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Shrug for the Christmas staff party

Added Dec 19, 2015


Hesse, Germany






I needed a jacket for my Christmas party outfit, because my chiffon dress is without sleeves.
I loved the idea of making a shrug, it’s cozy and wearable like a stole, but with sleeves.
I used micro faux fur, very light and a little bit shiny, in color nude (matching the flower print of the dress).
I wore it as a scarf on the journey to the location and then – Poof! – it became a bolero.

We celebrated “Secret Santa” – my gift for a colleague was in a paper bag that I have closed with a seam of my sewing machine and I adorned it with remnants of a crocheted lace. Very often I use notions to make a gift more personal.

More about this in my blog House of Philo

Material Notes

Faux fur, lining (I used slinky jersey)




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Dec 1, 2016, 10.29 PMby Mary Athey

    Love this and I do like the idea of wearing it as a scarf as well. Now to find this issue in amongst my hoard lol x

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    Dec 23, 2015, 03.27 AMby rita61

    I like your shrug on you. And I think your gift bag decoration is neat.

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      Dec 23, 2015, 07.43 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Hi Rita, thank you. The shrug is also great for doing sewing work, warm and cozy. My colleague loved the gift bag. Merry Christmas! Philo

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    Dec 20, 2015, 08.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    So nice and delicate!! :)

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      Dec 22, 2015, 08.27 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you Ellen.Merry Christmas! Philo

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    Dec 19, 2015, 12.52 PMby chula123

    Sehr schick und elegant siehst Du aus!! Hast die Farbe der Blumen ja genau getroffen. Und Frau Müller hat sich bestimmt sehr gefreut über das hübsche Tütchen :-))) Ganz liebe Grüsse und noch eine schoene Adventzeit wuensche ich Dir !

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      Dec 22, 2015, 08.28 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Hallo, ich habe lange nichts von dir gehört, umso mehr freue ich mich über deinen Kommentar. Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie Frohe Weihnachten. Gruß Philo

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    Dec 19, 2015, 01.53 AMby izbott

    Philo this is lovely! What a wonderful idea. Very stylish. The gift giving idea is so special. I bet the recipient loved it. Cheers & Happy Holidays!

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      Dec 22, 2015, 08.29 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you izbott! I did not pay attention to this pattern until I saw it in a friends’blog. Happy Holidays,too! Philo

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