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During the first weeks with my Summer Capsule Wardrobe it felt like I was lacking warming pieces. After all, I had not considered such a mixed summer weather, when chosing the garments of my capsule wardrobe. This has completely changed in the last weeks with the current heat wave. Suddenly, I was only wearing my garments for hot weather nonstop. I guess that no capsule wardrobe can be perfect as it needs to cover all different weather conditions with as few pieces as possible. Luckily, I left some space for some new me-made garments and have added some summery pieces to my wardrobe lately. First up is this Grande Arche Dress with marine stripes. Originally, I had bought this linen fabric for a striped verion of the Grande Arche Jacket. After prewashing, the fabric was way too soft to turn it into a jacket. So this fabric ended up in my fabric stash until I noticed that it would make a really nice Grande Arche Dress. The airy fabric is perfect for this breezy shape and has turned into the perfect summer dress. I’m really loving the maritime vibe of this dress and as I’m a fan of pockets, I have added some to this dress. I really don’t know why I forgot to add them to the pattern in the first place. That’s why you can find the pocket pattern piece here as a free download so you can add it to your pattern. I placed the pocket opening 5 cm below the waistline. In my next blog post you will find a step by step tutorial on sewing inseam pockets. Are you already sewing for autumn or still for hot summer days?

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OUTFIT

Striped dress: me-made, pattern Grande Arche Dress by Sewionista Patterns
Straw bag: French market, similar bag
Sandals: Sam Edelman
Sunglasses: Oscar de la Renta via TK Maxx

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