Cotton & Linen slubbed Shacket

I’m tempted to keep this a wordless post, so you can guess which one of us MNS’ers stitched this…because I certainly wouldn’t guess ME.

In fact, I agonized over this fabric choice for about 45 minutes, on Mood NY’s magical top floor. Eric and Kway both assured me this was a beautiful fabric. I was sure they were right, but I absolutely could not convince my technicolor brain. In the end I had to take their word for it!

Luckily, they were right, and it’s not for me anyway! So really what I had to do was remind myself, repeatedly, that NOT EVERYONE DRESSES LIKE A NEON RAINBOW. Example: my mom-in-law. Although she dons gorgeous, patterned caftans at home, out in public, she’s neutral toned and chic. Those were my keywords for this fabric hunt.

I was actually worried that the “swirls” would be too much for her, but they were met with approval! And the fun details of this pattern were also a bonus…

This is a Katherine Tilton pattern, B6491. The pleats and high collar kept my hands happy, even if my eyes were a little bored from the hue!

After reading several reviews on the pattern, I decided to adjust the collar. As you can see, it sits fairly high even with the reduced height.

But, I mean. That collar is delicious!

And bonus: MIL decided she didn’t want any kind of closure…she plans on layering this with something simple in silk! Something she already has, that is. I think I need to take a break from neutrals ;). If you’re of the same mind, might I suggest trying this pattern in something like this?



  • Karen
    January 26, 2018

    Yes, at first glance at this post I was a bit shocked that it was from you but I intrigued to read on… and the jacket is quite lovely and no surprised that your MIL loves it. Well done!

  • Esther
    January 26, 2018

    Elegant! Makes me want to do one, too!

  • Carol S
    January 27, 2018

    I knew it was you right away from the background. I guess i shouldn’t let people know I ran into you, one day, wearing all black.

  • PsychicSewerKathleen
    January 27, 2018

    So beautiful! Your mother-in-law is a lucky woman to have you 🙂 everything about this top is delicious but the fabric! wow. Sometimes I think I would just go to NY just for Mood.

  • Laura Casey
    January 29, 2018

    oH i LOVE THIS…..I made the same pattern but used a tartan flannel did shorten the coat….since I wanted a long flannel shirt! Love to see all the variations.

  • Cennetta
    February 8, 2018

    Lovely caftan. Your MIL is lucky to have such a talented DIL. I never gave this pattern a second look. It’s cute and I may try it. Love the pink and brown fabric. I may “need” to get a few yards.