|Easy Ruffle Shrug|
I tested this pattern using a t-shirt knit with no closure. Abby love, love, loves her shrug! It makes me wonder if I could pull-off this look, too?!
Another pattern of Caroline's that I have reviewed is her Chloe knit skirt. This is one of my favorite skirts this summer! I sewed it using a brown light-weight slub knit. It is so comfortable that I love wearing it. This pattern shows you how to draft a pattern to fit your body perfectly. She also give tips for getting a perfectly-even hemline. Caroline's instructions are excellent and I love the professional design of her tutorial & pattern pieces. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of my skirt, but here's a few from the pattern listing.
I found that my slub knit was very stretchy, so I decreased the width of my pattern pieces to make up for the extra stretch...a quick & simple alteration to make it work. I made mine knee-length with matching bloomers to wear underneath :) I'm not a fan of wearing slips in the summer, so long bloomers underneath work great to cover my unmentionables and prevent chafing. I really should have been born 100 years ago :)
Head over to Carolina Fair Designs Etsy shop and try a new pattern. Her prices are excellent at only $4.95 a pattern! Thank you, Caroline, for allowing me to test your patterns. You are one of the best!