21 Dec Garment # 3 – Warm Winter Whites
‘Twas five days before Christmas
the creatures were glowing
and waving at cars.
Greetings, Dear Readers! I’m not sure when I’ve had so much fun sewing.
With the tacky Christmas sweater craze long gone, I knew it was time for a new festive sweater set. For garment #3 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.
My cardigan 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 a key to success when sewing an oversized garment from heavy fabric.
I also 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.
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.
The cardigan works well on its own especially paired with other winter whites,
and I truly love the fit.
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, and finished it in a jiffy…
and now, I have a sweater set just perfect for a trip to the North Pole 🙂
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
A special thank you to my friends for providing their festive yard as a backdrop for the photos 😉