Mustard-Yellow Poplin Jacket

Lately, I have been seeing a certain color combination of navy and mustard in fashion and I have been wanting to introduce it into my wardrobe.  I found this Donna Karan mustard poplin

Cotton Poplin Jacket

add this stripe jersey from Mood Fabrics

Cotton Poplin Jacket

and now I have the perfect combination for new spring garments.

At first, I was thinking a skirt and top, like this picture from my pins, but I really don’t wear skirts that much and  I wanted garments that I will wear quite often.  A jacket for spring is always a welcome addition to the wardrobe and I selected BWOF  6/2006 #104 for my pattern.

Cotton Poplin Jacket

Once I had settled on my pattern, I could start to plan.  What else could I add to this jacket that is on trend and stylish?  Floral, of course.  Using a floral from my stash, I added piping to the pocket flaps and collar, then I used the fabric for the under collar and cuffs.  It adds just enough to really accent the mustard color and keep the spring fashion theme.

Cotton Poplin Jacket

Here is a post with a few construction details for this jacket.  The jacket itself didn’t take long but all the extra piping did add a bit of additional construction time to the jacket. But I think it was worth it.

Cotton Poplin Jacket

I knew all along the stripe knit was going to be the Renfrew t-shirt, it is one of my new favorites.  The knit has some color variations, more of a fading in the yardage.  I love how this looks, gives the fabric some depth and movement.  The stripe comes in four different colorways, I purchased the one called gray 02 stripes.  To my eye it is more navy and just the color I wanted paired with the mustard jacket.

I paired it all with a black ponte skirt from my closet and I think with the black you see more navy with the knit stripe.
Cotton Poplin Jacket

Cotton Poplin Jacket

When I order fabric from Mood, I usually have a garment or a pattern in mind to make.  This project was quite fun, I had the color combination first, then what I thought I would make.  After touching and feeling the fabric, then contemplating what my wardrobe needed, my plans changed.  I really enjoyed the evolution of this jacket, from something plain to something a bit more suitable for spring and on-trend.
Cotton Poplin Jacket

Cotton Poplin Jacket

The poplin turned out to be prefect for the jacket: It has nice body, stretch for comfort and a finish that lends itself to outerwear.

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Comments


  • Jennifer
    March 26, 2013

    This looks great!! I love it ~ it’s a lovely color and the piping adds such an interesting detail.

    • Lori
      March 26, 2013

      Thanks, Jennifer, I am so pleased with the finished garment.

  • Lauren
    March 26, 2013

    I love this! You’ve got such a good eye for putting together the perfect jacket… now I know who to holler at if I need advice on that front 😉

    • Lori
      March 26, 2013

      Thanks,Lauren, I do like my jackets!

  • Amanda S.
    March 26, 2013

    Ooh, Lori, I LOVE that color combo. Both pieces are great for spring and awesome job making that jacket special!

    • Lori
      March 26, 2013

      Thanks, Amanda, I love both pieces.

  • Ginger
    March 26, 2013

    Cute! This is so spring-y and fun!

    • Lori
      March 26, 2013

      Thanks, Ginger.

  • Carolyn
    March 26, 2013

    I love how you’ve incorporated all of this season’s trends to make a classic long wearing outfit! Lovely!

    • Lori
      March 26, 2013

      Thanks, Carolyn, it will be well-loved in my wardrobe

  • Beth Conkwright
    March 26, 2013

    Love the jacket. Like the contrast floral print. I really adds a pop to the jacket.

    • Lori
      March 26, 2013

      Thanks, Beth, I was so happy with the floral and mustard.

  • Manju
    March 26, 2013

    Beautiful jacket and I am also a fan of the mustard navy combo. Love the floral touch – it really makes a gorgeous jacket outstanding!

    • Lori
      March 27, 2013

      Thank you, Manju.

  • Ann's Fashion Studio
    March 27, 2013

    I Absolutely love this outfit….it is very stylish and it looks great on you.

    • Lori
      March 27, 2013

      Thanks, Ann, it was one of those garments, loved it while sewing it but really loved it when it was all finished and I wore it.

  • oonaballoona
    March 27, 2013

    your jackets are just the coolest. every time i open my closet, i wish i had a striped blazer. now i’ll be imagining mustard goodness next to it.

    • Lori
      March 27, 2013

      Thank you, Oona, I do love my jackets!

  • Janine Whisler
    March 27, 2013

    Oh, this is just how I want to look all the time but didn’t know it. Really, I am going to copy this. Being that I live in California no one will ever know. Great Job!

    • Lori
      March 27, 2013

      Thanks, Janine, your jacket will be great.

  • Kay
    March 28, 2013

    It is a lovely jacket and top. You look great in them.

    • Lori
      March 28, 2013

      Thanks, Kay, I wore the jacket and shirt today to run some errands. It was a perfect weight for this spring day.

  • Amy
    March 29, 2013

    Oh! I love the color combo. And, striped Renfrews are a wardrobe staple.

    • Lori
      March 29, 2013

      Thanks, Amy, I have a few more striped Renfrews in my spring sewing plans.

  • Bonnie James
    April 15, 2013

    Love the color combination. That jacket is very nice!

  • anne jewell
    April 18, 2013

    i’m cazy about your jacket. would you mind a suggestion? make a colette laurel out of the print to wear with it. ooh, la la!