It's Week 4 of the Getaway with ALD Capsule Challenge!
What's a capsule challenge?
Here's a quick recap: Over the course of five weeks, the Amelia Lane Designs community is challenging ourselves to put together five essential items for our [Northern Hemisphere] summer plans. Anyone is welcome to participate!
The capsule you make is unique to your life and we're having a wonderful time getting to know everyone through our capsules! A few ambitious members are even planning a couple of capsules, one for each member of the family or for different purposes. I've seen a few people plan capsules for themselves for wine tasting weekend getaway (super jealous!), a personal fitness capsule or a family swim capsule. Especially popular seems to be a capsule for children who quickly outgrew their clothes from last summer!
Prizes! Oh yes, there are prizes! So many ways to enter to win prizes!
Every week there will be a post announcing the week's sponsors and the theme. This week's theme is Swim. Last week we did Dresses and Rompers, Week 2 was Bottoms and the first week was Tops and Tanks.
You can earn an entry for a prize just for commenting on the weekly post announcing the theme in the Amelia Lane Designs Fabric Chat Facebook Group!
You can earn additional entries by posting your capsule makes (using ALD fabric) to the Facebook group using the tag #GetawayWithALD (Did you know that using capital letters in a hashtag helps screen readers interpret them for people with vision disabilities?)
Every week there will be giveaways from the sponsors (free patterns, cut files, etc) and ALD shop credits up for grabs!
In the final week we will share our completed capsule(s) for a chance to win the grand prize, the ENTIRE PATTERN COLLECTION of Annelaine Patterns!
I'm not sure what to put in my capsule though!
The intent of a capsule is usually to have five pieces that mix and match with each other to make an exponential amount of outfit combinations. But this contest is not that strict. Any five pieces that suit your needs is a capsule. What works for you, works for us!
Amelia Lane Designs makes it easy to coordinate anyway. For example, all of the athletic prints coordinate perfectly with the athletic solids. So your athletics will always go with each other. The selection of brushed poly solids, ITY solids and rayon spandex solids also means there's always a solid coordinate for every print on every fabric base!
I still need more help!
How about a Capsule Planner?! Use code DIGITAL to download this planner document for free! You can also grab it in the files section of the Amelia Lane Designs Facebook Group!
While you're in the digital downloads section of the website, you can also find the handy Fabric 101 tool for an understanding of the different fabric bases. Code DIGITIAL will offer that to you for free as well!
This week we're talking about adding a piece of swimwear to your capsule. Or maybe doing an entire capsule for a trip to the waterslides, beach, or neighborhood pool.
First thing that comes to mind is a swimsuit and a rash guard. But what about a beach coverup to throw on for the walk? Are you planning on having some alone time with a good book while the rest of the family swims and need a lightweight outfit? What about some athletics for a run on the beach? Any of that could be in your capsule!
Let's look at some inspiration!
How about a run on the beach? Something to throw on for the walk to the pool? Or just something comfortable to wear while you supervise the pool?
Oh alright! Maybe just a little #SneakySneaky !! It's too good not to share!
Can't wait to see what you make! Share in the Amelia Lane Designs Facebook Group!
Looking for more inspiration? Check Facebook for the latest Capsule Contest entries!
You can also check out the New Arrivals category here on the blog. With each new fabric stocking the talented ALD Sewist Squad sews up some inspiration. Organized by fabric base and print, you can find their fabulous makes and pattern info.
Curious about the pattern used for any of these makes? Feel free to comment and I'll post that info for you!