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Kristen81
« on: September 29, 2005 09:17:45 PM »

This is the pattern for the shrugs found in Threads Magazine (August/September 2005) and as seen here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=55287.msg516975#msg516975

All you need to make a dancers shrug, batwing or mini kimono:

A piece of 1 yard  x 1.5 yard fabric with atleast 25% stretch (a piece of 4" fabric stretches to 5"). 

The directions in the magazine make a shrug to fit a womes's size small to medium but can be enlarged. 

http://image50.webshots.com/50/7/43/15/464174315LiuRSo_ph.jpg

"Each shrug begins with a rectangle of stretch fabric, 50 inches wide by 30 inches deep.  All versions have approximately a 60 inch total body opening.  To adjust the size, expreiment with different proportions for the starting rectangle and position of the seams. 

-  For TALLER people, increase the width, depth and body opening. 
-  For SHORTER people, decrease the width, depth, and body opening. 
-  For PLUS sizes, increase the body opening (I was thinking as I read this that this might then make the sleeves smaller so I might just follow the instructions for TALLER). 
 
FOLD,  CUT,  SEW!

http://image64.webshots.com/64/7/43/88/464174388fmbeLb_ph.jpg

http://image52.webshots.com/52/7/47/37/464174737zXguYA_ph.jpg

FOLD THE FABRIC IN QUARTERS
Fold the fabric lengthwise, the widthwise, resulting in a rectangle measuring 25 inches by 15 inches. 

CUT THE SHRUG INTO SHAPE
Following the diagram above, cut "sleeve" seams and body opening shaping as directed, through all layers of the folded rectangle.  Use a fashion ruler to create a smooth curve (I don't even know what this is...hmmmm...I'll just wing it I think).

SEW AND HEM
Sew the "sleeve" seams, then, finish the sleeve hems, including the 2.5inch cuff for the mini kimono, and the body opeining as desired.  Suggested edge finishes:  Fold up the hem ans stich, using a serged cover stitch, a zig zag, or a multistich zig zag; simply serge or roll-hem the edge; bind the edges with bias fabric, or with fold over elastic; sew stretch lace around the edges; use the fabric's selvage if it's attractive (or I was thinking if you are using a nice tshirt knitit might roll and you could just leave it like that). 

Happy Sewing!

Pictures of my finished project to come!!!

Here they are...

http://image56.webshots.com/156/0/9/74/465500974zpTlNC_fs.jpg

http://image61.webshots.com/61/0/3/57/465500357XObGZz_fs.jpg

When I made this for myself I found I needed to make some serious modifications.  I wear a size 14-16 and so I thought to make this a little larger as the pattern says it fits womens size small- medium.  This shrug is pretty darn big!  I only made the fabric 4" larger and the finished product ended up HUGE.  

Obviously from the pics you can tell I scaled it down quite a bit and shortened the sleeves.  

To give you an idea of how big it ended up...I could pull the top edge right over my head while sitting on the bottom!  I ended up using the body opening for the batwing style (and even that I cut larger) and took a lot of fullness out of the arms so it's a closer fitting shrug....whew!  

A half hour project just took 2 hours!

Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2005 06:46:08 PM »

Don't know if this will work for everyone, but I right-clicked on the pics and then clicked on properties.  It will have the actual url of the pics.  I then opened the pics in a separate window with no problem.  Whats weird is when I did this the pics then showed up on the page.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005 06:50:24 PM »

You're right ya know. I just followed your directions & it worked!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2005 06:57:54 PM »

Don't know if this will work for everyone, but I right-clicked on the pics and then clicked on properties.  It will have the actual url of the pics.  I then opened the pics in a separate window with no problem.  Whats weird is when I did this the pics then showed up on the page.

yep that worked... cool... i think im gunna try that one!
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2005 03:42:30 PM »



Oh, and sorry about the pics!  I don't know why they arent working...I'll see what I can do.

I'll post pics of the shrug I make as soon as it's finished...well...I lie, I haven't started it yet.  BUT SOON!  In fact....now.
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2005 11:58:49 PM »

Hmmm...I don't know why they aren't working...they are webshots pics...lets see...

Try this link: 

http://community.webshots.com/user/kristen549118

Its the album marked "shrug"  (ignore the stencil)
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2005 10:00:27 PM »

Your shrug looks excellent!! Thankyou for the instructions!! I think I need a few of these...Smiley
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