Warm Winter Whites!

‘Twas five days before Christmas


and all through the yard


the creatures were glowing


and waving at cars.


Greetings, Dear Readers!

I’m not sure when I’ve had so much fun sewing. Dreaming of a white sweater set, I ordered this Italian Cream Wavy Blended Wool Knit from Mood Fabrics. It is a very stable knit and slightly heavier than what I was expecting, but when it arrived I knew it would be compatible with the furry trim in my stash. Mood also has quite the selection of faux fur trims here.


My pattern is McCall’s 6844, View B , an easy and beautifully drafted pattern with petite adjustments.


The bodice pieces are gently shaped for a flattering fit, which I find key to an oversized garment from heavy fabric.

pattern pieces
The sleeves were attached to the shoulders using the flat seam method as opposed to set in sleeve.


I attached the front facing wrong sides together rather than right sides together so that the trim would flip to the outside of the garment. The seam was finished with the serger, flipped and tacked in place.

attaching the fur


Due to the weight of the fabric, my narrow hem was folded only once and trimmed very closely to the stitching line for a clean finish.


  cuff hem

The cardigan works well on its own especially paired with other winter whites,


and I truly love the fit.


Since the cardigan is so warm on its own, I deliberated about the necessity of making the shell but ultimately selected Butterick 3383 from my pattern stash. A simple pattern, I pinned the side edges until I had a desirable fit,

front of shell

and now I have a sweater set warm enough for a trip to the North Pole.


Thank you, Mood!



  • Kathleen
    December 20, 2015

    I love how you sewed the seams wrong sides together instead of right. Looks absolutely beautiful and the reminder to pin until the fit is just right I seem to always need 🙂

  • Lori
    December 20, 2015

    This is a beautiful sweater set and the fur is a perfect touch. Merry Christmas

  • Fiona
    December 24, 2015

    Oo that fits you beautifully and so chic for Christmas! I love the texture of that fabric