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
add this stripe jersey from Mood Fabrics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.