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The perfect shrug?

Added Jun 18, 2011

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden






This is actually not my own design, it’s a copy of a shrug I got a few years ago at one of the big highstreet clothing chains. It’s quite a clever design though!

The pattern is basically a T, and there are only two seams. It folds perfectly flat, and it’s actually a nice shrug too!

I’ve graded the pattern to fit size 30-46, see the size-chart on the pattern and in the instructions to be sure about the size (it’s slightly different from the Burdastyle size chart).

Material Notes

Cotton jersey, a GENUINE 1980’s fabric that I got in the early 90’s, left at my parents place when I moved out, and then forgot about. My mum gave it to me this easter and it’s actually back in fashion again!
I love the colour and it’s very comfortable to wear.

The best thing? I’ve got a few meters of it…. :-)




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    Feb 5, 2017, 11.08 AMby Janice Ball

    Hi, I just made the shrug and the greatest stretch is not across the body but lengthwise. I made it out a stretchy ribbed fabric. I thought I must had made a mistake and rechecked the pattern, but no this is how it says to cut out the pattern. Is this a mistake on the Burda pattern instructions? It clearly says to have the greatest stretch along the fold which is the length of the shrug. Hardly any stretch and very difficult to get off.

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    Jun 7, 2016, 01.38 PMby Netta Brandt

    I tried this. It took me 19 minutes in all. Cutting the fabric, sewing the seams and I even had time to hem it. Very nice design and couldn’t be easier to make.

    Thank you.

    Btw. I have also used your other patterns and instructions and they are awesome. :)

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    Oct 27, 2014, 09.25 AMby nasrilee

    so nice

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    Jul 5, 2014, 10.49 PMby Jody Fleming

    Am I missing something? Where does it tell me how much material I will need?

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    Jun 4, 2014, 05.32 PMby JerseyJackie

    Very frustrated. Trying to download the pattern so I can piece it together but all I get are the instructions. I know the pattern PDF exists as I was able to access it but didn’t print it. I now have about 8 copies of the download in my library but can’t find the pattern PDF on any of them. What am I doing wrong?

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    Jan 16, 2013, 05.19 AMby rvisoski

    Has anyone tried this in stretch lace for an evening cover-up? (like Giselle stretch lace from fabric.com). I may give it a go.

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      Aug 24, 2013, 12.14 AMby leo4240

      I cannot figure out how to print the pattern to normal size and two print shops can’t figure it out either. :( Were you able to print it?

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    Oct 8, 2012, 08.57 PMby johe0007

    Hey, does it really need to be a stretchy fabric? I have this perfect absolutely no-no-strech-at-all that I’d like to turn into a shrug

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      Nov 7, 2012, 12.28 PMby ichigogirl

      Yes, I think it does. The sleeves will turn out too tight in a woven fabric, but if you tweak the pattern a bit it might work. Good luck!

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    Aug 20, 2012, 01.17 PMby Tracy Woodard

    Hey a friend of mine used your pattern to make her shrug, but I can’t print out the measurements on p.2, what is it for size 10 USA? :D

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    Aug 7, 2012, 10.17 PMby icon17

    Well I’ve printed It and I’m off to try it out!! wish me luck!

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    Aug 7, 2012, 10.17 PMby icon17

    Well I’ve printed It and I’m off to try it out!! wish me luck!

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    Sep 27, 2011, 05.49 PMby squarebob

    made this today and love it best part it only took about 20 mins! added bonus i used material from an odds bin and a bit of lace to trim so it only cost £1.59 :o)

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    Sep 21, 2011, 12.59 PMby milkyway


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      Aug 10, 2011, 04.28 PMby ichigogirl

      Hope it’s correct, google translate helped me ;-)

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    Jul 18, 2011, 10.03 PMby sunriseruby

    Wow! thank you! this is just what I need this days :-D

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      Aug 10, 2011, 04.28 PMby ichigogirl

      Great, thanks!

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    Jul 18, 2011, 03.05 AMby truejane

    thank you!

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      Aug 10, 2011, 04.29 PMby ichigogirl

      Thank you :-)!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 05.13 PMby vegand

    Thank you! This is beautiful and so simple!

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    Jul 12, 2011, 05.16 PMby ivorykohl

    I love this, I’m going to try to crochet one. I have no jersey in my fabric stash, but crochet or knit right, it should have enough stretch. Thank you for sharing this perfect pattern.

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      Jul 12, 2011, 07.58 PMby Amber Amidzich

      I actually have a crochet pattern that turns out identical to the one in the pic if you’d like it. I found it online and am in the middle of making it…so far, so good!!!

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      Jul 14, 2011, 06.52 PMby ivorykohl

      I would love a link to the crochet pattern. I’ve already started trying to re-create it, but a pattern would be good to compare what I’m doing to what I should be doing.

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      Jul 17, 2011, 07.46 PMby ichigogirl

      Thank you! I’d love to see it if you crochet one :-)!

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      Jul 27, 2011, 11.43 PMby Lissetta

      I also saw a cute crochet pattern for a shrug on fabric.com in the free pattern section. So gorgeous if only I could crochet………….

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    Jul 11, 2011, 09.01 PMby frkbustad

    Love the look of this! It’ll go perfectly well with my 50’s inspired dresses also…

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      Jul 11, 2011, 10.17 PMby ichigogirl

      Yey, make one and upload (it takes an hour at the most, including preparing the pattern)! I’d love to see it if you do make one (in combination with your dresses of course). Btw, I’m off to Bergen this week, if I see you from a distance this time too I must say hi :-)!

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    Jul 11, 2011, 08.13 PMby carottesauvage

    Very pretty! for some reason it impossible to leave a comment on your home page feature I can imagine a knitted version of it, that would be pretty straightforward!

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      Jul 11, 2011, 10.17 PMby ichigogirl

      Thank you!
      Ah! Of course, that’s like the obvious idea for a beginner knitter like me, I knit scarves only. A square piece for a shrug would be the perfect step two (I have made mittens before). Thanks for mentioning it, I didn’t think of it myself.
      Strange with the comments, it looks perfectly normal. Hm.

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      Jul 11, 2011, 10.40 PMby carottesauvage

      Yeah you should!
      I meant leaving a comment on the project of the week page which redirect straight to your studio… never noticed this before

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      Jul 12, 2011, 04.47 PMby littlevigilante

      Holy cow what a great idea! I may very well attempt a knitted version! Thanks for the idea!

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      Jul 12, 2011, 08.16 PMby carottesauvage

      cable needles stitches, lace borders…hum… loads of sophisticated possibilities!
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    Jul 11, 2011, 01.22 PMby secondbedroom

    This shrug looks so cozy! Love the color too.

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      Jul 11, 2011, 10.14 PMby ichigogirl

      Thank you! The colour is kind of my favourite… every summer I get an aqua-urge :-)

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