I had a daft idea – make a furry shrug for Ellie. I hadn’t fully appreciated just how much of a mess cutting and sewing faux fur makes. We are still finding fluffy bits in the most unlikely places 3 days after the event! It was worth it though – the shrug looks great on and has made Ellie even more cuddly
This is a really simple and quick idea to make (also cheap as you don’t need a lot of fabric at all. I think I used less than 1/4m). It is really only 3 pieces of fabric (same again for the lining) and a bit of ribbon (no messing with snaps or buttons). I think it took me about 20 minutes to knock together after I had constructed my original pattern.
I picked quite a wide ribbon for my fastening as I wanted it to be a bit of a statement and set the piece off. It’s quite a strange mustardy-yellow colour (a bit weird) but it looks really nice with the pale cream colour of the fur. I used a funky patterned fabric (I think it is supposed to be day of the dead themed looking at it – musical skeletons dancing around…) for the lining to make it a bit more edgy and less prissy.
Taking a half decent picture of anything to be “modelled” is somewhat of a challenge lately. Ellie is all go, go, go at the minute so I am not concerned with artistic merit here, rather just pleased to have caught her standing still and showing off the back of the shrug!
My baby and toddler shrug sewing pattern is sized for 0-3 years and can be downloaded for free here.
Happy sewing – H
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