Greenstyle Creations annual fit capsule challenge begins today!! It also just so happens that we have a reason to celebrate. The Greenstyle Creations Facebook group has just hit 30,000 members, and Greenstyle has 10,000 Instagram followers!! We have loads of sponsors, freebies, and fun planned, and this is the post you need to read to get all the details!
What is a Fit Capsule? A fit capsule is a capsule wardrobe for your activewear (or any clothing you use for staying fit). A "capsule wardrobe" is just a fancy way of saying that you have coordinated and versatile set of clothes in your closet and that you can get multiple outfits out of each piece. The focus is on selecting long-lasting pieces of clothing that you love, that match your lifestyle, and that you feel good in, and more importantly, they all mix and match well with each other.
To be eligible to win the grand prize, your fit capsule must contain at least 3 items made from only Greenstyle Patterns. The capsule does not have to be for you personally. You can sew a capsule for a loved one, significant other, friend, or co-worker. On the last week of the contest, you will want to take a photo (flat lays or modeled) of all the items you made. If they all do not fit into one photo, just make it into a collage so that you can enter it to win the grand prize, which includes fabric gift cards from some of our sponsors, a $100 gift card to Greenstyle Fabric, as well as a Juki Coverstitch!!
Not sure where to start? I have a planning worksheet that you can download for free HERE, and Dana Miller has FREE coloring sheets for you HERE.
There are lots of ways you can go about planning your capsule wardrobe. I think a great place to start is by taking stock of what you have and making notes of what gaps you may need to fill in your closet. If you are new to sewing athletic clothes or just want to start over in your closet, start with a color scheme or a set of fabrics that inspire you, and go from there. The planning worksheet lists all of Greenstyle's athletic patterns, so mark it up, make notes, and sketch out a plan with the patterns that you know fit your lifestyle best.
Here are some wonderful capsule inspirations from last year's contest:
from Alex Resch:
from Jaki Rivera-Rasmussen:
From Sharon Aguilar: You can also find my planning post HERE from last year that details my approach
The Fit Capsule Challenge and 30K/10K Celebrations will run from February 10th through March 6th. Each week will follow the same schedule.
Every Monday a Greenstyle admin will post in the Greenstyle Creations Facebook group for the Fit Capsule Challenge. Monday's admin post will include a challenge or task for that week. To be entered to win that week's prizes, comment on that post showing that you fulfilled that weeks task. The post will stay open for comments throughout the week until that Sunday night at midnight. The first week's post will be from Sharon Aguilar. The second week will be from Alex Resch. The third week's post will be made by Dana Alexis Miller. The fourth and final week's post will be from Sharon Aguilar. That final post will be the post where you comment with a collage of your fit capsule.
You can also celebrate with us on Instagram if you do not have a Facebook account or want additional entries. To be entered on Instagram, please make a post using the hashtag #celebrateGS! Every Monday a post will be made with that week's challenge so that you know how to enter for that week!
Every Wednesday, Joelle Nichole will make a post in the Greenstyle Facebook group to help celebrate our milestone of reaching 30,000 members. Comment on her post to be entered to win that week's prize package! These posts will just be fun and interactive and will not require any fitness capsule sewing, if Fit Capsules are not for you :)
Thanks to our sponsors we have over $1500 worth of prizes available over the next month!! Our wonderful sponsors include: Boho, Bow Button, Buttons and Bibs, Discovery , The Fabric Fairy, Halo Fabric Addicts, Mily Mae, Made Whimsy, Mily Mae Fabrics, Natures Fabrics, Raspberry Creek, Royal Pixie Custom Fabric, Sew Active Fabris, Sew Dynamic, Sew Fit, Simply by Ti, Sly Fox, Snowy Owl Customs, So Sew English, Sincerely Rylee, Surge, The Styled Magnolia, Boho Fabrics and 13th Avenue Handmade!
It is always more fun to sew and plan with fabric discounts!
Greenstyle - take 25% off ALL sewing patterns now through Feb 29th with the code 30KFitCapsule. Greenstyle fabric is marked down now through the 17th, no code necessary!
Bow Button Fabrics - 15% off now through March 2, use code GSCAPSULE2020.
Buttons and Bibs -15% off now through 2/21 (excluding preorder), use code "BnBlovesGS"
Discovery Fabrics - 15% off now through Feb 29, use code GSandDTO. Additionally, the owner Leslie will be entering everyone who purchases using this coupon code into a drawing to win 2 yards of Lululemon Luon fabric!
The Fabric Fairy - 10% off now through March 6, use code "CELEBRATE"
Halo Fabrics - 15% off now through Feb 20, use code GS2020
Mily Mae - 15% off athletic fabric now through March 6, use code GSFCC15
Nature's Fabrics - 15% off now through March 6, use code greenstylecelebration
Sew Active Fabrics (NZ) - 15% off now through March 20, use code GSFITCAP2020
Sew Dynamic Fabrics - 15% off retail now through March 6, use code GS2020
Sew Fit Fabrics - 15% off through Feb 14, use code GScapsule2020
Sly Fox - 15% off through Feb 14, use code FOXYFIT15 (exceptions: Sly Buys and Pre-Order Fabrics)
So Sew English - 20% off all performance fabric (yardage only, bundles excluded) through Feb 16 use code SSEFIT
The Styled Magnolia - 10% off retail through Feb 16, use code GSGETFIT2020.
I hope everyone has fun with the challenge this year! I can't wait to see all the fit capsules ya'll come up with!!