This is a DOWNLOADABLE PDF PATTERN that you print out and stick together yourself at home. Your pattern will be available to download instantly after ordering. No more waiting around for the post!! (Also available as a printed paper pattern here.)
You're going to make loads of these! This small bolero style shrug is a quick project and a really versatile style - in a knit with a lurex sparkly thread it's a great cover-up for an evening out, with a silk satin body it would be a lovely addition to a wedding outfit or in a casual single jersey stripe or sweatshirt fabric you can layer it with t-shirts and jeans. It has double layer neckband and cuffs which can be made in contrast fabric. See more versions under the #miybrightside and #brightsideshrug hashtags on Instagram and on this Pinterest board. You can also find loads of inspiration, tips, reviews and tutorials specific to this pattern on Wendy's blog here.
It's a quick, easy sew making it a great pattern for beginner's, but more experienced sewists will love it too - use it to try out sewing with knits if you've never tried them before.
This pattern is designed for stretch knit fabrics and works in a wide range of knits, however, it can work with a lightweight woven (such as satin, chiffon) for the body only, if you size up. You can mix and match your fabrics, using a contrast for the neckband and cuffs.
The multi-size pattern covers 3 sizes which cover the following body measurements:
BUST 80-84cm (31.5"-33"), 88-92cm (34.5"-36"), 96-101cm (38"-40").
The sizing and fit of the shrug are fairly generous - it's quite a loose fitting garment.
There are 4 PDF files to download:
1 - a thorough instruction booklet which covers:
* fabric requirements
* cutting layouts
* an explanation of fabric layouts and cutting
* how to sew knit fabrics on a domestic sewing machine
* instructions & diagrams for how to make the shrug
2 - your multi-size pattern, tiled to fit A4 and US letter size sheets of paper ready to be printed and stuck together
3 - a full-size untiled version of the pattern sized to fit on paper which is at least A0 size in width (84.1cm / 33ins) that can be printed at professional copy shops
4 - step-by-step instructions for how to print and put together your pattern.
There is some extra help about downloading PDF patterns here. Access to your pattern will expire 2 weeks after placing your order and you will have 2 attempts to download the pattern. Patterns should be downloaded onto a computer, not your phone or tablet.
All MIY Collection patterns are designed and written by me - Wendy Ward, an experienced designer and qualified teacher and they have been thoroughly road-tested by my eager sewing students. Rest assured you will find MIY Collection patterns well explained in down-to-earth and accessible language with clear, detailed diagrams. I have been writing instructions for people just like you since 2007.
Find sewing tips and more on Wendy's blog at www.wendyward.co.uk
In the EU? You need to order from the MIY Collection Etsy Shop.
Thanks and happy sewing!