In a previous post, I introduced you to the start of my grey wardrobe capsule. At this point, you have seen two pairs of pants - light grey and dark grey. Although this was a great start, now I needed to make something to wear on top.
Enter the Loes Hinse Sweater Set (view B long sleeve cardigan & view C sleeveless shell - size XS for the cardigan and XXS for the tank top). Being the first time I had made this pattern, I decided to make up a trial run out of some crinkled two layer grey knit fabric I received in a Fabric Mart free bundle. It was a fabric that I never, ever would have purchased for myself based on both the colour and the style, so I figured it was no loss if the twin set didn't work out. Well, the two pieces came out perfectly and since the colour of the bundle fabric was a such a nice match to the light grey pants, I decided to wear the outfit to work. I couldn't believe the number of compliments I got that day! It just goes to show that sometimes I need to broaden my fabric horizons.
In the same Fabric Mart free bundle, I received an onionskin fabric, with swaths of dark and light purple and green splotches on a greyed out background. It called out to be made into a Loes Hinse Tango Skirt (view A - size XS, shortened it by 3"). Since the onionskin is fairly see through, I made a second Tango skirt out of a gold poly knit (also from Fabric Mart) to wear under it. This is such a cute, flippy little skirt. It sews up extremely quickly and since it has so many seams, fitting it is a breeze. I will certainly be making many more for the summer months.
Since I have some onionskin fabric remaining, I will likely make a top out of it as well. That way I can have a two-piece dress look in the print and it will mix and match with the other pieces in this wardrobe capsule.
Up Next: More additions to the "Better Grey than Never" capsule wardrobe.