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The Brightside Shrug (Paper) Sewing Pattern | MiY Collection

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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.

The pattern is multi-sized and printed on 80gsm white paper (not flimsy tracing paper) which is packaged in a white paper bag with an A4 book of instructions (example in last photo).

The multi-size pattern covers 3 sizes that cover the following body measurements: BUST 80-84cm (31.5"-33"), 88-92cm (34.5"-36"), 96-101cm (38"-40").

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.

This design is really easy and quick, and is a good one for beginners that have just started to sew!

The pattern comes with 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
* an MIY Collection label to sew into your finished garment!

The patterns are designed and written by Wendy Ward, an experienced designer and qualified teacher, and they have been thoroughly road-tested by her eager sewing students. Rest assured that you will find MIY Collection patterns well explained in down-to-earth and accessible language with clear, detailed diagrams. Wendy has been writing instructions for people just like you since 2007.