Added Jun 23, 2010
I am one of those people that gets cold very easily – especially living in Florida. During the summer it’s usually over 90F but as soon as I walk into a building the AC kills me. I wanted to design a light shrug that I could keep me from freezing but was light enough I could wear in 100F weather. These shrugs are made of 100% cotton baby jersey so they’re super lightweight and don’t retain moisture – which is a big deal here in Florida.
To make the pattern I started out with a basic bodice sloper and combine draping techniques along with peaking through my favorite patternmaking book: Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph Armstrong. This is the book I used in College and have had no reason to look for a better one.
cotton baby jersey
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