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« on: September 02, 2009 07:04:45 PM »

Hi everyone,
I'm a bigger girl and I'm getting married in 17 days. I need to find a way to cover up my rather large upper arm area. I bought multiple shrug patterns from McCall's & Burda but the arms are way too small. Burda's patterns only had a 13 1/2 inch circumference on their size 20 (I don't see how that's right), and McCall's had a 16 1/2 circumference on their size 18 (the biggest one they had). All my store bought shrugs are size 20 and my upper arm circumference is 19 1/2 inches. I tried to alter the pattern & failed miserably! I could go with more or a caplet style cover up, but I want people to be able to see my dress. Any suggestions or any idea what I can do with the patterns I already have?

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009 09:22:24 AM »

i personally would jsut make the arm holes bigger and the sleeve pattern longer(wider) to fit... i hope this helps you and good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009 12:39:32 PM »

hey, i dont know if something like this might help? its really simple, and you could make it out of any material instead of a tshirt and embellish it to make it more pretty and wedding-y:


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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009 02:46:18 PM »

I was going to suggest the same as Le Mieux.  I made one for my daughter last night and it was beyond easy.  In fact, it saved one of her shirts I might have had to throw away because I was able to cut out a stain hah.

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009 09:06:47 PM »

How about a shawl instead. It can be sheer, like chiffon. I had a wrinkly velvet one for my wedding, and I skipped the veil because I thought a shawl would be flappy enough on its own.
When you wear it like this it looks just like a shrug. The shawl needs to be a long rectangle shape.
I hope you find something.

(found these instructions on internet, explained it much better than I ever could!)http://www.ehow.com/how_4672895_tie-shawls.html

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Step 1

Drape the shawl over your shoulders. It should fully cover your upper back and shoulders.
Step 2

Wrap the shawl ends around your upper arms.
Step 3

Bring the shawl ends behind your back and knot them loosely. You now have an elegant look that will keep you warm.

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2009 12:59:18 PM »

I know the wedding is past, and I'm sure you came up with something beautiful....but I wanted to throw in my two cents....I love love love the shrug pattern from Cut and Keep....

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010 04:43:52 PM »

I agree with bananabanana. Shawls are very pretty! Of course, all brides are pretty on their wedding day! Congratulations!
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