To shrug to not to shrug?

Sometimes readers, the simplest things in life (and sewing) are the best.

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Let’s talk about my new shrug… it’s a very simple pattern (number 4) from May Me.

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The pattern is a large rectangle (the main piece) and two small rectangles (the cuffs).  The instructions were in Japanese, but the diagrams where clear and it was a very quick sew.

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The fabric is a light grey wool which I bought at the  Clear It (Alanah Hill) Outlet last year.  The edges of the fabric don’t fray so there was zilch overlocking involved.  I decided the wool was too thick for a double fold hem, as per the instructions, so I bound the edge with some voile from the stash.

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This project was just what I needed to get back into some selfish sewing.  If you follow me on Instagram (@bloglessanna) then you’ll know that although quiet in these parts, I’ve been madly sewing and crafting for our school fair (all done now!), hosting a cocktail party, buying fabric, attending a knitting machine classes and making more Nessie Tops.

Back to this project… I’m definitely a shrug convert.  There will be more in my life.  I’m evening toying with the idea of converting this sewing pattern into a machine knitting pattern.  Watch this space…

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Pattern:  Pattern No 4 from May Me (Japanese pattern book)
Size: 
One size
Fabric: 
Light grey wool from Clear It (Alanah Hill) Outlet
Alterations: 
The hem was bound with some voile from the stash.
Accessories:  Necklace and dress from Scarlett Jones & shoes from Zomp.

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