Monday, April 4, 2011

Another eShrug

This time in a double face cotton knit I ordered from the Vogue Fabrics by Mail swatch service last summer.   The woven in design has dots on one side and stripes on the other.  I styled my own "Anthropologie" type shrug,  making french seams for the shoulders and sleeves, leaving the hem edges raw and doing a Linda Lee edge finish on the sleeve hems.   This is one of the edge finishes for knits she demonstrates at workshops and is on her Runway Finishes for Cool Edges DVD that she did with Nancy Zieman that I bought.

These easy sewing projects help me deal with all that is going on these days.   I'm sending this one to my sister in TX who carried my mother's ashes to her home town on the northwestern Kansas prairie this past weekend.   Her funeral was today.   I was unable to go and have to get a spinal tap tomorrow at the hospital.   Wish me luck.

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With all the buzz about shrugs this spring, just what is a "shrug" anyway?  I always thought a shrug was a knit that was worn around the shoulders, but looking it up, the definition of shrug (clothes - noun) is "a short cardigan for women".    So for more inspiration and ideas, I posted photos of a couple other interesting cardigans on the eShrug Flickr Set.    

These "draped cardigans" by Eileen Fisher are shrugs too.   I could use my eShrug pattern, lengthen the sleeves, and knock off any of these for a fraction of the price.   
Draped Cardigan in Precious Metal
Cascading Jacket in Striped Linen Gauze

Drape-Front Cardigan in Precious Metal Rib


  1. Love the eShrug, sorry to hear about your continuing problems. Thinking of you.



  2. Really pretty, Terri. I took your advice and made my second eShrug from a different type of knit fabric. Much better.

    I sorry you're having to miss the funeral. I hope the results are favorable.

  3. Terri, love your shrug. I am going to try one next week. My condolences on the passing of your mother. I am sending good thoughts to you.

  4. I'm sorry about your mother and that you had to miss the funeral. I'll be thinking about your.

  5. Hi Terri,

    So sorry to hear about your mother. There isn't a right time for this but there is a bad time.

    By now you have probably had your spinal tap and I pray for you that the results are what you would want them to be. Many years ago I went throught awful tests like that because the doctors suspected a brain tumor. Thank God, that was not the case. I have my fingers crossed that an answer is found that will help return your life to you as you want it to be.

    Susan in Miami

  6. This last year has not been good for you, has it?? I admire your tenacity, and love your wardrobe. You have been an inspiration to me. My sincerest condolences for the loss of your mother.


  7. Terri - thinking of you and hope things go well. Your shrugs are great. Take care of YOU.