I recently visited fabric markets again and have not yet shown you my findings. Bad me, I suppose. Anyway, one of the fabrics I bought was a tie dye black on grey jersey. I fell in love the second I saw it! I only found one coupon (which is 1.5 x 1.5m) but I took it home anyway. I planned to make an obnoxious waterfall shirt - you know like the 5 million ones I already own?! I carefully laid out the pattern and found that there was enough fabric for something else. I skimmed through my pattern collection and found the shrug 2 A in Burda Easy Fall Edition 2014:
This is what I made:
I used fake bias tapes from self-fabric for the neck and (unlike the instructions) around the lower hem.
The hems of the sleeves are sewn with a twin needle with two different matching threads:
So, all in all a nice garment made rather simply from a low amount of fabric. There were just ome minor issues...
Sewing pattern review
For one, the pattern is sized for low stretch fabrics.My farbic was way too stretchy which resulted in me having to take out fabric at every seam. Like, 5 cm in the sleeves and 6 cm each in the side seams. Which resulted in a major loss of fabric which was not necessary. On the other hand this meant that I could skip the zipper on the neck.
The neckline was really tight, I cut about 3 more cm from the neck and it still fits tight to my neck. I can hardly imagine how strangling it must feel made from unstretchy fabric?!
The sleeves are pretty long, no added cm were needed to cover my long arms.
I didn't bother with making the shrug the way the instructions said. Much too complicated in my eyes! I follow the construction method of this tutorial and it is faster and cleaner in my eyes!