This kinda feels like cheat-blogging as I actually made this shrug in Octobe... Oh well, better late than never!
The pattern is by the very talented Wendy Ward of MIY workshop. It is wonderfully easy to make - simple and easy to follow instructions, making it perfect for those new to sewing, but as an added bonus it's a super speedy make too. I made this up in a couple of hours - that includes, tracing the pattern, cutting out and sewing up. How amazing is that!
I chose to get the paper pattern version as I'm old school like that but it is also available as a pdf. As a paper pattern it comes in the signature MIY collection packaging.
I'm going to be honest and say that this was a bit of an impulse purchase - I desperately needed something to make quickly to cover up those pale arms at the wedding (no one wants to see that)! I wasn't really sure if I was going to wear it after the wedding. I'm more of a cardigan gal. However, I was pleasantly surprised and I actually wear this quite a lot. It goes with just about all the dresses in my wardrobe! So much so, I really better shape up and make myself another! (No excuses either as it won't take long!)
I love how versatile the pattern is - it can be dressed up or down and there are opportunities for adding contrasting fabrics on the neckline and cuffs too, making this a pattern well worth the money!
I made this up the night before the wedding and I chose this stunning navy ponte from DItto fabrics. Absolutely beautiful fabric and it pairs so well with this pattern. Ponte is probably up there with my favourite fabrics - it's relatively easy to sew and so comfortable to wear. It also looks great.