Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fighting the Chill of the Chicago Winds in Mood Chocolate Double Knit - McCall 6996-A




Chicago winters should never be taken lightly.  The arctic blast is brutal, and lasts longer than the average North American winter.  Baby, it's cold outside!  Everyone needs an extra layer under a warm coat to protect them from the wind and snow.




Mood has a nice selection of cozy fabrics, here and here.  For a warm cardigan, I chose this insulated chocolate cotton poly double knit to help shield me from the chilling winds.  This textiles sews without any problems. 



I paired it with McCall 6996 View-A.  It is described as Misses' jackets and belt:  close-fitting, unlined jackets have raised neckline with front or front band extending into gathered back collar, long sleeves, and stitched hems.  A, B:  Lower back and shaped front hemline.  D: Self belt. 




The pattern comes in sizes XS to XXL.  I used between Medium and Large, lengthened the sleeves 1.5".
The instructions were standard and easy to follow.



My cardigan is the same as the drawing.  I like the silhouette of the jacket.  It accentuates the waist.  The long line from the neck to the top of the thigh makes you look lean, while the peplum gives a little oomph to a slender derriere.



This is an excellent pattern to use to beef up your winter wardrobe.  And Mood has a huge collection of cozy fabrics to pair it with.  I highly recommend both.  Hmm.. I think I'll check out the sweater and ponte knit selections.



Happy Sewing!
C  



28 comments:

  1. I really like this! It's a great pattern and looks wonderful on you. Great with your wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I'll probably make a few more. ;-)

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  2. I love the cardigan, especially with the pieces from Tuesday's post. Everything worked so well together and looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks, Aisha J. The green and brown is my favorite too.

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  3. Looks beautiful! I like the fabric you chose. So cold in Toronto too....

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    1. Thanks, Janet. I can't wait for the winter to end.

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  4. I love it! I love the peplum, and the jacket looks great on you!

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  5. Looks great! That knit looks so cuddly :)

    I love this pattern so! I think I've made 4 of them; and just finished hemming one for my mom last night. I think she'll love it :)

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    1. Thanks, Mrs. Smith. This is a great cardigan pattern. It's a winner.

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  6. Love the whole look and that jacket was perfect as a topper.

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  7. Very nice! I've made up that same pattern and agree it is a slimming silhouette.

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  8. love it ! I may even have that pattern & don't know it lol! Hancocks has always got pattern sales going

    Helen

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    1. Thanks, Helen. Every week you can count on a pattern sale at Hancock.

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  9. You have really put together a gorgeous ensemble with your new jacket. The color and fit are all great and I love the look.

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    1. Aw Thank you, Bunny. You are always so kind.

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  10. that fit on you is so sexy and chic at the same time! and yes, we complain here. but chicago winters are the worst. can't even breathe there.

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    1. I like that, "sexy and chic". That's a great look. lol Can't wait for it to end.

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  11. Your whole look is great. Well done!

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  12. I agree, this is a beautiful outfit...your version of that jacket, beautiful color! I just completed one in black ponte for the winter too.

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    1. Thanks, Myra. I wouldn't a few more of these jacket.

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  13. I loved those pants when I saw you in them a few weeks ago.

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  14. That cardi looks great on you and I love the whole outfit paired with the cream pants and the brown boots. Great smart casual look.

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  15. Greetings from England where we are just moving into Autumn. I love the fabric you have chosen and the jacket looks fabulous on you. Sadly we are very short on fabric shops here!

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