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Friday, August 12, 2011

Easy Ruffle Shrug ~ Pattern Review

Easy Ruffle Shrug
Caroline has done it again!  She just released the Easy Ruffle Shrug, a simple, comfy, adorable pattern for girls.  Like most of Caroline's patterns, this pattern has only one pattern piece, making it a quick, easy project - 2 hours or less!  This pattern is made for knits so it is very comfortable to wear and forgiving to sew.  It includes sizes 12mo - 12.  I love the sizing for big girls!

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!

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