Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Great Little Shrug Pattern.

I've searched a long time for a shrug that would be flattering to my figure. At last I think I found it this summer in an old issue of BWOF, Dec.,2009 issue.

 Unfortunately, I can't access the magazine archives for some reason so a pic of the magazine and the model wearing the said shrug will have to suffice.

This particular style was in the Plus Size section  so I copied it by scaling it down  to a size 42. That would have been too big if I hadn't forgotten to add seam allowances(Whoops!). I made a muslin first and then changed a couple of things like the shoulder width . My regular 1" FBA was too much so I used a 1/2" FBA instead and that worked well.

Here is the first version in a white stretch lace. This one has a center back seam. I used self made cotton batiste bias tape to finish the neck, front and hem. I added a loop and button closure.

The second version is a soft polyester sweater knit and I also made a shell to wear underneath. This time I eliminated the center back seam and added back waist darts instead for a more pleasing look. Again I used a button and loop closure. I used Steam-a-seam ,turned the raw edges  and then top-stitched to finish the hem and front of this one.

I've found many items to wear with these two shrugs. Here are a few examples.

With two dresses I made this summer

S1883 and Silhouette Patterns Giorgio's Top

With a new pair of grey denim skinny jeans I just finished this week and a skirt that's been in my wardrobe for many years.

I  have a transition into fall outfit made which I'll show you next time and I've been working on my Mini Wardrobe for the contest at Pattern Review.

Now I have to have a look at what you've all been sewing this week!

Happy Sewing   from


pdiddly said...

Love the tops Diana and the jeans are beautiful.... everyone is making jeans and I want some too boo hoo.

Sheila said...

I have worn a shrug once or twice, realizing that the crop shrugs didn't work to well for my body type. However, I really like yours.. Great shrugs.

velosewer said...

I like how your shruge suits you. They are the right length and colours - but you knew that :))

gwensews said...

Those are perfect little "throw on" things for all year. Very nice.

Sharon said...

Such pretty and so handy little shrugs just the thing when you need that little bit more covering.