It’s rained for the last ten days in Boonetowne. We’re all feeling pretty soggy and stir crazy. Not a good combination! So imagine my joy, when I came home from work yesterday and found this little box of sunshine!!
My husband gave me a Mood gift certificate for my birthday last month. It took me several weeks to decide upon my fabrics, but I did and in no time at all they found their way to my door.
I love that they send their fabrics in the Mood shopping bag. They also sent a “Made with Mood” tag that I can sew into the back of one of my garments. Love that too!
I decided to start by making McCall’s 6802–a loose fitting cardigan with a hood–with this wool, flamestitch sweater knit. I had made the pattern before in fleece and so I felt pretty confident about the pattern. I DID NOT want to end up with some kind of wadder made from this precious, precious fabric.Even though I felt pretty good about the pattern, I had trouble making the first cut. Why is it so hard to cut beautiful fabric????? Well, I persevered and cut the pieces out. This pattern does not have inset sleeves–instead the sleeves are supposed to be cut as part of the front and back panels. Because of the direction of the design, I didn’t have enough fabric to make this work. Instead, I cut the short sleeved option (view A) and then added sleeves cut from separate pieces. It became more of a dolman design. I actually used my Jalie dolman pattern to help me figure things out.
After I got everything cut out, the fabric started fraying like crazy. It really panicked me. This stuff would fray just because I looked at it.
The pattern was easy and straightforward and the fabric nearly gave me a nervous breakdown. But I am happy to say that I am pleased with the outcome. I really do love this fabric when I’m not sewing it!!
I love that this cardigan has a hood! I actually think I’m a little obsessed with hoods right now. I’m putting them on everything.Have you seen enough pictures of this beautiful fabric? I hope not, cuz here’s more: