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hi, i'm maggie.

{like the rod stewart song}

i'm a quirky millennial living in the bay area who loves dark beer, hiking, exposed brick, and creative endeavors, in particular sewing for my four nieces: nora, etta, maya, and neela.

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aunt maggie's capsule wardrobe

aunt maggie's capsule wardrobe

today is my birthday! so I'm going to talk about some sewing I want to do in the next year for myself.

i've been down with the whole capsule wardrobe thing for years: buy high quality classic stuff you know looks good on you then spend your mental energy thinking about other things.

metro t-shirt | lisel + co

i'm going to start with a basic pattern to practice and improve by knit sewing technique, and who better to practice and improve with than the good folks at oliver + s?

photo credit: oliver + s

photo credit: oliver + s

I know this pattern will be well drafted with excellent instructions, so it will be really important to buy the right fabric (study enough to sew without losing my mind, but thin enough to be comfortable).

i'll start with solid knits in basic colors (white, black, grey, navy). once i've gotten my technique down I'll might move to patterned prints, but knowing me I'll probably just keep it simple.

photo credit: oliver + s

photo credit: oliver + s

morris blazer | grainline studio

I've wanted a sewing challenge for a while and this blazer from grainline studio feels right.

photo credit: grainline studio

photo credit: grainline studio

i mean how cute is this one from alina design co?

photo credit: alina design co

photo credit: alina design co

i know right?

photo credit: alina design co 

photo credit: alina design co 

for my first rendition i'll do a dark solid color that will work with jeans.

 

classic shirt | liesl + co

photo credit: oliver + s

photo credit: oliver + s

i don't expect this to be a huge challenge sewing as:

  • the pattern is from the good folks at oliver + s and their patterns are excellently drafted and have the amazing instructions
  • i've gotten pretty good at plackets and cuffs from sewing their sketchbook shirt for lil' man flannels (here, here, and here).

i'm thinking i'll initially start with a chambray version like this:

photo credit: oliver + s blog

photo credit: oliver + s blog

but then i was thinking a plaid version might be fun, probably green because that is my favorite color.

photo credit: oliver + s blog

photo credit: oliver + s blog

 

lark cardigan | grainline studio

a few months ago I bought myself a cashmere cardigan in a similar cut and I love it. naturally I've decided I must learn to make something similar, and the lark cardigan variation pattern from grainline studio looks perfect.

photo credit: grainline studio

photo credit: grainline studio

my cashmere version is tan, I'm thinking my first attempt will be in grey or black so it can go with jeans.

 

maritime top | lisel + co

one more pattern from oliver + s to round it out, and who doesn't love a 3/4 length sleeve knit top?

photo credit: oliver + s

photo credit: oliver + s

i feel like this top is just supposed to made in a slouchy striped fabric, sorta like this:

photo credit: pinterest

photo credit: pinterest

what would be in your capsule wardrobe?

love, 

aunt maggie

 

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