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Topic: super soft yellow tie front SHRUG *semi-tut added*  (Read 60013 times)
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« on: January 31, 2005 02:50:17 PM »

What's up super emo pose? Ha.

Anyway, I made this shrug without a pattern (yay! patting myself on the back.) from lightweight sweatshirt material (SUPER comfy). I am very proud of myself, because I actually got the sleeves to work...I always have trouble with sleeves.

The tails aren't usually so bunchy...I had my leg up on the toilet for effect...or something. Wink

OKAY. I kind of just made this as I went along, measuring & remeasuring about 32878597328975 times. I also have a dress form, which helped alot in the construction process. So I can't really post a tutorial, because some of the stuff I did I don't even know how it happened!

But here's the basics.

those are the pieces i cut out. I got the measurements by measuring the armholes and neckline of a shirt that fit me well, and also by fitting it to my dress form.

First I sewed the sides to the back, and that is the basic form of the shrug, minus the sleeves. Very simple, and you could even stop there if you fancied it sleeveless.

The sleeves were hard, and it involved tons of measuring and redoing the seams. I sewed up the sleeve fabric into a tube (long sides sewn together) and then pinned it around the armhole, right sides together. It took me four or five times sewing that seam to get it to wear it fit right, it's really trial and error. I also tweaked the seam down the sleeves to make them fit my arms better.

I hope this hasn't confused you all, I wish I could provide a better tutorial, but as I said, I just kind of made this up as I went along. If anyone has any suggestions/improvements PLEASE add them! Smiley

Thank you all for your lovely comments!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2005 02:54:03 PM »

i love that!!!! that looks so comfy and what a pretty color!! it looks like something i should have in my closet!! Wink

yeah...i agree...sleeves can be difficult

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2005 03:07:32 PM »

That is so cute. Looks very comfy. great work.


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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2005 03:20:19 PM »

i love it!!

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2005 03:32:39 PM »

super cute!......i think this will be my next project...thanks!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2005 03:45:44 PM »

i really like that. how long are the sleeves?

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2005 04:07:10 PM »

Cute! I've been meaning to sew up a shrug one of these days..but I'm scared Undecided This gave me some inspiration!

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2005 05:49:51 PM »

Very nice. Wish I had one... any plans for a tute?? Please Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2005 05:54:16 PM »

High five!  It's beautiful, and I really like the color.  I've been planning on making one similar to that, so I would love a simple tutorial as well, if you're up for it!

« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2005 05:58:10 PM »

OH yes...a tutorial please:)


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