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A very easy shrug

Added Sep 18, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






Hi!! This is a little shug I made to make my cowl top appropriate for some more chilly days! It is as easy to sew as the top. The pattern is a simple rectangle, I have seen many shrugs like this in rtw stores. There are many tutorials on the web, one of them is “this”: http://somethingtocraftabout.com/?p=555
I made 6 pleats at the bottom of the sleeves and added wide doubled bands, I think this way the shug looks a little more well finished. I have made loads of these shrugs and i have them always in my purse whenever the temprature is a little bit more low.

Material Notes

lycra jersey




Garment Type

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    Sep 19, 2013, 03.34 PMby BeeZee

    Really cute idea Liliv!

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      Sep 20, 2013, 09.58 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you BeeZee, it’s cute and easy!

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    Sep 19, 2013, 05.59 AMby rita61

    Nice shrug! I have made the one you linked to, but I really like the way you finished the bottom of the sleeves. :-)

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      Sep 19, 2013, 09.32 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks rita!

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    Sep 18, 2013, 04.40 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Well, i don’t have such a top with draping, I don’t have such a shrug… I wonder what else I don’t have but must… I’m sure I’ll know it from your next post.:-)) I’m mostly in knitted or crocheted shrugs and wanted to ask if it’s made of fabric, is it comfortable to wear because shrugs are not much fitted, do they stay on shoulders or must be fixed all the time?

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      Sep 19, 2013, 09.32 AMby liliv-1

      This particular shrug is a rectangle and doesn’t stay in place:( So either you fix it all the time (attracting this way the attention of the men:P) or let it sit where it wants. I don’t mind very much fixing it but if you are nervous about this then you can add a doubled band (like the ones at the sleeves but narrower) at the neckline opening: this band must be a little bit shorter than the opening and you must stretch while you are attaching it to the neckline. I have tried this and makes the fit nicer. Or maybe some elastic (I haven’t tried this, but it could be a solution). But if you use a real pattern instead of rectangles then the shrug sits very nicely at the shoulders.

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      Sep 19, 2013, 02.45 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Interesting and useful instructions, thank you very much.
      And a good trick as for the men, by the way:-)

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    Sep 18, 2013, 03.31 PMby velvetribbon

    I love it, Liliv! It looks like easy to sew, maybe I’ll try to make it one day:-) You look chic on this shrug and I like the way you finished the sleeves. Well done!

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      Sep 19, 2013, 09.21 AMby liliv-1

      30 minutes is the time you need! Thank you!!

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    Sep 18, 2013, 03.12 PMby Zsuzso

    Great . I like the way you finished the sleeves.

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      Sep 19, 2013, 09.20 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you! This finishing is a good solution when you don’t have a serger and I prefer it many times:)

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    Sep 18, 2013, 12.56 PMby Mary Athey

    I love shrugs liliv and this ones gorgeous. I see you used more of your fab brown jersey. The whole outfits so classy x

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      Sep 19, 2013, 09.19 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks so much!! I’m very glad you like the outfit. t’s not a recent project, I made the top and the shrug 2-3 years before:) I wish I had more of this brown to make a winter top!

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    Sep 18, 2013, 12.10 PMby Anjovis

    Great outfit! I love the colours and you look great :)

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      Sep 19, 2013, 09.16 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much! We both love brown, that’s for sure;)

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    Sep 18, 2013, 10.27 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Nice! I like this very much! Young and beautiful as usual :-)

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      Sep 18, 2013, 10.55 AMby liliv-1

      Oh, thanks:)

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