To shrug to not to shrug?
Sometimes readers, the simplest things in life (and sewing) are the best.
Let’s talk about my new shrug… it’s a very simple pattern (number 4) from May Me.
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.
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.
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…
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.