Hello Tantu Reader…
How are you doing? Do you remember the bodice I dyed? Do you want to know what I did out of it? Come on, Let me show you My Shrug!
Here it is! A shrug can be patterned or plain. I decided it to be plain. Hmm, I know you want to know how I made it. Now, let us go back to Love To Dye Your Own?
This is how my bodice looked after dyeing. I wanted to convert it into a shrug. First, I decided a pattern for the shrug. I planned to give a curved shape. I made a paper pattern as pictured below.
I laid the bodice flat and opened it as shown.
I placed the paper pattern at the front. I marked the shape. I cut the front to shape as
I made bias strips using the 2 triangular pieces. I made a cord out of these bias strips. I have shown the step-by-step procedure of making a cord.
Turned out cord looks as shown below. I added fabric tassels at the cord bottom (Picture).
Do you remember, I had removed the side seams of the bodice? It was to ensure proper dyeing. I stitched the side seam again. I attached the cords at front and I turned and stitched the bottom edge as shown.
Now my shrug is ready!
Some style tips related to Shrugs:
Shrugs create emphasis. So, it suits the best for proportionate and under developed/petite figures. Shrugs visually lift waistlines. So, the person looks taller. Convex curvy shrug shown here is the best for wide shoulders. concave curved shrugs are the best for narrow shoulders.
Some Related articles for crochet lovers:
- My first shrug (organizeandcraft.wordpress.com)
- Summer Days shrug for a toddler (deesie.typepad.com)
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