The Fit Capsule Challenge is a Greenstyle tradition, and now that we've wrapped up the holidays and (hopefully) set some new fitness goals, its time to motivate ourselves again with a new fitness wardrobe!
Wondering what a FitCapsule is, and how to join the challenge? Keep reading, because this post will talk you through all the details, give you some advice for how to get started, and even offer some exclusive discounts on fabric and patterns for your capsule.
What's a Capsule?
Simply put, a capsule wardrobe is a group of items that coordinate and can be mixed and matched together to create a variety of looks. There are many ways to execute a capsule, but since we want to keep things simple (and fun!), our challenge to YOU is to sew up a group of THREE (or more) items that are missing in your athletic wardrobe, using Greenstyle patterns.
The Challenge will all take place in our Facebook group over the next month (from 2/11-3/11/19), where we will be on hand to encourage you as we offer weekly prizes for planning, sewing and sharing. At the end of the month, not only will you have a whole new collection of athletic clothes to wear (and there's nothing more motivating than having a new outfit to wear to the gym!), but you'll also be able to enter a collage of your items into a prize thread for our $300 Amazon gift card grand prize!!
Wondering how to get started? There are a few ways you can approach this, but one way to start is to take a look through your current athletic options, identify what's missing, and make a list of the items you need. You can also think about organizing your capsule around a season, a color, or a key item you already own and want to make more items to coordinate with.
If you're a visual person, you might want to download and print out this planning worksheet.
Our first prize will be for simply planning your wardrobe, because every fitness guru knows that the best way to get into a routine (fitness OR sewing!) is to take baby steps toward your goal.
Once you've got a plan, you'll need some supplies to get started, and we have some very generous discounts from our sponsors to get you off on the right track!
All of our athletic patterns are also on sale for 25% off through 2/25/19- no code needed. You can find them on our site HERE.
This is a great time to snap up those patterns that have been on your wish list, or to attempt one you've been putting off- there's no better time to overcome your fear of zippers, or try out your first sports bra!
Take a look at the details for the fabric discounts below!
So Sew English- Code "GSCAPSULE" is valid from 2/10 8AM PST to 3/6 midnight PST for 15% off. One order per customer, does not apply to California fundraiser fabrics, super plush, or cable quilted.
Surge Fabric Shop- 15% off activewear section with the code "GSFIT" valid through 2/25.
Sew Fit Fabrics: 10% off from 2/11-2/18 code "FITFEBRUARY"
Bow Button Fabrics- 10% off all athletics, one time use per customer. Use code “GSFitCapsule2019” .
Amelia Lane Designs: 15% off with the code "GSFIT15"
Discovery Trekking: 20% off all fabrics with the code "GS20" during the challenge. Expires 3/31.
The Styled Magnolia- 10% off all retail fabrics with the code "GREENSTYLE19"
Phee Fabrics - 15% off all fabrics with the code "GSCAPSULE1". Expires 2/14.
Fabric Fairy- Code for discount is “fitcapsule” for 10% off from 2/11-3/11.
Nature's Fabrics -15% off for the month is "green2315" Valid through April 15, 2019
Remember, there are also SewAlongs for many of our athletic patterns, including the options below:
Sundance Jacket SewAlong (on the blog)
Stride Tights SewAlong (in the So Sew English Sew-A-Longs Group- search for #stridesal)
Centerfield Raglan and Men's Hudson Raglan SewAlong
Endurance Bra SewAlong (join the group to view)
We also have many video shorts on our YouTube Channel for specific techniques!
Join the Challenge!
Of course, a challenge wouldn't be a challenge without some friends to cheer you on! So head on over to our Facebook group, and start sharing your ideas- you never know who you'll inspire (or who might inspire you!)