Sewing a Sarah shrug

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I saw this shrug during a trawl through Pinterest a while ago and immediately loved it – simple to make, boiled wool, possible colourful lining…… the list goes on.

I finally got round to making it up this week – it was more difficult to find the right fabric over the summer but now the winter stock is in I managed to find this boucle fabric, £11/m from Sherwood Fabrics.

I already had a giraffe print lining in my stash, so I used this to line it.

The pattern is available to download from the Burdastyle site. It’s easy to stick together the pdf and the whole thing was a pretty simple make.

The pattern isn’t lined but it was easy to do – just make up a matching cape in the lining material and sew right sides together, leaving a gap to turn. And it means you don’t have to hem or, as the pattern calls for, sew on trim round the edges.

Here’s the finished shrug, with a detailed picture of the pleating at the cuff. Great for winter evening out over jeans or a black pencil skirt.

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