The shrug I'm talking about is that article of clothing that's halfway between a shawl and a cardigan, almost a knitted bolero. Of course, I cut and sewed mine from a lacy sweater knit fabric. I made it longer and looser than the iconic shrug. In fact, I'm calling mine a shrug cardigan. Here's a peek -- more pics another time.
The best thing about this shrug cardigan? It's going to be part of a fun workshop that I'll be teaching this summer in New York City! If you've been hesitating about diving into cutting and sewing sweater knits, this will be the class for you. There'll be an overview of seams and various edge finishes, and I'll be teaching specific methods for handling and sewing stretchy or unstable sweater knit fabrics with a sewing machine.
And speaking of workshops in New York City... Brooklyn sewing studio Workroom Social is crossing the East River for a weekend pop-up full of "fashion sewing workshops, fabrics, and fun!" And it's this weekend!!
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Saturday night is the Sewing Swap Meet & Party at Workroom Social's Manhattan pop-up! (Click on the pic above for details.) Proceeds from the party will go to Rational Animal, a non-profit that helps at-risk animals in the NYC area. I'm excited to meet in person some of my good tweeps and instapals at the party. Will I see you there?