Next up in my Better grey than Never capsule is a jacket, pant and top combo. I wanted an outfit to transition from winter into spring.
The jacket is the Loes Hinse Garbo (view B - the shorter high hip length version), made from a lovely coral and beige textured rayon blend woven purchased from Textile Studio a few years back. This fabric is gorgeous - it has yarns of varying texture and colour woven together into a soft, supple fabric. As far as the pattern is concerned, I really like the shape of this jacket and after making it up once, I will be tweaking it in future incarnations. My only problem with the design of this jacket is the inclusion of separate jacket front and back neck facings. I absolutely hate floppy, bulky facings. Although I used the large separate facings for this jacket, and Steam-a-Seamed them down to the jacket body quite satisfactorily, I have already drafted a small cut-on facing for future go-rounds.
The pants are Loes Hinse Oxfords (view B - the version without the front pockets) made from a poly/rayon blend woven fabric purchased from Fabric Mart for a pittance. I love this fabric and wish I had bought more of it. It has a heathered greyish-brown colour and due to the blend of poly and rayon, it is smart looking and indestructible. It is a great work wardrobe staple fabric. I like these pants despite the fact that the waist ends up a bit more bulky than I would like. This is not the fault of the pattern. Rather it is the large difference in circumference between my waist and hips. Therefore, to get the pants (made of a non-stretch fabric) on over my hips, the waist is much larger than it needs to be, which results in extra bulk around the waist. At some point, I will redraft this pattern to include a fly front to remedy this situation.
The top is the Loes Hinse Princess tank. I love this pattern - I have not found a more flattering tank top for myself and thus, I have made up this pattern countless times. This time it is made from a remnant of the crinkled grey Fabric Mart free bundle fabric used in a previous sweater set.
In other news, I received a wireless remote control for my camera. Since, I want to be able to show more of my garments being worn (rather than just on the hanger) and I don't always want to bug my hubby to be my photographer, I figured this might be the solution. I still have to play with it to figure out how it all works, but hopefully soon I will have some modeled garment photos to share.