lightweight wovens that I don’t always have the right pattern for… not anymore!

This pattern has a ton of different options and lengths, definitely check it out!

This one is made with a rayon and I chose the crossover split back, and I’ll be honest and say that I don’t remember exactly what the other options were. I made it in a hurry and didn’t take notes…

But my guess/estimate is: Low rounded neckline, Sleeveless (duh lol), high front hemline and mini back hemline.

The only reason this one was not that great of an idea for traveling is because the fabric gets wrinkled just by being looked at. lol It arrived looking like it had been chewed by a cow or something.

This next one was so perfect that I actually wore in on the plane.

This is the sleeveless, low neck, high front and maxi back.
The crepe fabric is the p.e.r.f.e.c.t choice for it. I love the weight and how it beautifuly drapes with the drastic high low.

I paired it with leggings made out of a leather-look Ponte. Great way to look cool and be comfy at the same time. lol The pattern I used for the legging is the MyFit Leggings, from Apostrophe patterns.

Loose top and leggins are, in my opinion, the perfect plane combo. But there’s no reason for it not too look a bit extra, right? lol I usually don’t “dress up” for travelling because I arrived looking raggard not matter what, but this way I saved place in the suitcase. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For the trip I considered wearing a denim jacket, and it looked quite cute as an outfit:

But I figured I could make it more comfortable…

5 – My Embrace Cardi

Enter the My Embrace Cardi!

I used a super soft sweater knit and it’s literally like wearing a hug! This was my second time making the My Embrace, you can check the other on this POST.

This time I chose to make the maxi length, and it’s definitely my favorite.

This is another one that gets worn regularly. Such a basic piece that takes any outfit to a level up in an instant.

These were the items I managed to make in a hurry before my trip. What do you think? Did I do good? ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are the links for patterns used, all from Pattern Emporioum.



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  1. Sandi Peters says:

    Great mini capsule, Livia. Don’t you just love Pattern Emporium patterns?
    Thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. admin says:

      Absolutely! Kate is amazing at what she does!
      Thanks, Sandi <3

  2. Tara says:

    As always you look amazing! I love your creativity and your combos. So many of these are on my โ€˜must buyโ€™ or โ€˜Have purchased and not yet downloadedโ€™ lists! After testing the entice though I have my sewjo back. Time to get creative. Thankyou for the inspo! x

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