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Date: 9/24/13 8:01 PM

(I first started this post in Creative Sewing, but realized it was mostly about drafting... hope my cut & paste keeps the clickable links intact!)

I'd like to make shrug/bolero/whatsit like this:

See the back here.

I've been combing through shrug tutorials all day, and I'm trying to envision the pattern piece/s for this. There are tube-shaped shrugs; T-shaped shrugs; this strange X-shaped one (which seems like it would be really hard to make from fur), the famous Threads shrug, which is shaped like a cross, sort of... I'm confused!

I'm wondering if using my basic bodice block to make something like this (with shoulder & side seams) would be the right way to go. But looking at another fur shrug from the same vendor, I'm not seeing where the seams are (it looks more like the X-shaped or tube-shaped ones).

I am hoping someone can look at this and translate it into pattern shapes! Will one of those methods get me there?
I'm needing a quick project I can whip up for an event this weekend.

Thanks!!!


-- Edited on 9/24/13 8:03 PM --

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Date: 9/24/13 8:38 PM

Is that is a shrug, or is attached to the dress. If it is attached to the dress and is acting as the shoulder, there is no fur going between the arm and the torso. The fur would be rather thick to be there.

If it is not attached, it is more like a bolero than a shrug, I think. Like Vogue
2237 but without the sleeves and slightly more curve in the front.

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Date: 9/25/13 9:46 AM

McCalls 2861 ( I think it is OOP has a cute shrug, but they call it a wrap. Another option is Butterick 6400 ( it may be OOP also) and has long sleeves, but it is raglin and so just a matter of cutting them off to make it sleeveless.
if you would like me to I can send you scans of the designs.

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Date: 9/25/13 1:19 PM

I think maybe one of the Elizabeth Gillett NYC patterns could work for you, maybe even an altered V7161?

Typing "bolero" on the Simplicity site gave me a few more like S5561 or, even better, S2400:



I definitely think no darts or sleeves is the way to go.
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Date: 9/26/13 1:28 AM

maybe this? or close cap sleeve shrug
Shorten the back a little? and made in fur.
-- Edited on 9/26/13 1:31 AM --

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Date: 9/26/13 1:44 AM

Quote: lakaribane
Typing "bolero" on the Simplicity site gave me a few more like S5561 or, even better, S2400:

Oooh, thank you, Lakaribane! That image is really helpful.

After pondering overnight and hashing it out with some costuming pals, I decided to go with the "modest cap sleeve shrug" Sewshable posted, but the draft is kind of, erm, sloppy. The Simplicity line drawing tells me what the pieces are supposed to look like.

Thanks for your help, everyone! I was surprised how many theories the sewists on my historical costuming board had about how this was done. And it seemed so simple when I set out... LOL!! (Given the amount of time & brainpower I've spent on this, the <$50 price tag for the etsy shrug seems totally reasonable!)

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