Here's a shrugg-y type jacket from Vogue, 8624. The envelope states it has kimono sleeves, but in fact, I believe they are more dolman. The under part of the sleeve angles down to the hemline of the jacket, creating drape and fullness at the side. Here's a photo of mine, with my husband holding out one sleeve straight.
Mine is made from a lightweight, drapey rayon. It does not meet at CF. It looks much better on than off, and the photo on the pattern envelope is an accurate depiction. It's another version of a cocoon jacket.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a workshop entitled "Mixed Media". We painted fabric with all types of fabric paint and ink, learned to draw images on fabric, stencilled, screen-printed, sun printed, etc. It was two riotous days of fun! I have a lot of samples that were done in the workshop that will never be anything but samples. The one thing I actually finished is a white silk scarf. I spray painted it with silver glitter. Then, I used Shiva Paintsticks to stencil words all over it. The paint had to cure for a couple of days, and then it was heat set with an iron. I intend to bead the edges with silver beads.
I'm working on a silky, sheer waist length mobius wrap. It's simply a rectangle with borders. Easy, right? It would be, except for the slippery fabric. Not particularly enjoyable to work with. I'm making french seams and serger rolled hems. If all goes well, I'll have it finished tomorrow. Then, I want to make the E-Shrug. I'm probably the last person in blogland to make it.
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend!
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