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  




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Comments


  • sallie
    February 17, 2015

    Wow Cennetta! You look gorgeous! This jacket has so many interesting features – I love the raised neckline and the back peplum. Well done!

    • Cennetta
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks, Sallie!

  • anne jewell
    February 17, 2015

    say,cenetta—i appreciate this post. i’ve never considered a peplum jacket, but yours rocks! must try this.–anne

  • Cennetta
    February 17, 2015

    Thank you, Anne Jewell.

  • Faye Lewis
    February 17, 2015

    Love the jacket Cennetta! Stay warm!

    • Cennetta
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks, Faye.

  • karen g
    February 17, 2015

    Cenetta,
    Love your jacket – beautiful color choice. As a fellow Chicagoan, I agree – it is much too cold!

    Karen

    • Cennetta
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks, Karen G. You can totally relate to how cold it has been in Chi-town. I ready for it to end.

  • Elle
    February 17, 2015

    You look great in that jacket. I love the contrast between the lean from and the surprise of the jaunty back.

    • Cennetta
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks, Elle. It does look like two jackets. 😉

  • Ginger
    February 18, 2015

    Oooh, I LOVE this! It’s so cool that it’s sleek in the front, but with the fun lift of the peplum in the back. Really, really awesome! Stay warm- it’s cold out there!

    • Cennetta
      March 10, 2015

      Thanks, Ginger. I really like the combination of the sleek front and flared back peplum.

  • Lori
    February 18, 2015

    Oh, this is so gorgeous, I love this on you. Great job and perfect for your wardrobe.

  • Suzanne Marquart
    February 20, 2015

    You look positively smashing!!

    • Cennetta
      March 10, 2015

      Thanks, Suzanne.

  • Fiona
    February 22, 2015

    Lovely Cennetta, it’s both a gorgeous colour and cut on you!

  • Lizzy
    February 24, 2015

    This is a great casual jacket pattern and I think you’ve chosen a classic colour. I have no doubt this is will get lots of wear!

    • Cennetta
      March 10, 2015

      Thanks, Lizzy. I’ve worn it several times already.

  • Sarah Gunn
    February 24, 2015

    Beautiful, Cennetta! Such a flattering drape – love your fabric choice too!