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Ridiculously Easy Fashion Shrug: S to 3X

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Ridiculously Easy Fashion Shrug: S to 3X
Ridiculously Easy Fashion Shrug: S to 3X
Ridiculously Easy Fashion Shrug: S to 3X

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Danielle Powell    July 7, 2014
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Is there a pattern conversion for loom knitting?

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Lenas Legacy  July 7, 2014
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No, I'm sorry.

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exchgoms1311091    November 6, 2013
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Would of been nice to buy your pattern but for some reason wouldnt go through twice. Never was a fan of paypal.

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cedarr1731975  January 19, 2014
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rather than miss out why dont you contact paypal re the problem ?? cheers

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gailbeaton@aapt.net.au    September 5, 2013
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This looks lovely. Could you please tell me what ply the wool is? thanks

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Lenas Legacy  September 6, 2013
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The pattern calls for Bulky/Chunky #5 weight yarn. This is equivalent to 12-ply yarn. However, if you prefer a different weight yarn and would like to purchase the pattern, Email me at the address printed on the pattern and I can help you figure out how to make the shrug in your size with your preferred yarn weight. I'm always here and ready to help my buyers work up my designs.

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Waifmtl  January 26, 2014
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I was wanting to make a size Xs and a size large with Caron Simply Soft yarn (medium weight yarn). Would you be ale to help? If so, I would buy the pattern since it seems easy. Thanks!

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Lenas Legacy  January 31, 2014
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No problem adapting the pattern for worsted weight yarn. If you decide to purchase, please contact me at the Email address on the pattern and I'll give you instructions on how to adapt the pattern. Thanks for your interest!

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nana-buster    March 18, 2013
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Thank you so much for this pattern. I have made 7 up to now as presents for the people I love x

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Lenas Legacy  March 18, 2013
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Wow, I'm so thrilled to hear this! Thank you! So you do have any photos you could share with me? My Email address is on the top of the pattern.

Marcia

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KarenOrsak    December 18, 2012
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Have just finished and am ready to do the seam for the sleeves. What seam technique do you recommend and should I block the shrug before doing the seams

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Lenas Legacy  December 18, 2012
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Hi Karen, I always recommend invisibly weaving all seams and the technique depends on whether you're joining stockinette, reverse stockinette, ribbing, doing vertical to vertical, horizontal to horizontal, vertical to horizontal, etc. . Either the one-half stitch seam allowance or one-stitch seam allowance approach will work, depending on your preference, followed by either a slip stitch or single crochet edging on the bottom of each sleeve. Blocking requirements depend on the type of yarn you're using. Animal fibers always need blocking and acrylic yarn doesn't respond to blocking. When I knit with animal fibers I sometimes block the piece before joining, other times not, depending on what I learned about the finished fabric when I did the gauge swatch. Having said all that, it's easiest to do side seam invisible weaving when the edges are laying flat.

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jeanene72    November 18, 2012
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I am fairly new at knitting, and have a problem. I love the project, it is finished, but the ribbing wants to turn up at the bottom and out at the neck, like a collar. I have heard you shouldn't iron ribbing...help, please. I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything else about it, easy to knit, very easy to wear and warm but not overly. The design is easy to wear while working, no shawl ends or bulky ties to get in the way.

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Lenas Legacy  November 18, 2012
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Hi and thank you for your comment. I'm so happy you love the project! If I understand your concern, it's that the ribbing turns to form a collar, is that right? Well if you look at the photo of Pam (coral shrug, size Small), you'll see that this happens and is part of the design element for the smaller sizes. It may or not occur with the larger sizes, depending on the size of the shrug compared with its wearer. If you make another shrug and want to try to prevent this design detail, you could try knitting the rib with needles a size or two smaller than the needles used for the main body. For now, if you don't like the collar, you could get some knitting elastic (Clover makes a nice product called "Elastic Yarn Thread") and try tightening up the rib by weaving the elastic through the start, finish and middle of the ribbed area. That may cinch it up a bit and give you a tighter fit. And yes, yes yes! You should NOT iron your ribbing! Or any other part of your knitted pieces. Steaming is one method for blocking but you sort of hover the steam iron a few inches over your knitting to block it. Never touchie touchie!

Marcia

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jeanene72  November 18, 2012
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No,I said the ribbing turn UP at the bottom and OUT at the neck, meaning it won't lay flat at all. I made size 2x So, can I steam the ribbing? I like the fit, don't really want it tighter, as I like the drape.

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jeanene72  November 18, 2012
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I will try your suggestion of changing needle sizes,as I most definitely will be making another one of these. But this one I made using a yarn I really love. It is "Monet", a simple acrylic yarn, but it has the colors of Monet's garden and I have been saving this yarn for years for a special project. I sort of solved the neckline issue by using a ribbon tie in front to pull it closed, so it will lie flat in front,

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Lenas Legacy  November 18, 2012
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Hm .. up at the bottom and out at the neck, huh? That's interesting. I'm wondering if you did your bind off too loosely. And if you did the bind off in the rib pattern, which is what you should do when binding off a rib. Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as you bind off. The problem using acrylic yarn is that it doesn't take to blocking very well. Steaming is a technique for blocking mostly natural fibers and I'm not sure you'd get a good result with your acrylic project. I honestly don't think at this point it would do much good. Since you seem to have solved the problem with the ribbon tie, I guess we're ok for now with your current project. But you know, I have a hunch that if the ribbon worked, the elastic thread would do a great job. I often use it when I work with cotton, because cotton stretches and is not happy about holding on to a rib. I'll either run the elastic thread along with my yarn and knit the rib with it, or go back and weave the thread into the edge, middle and where the ribbing yields to the main stitch of the garment.

Hope all this helps. It's important to me that my buyers are no less than thrilled with their purchase, have fun knitting it up and end up with a fabulous completed project. If you have more questions, you'll find my email address at the top of the pattern.

Thanks again!

Marcia

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jeanene72  November 18, 2012
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I did bind off loosely, but did follow the ribbing pattern. I'll do the elastic trick on this one, running a couple of rounds, cause I'm NOT doing a frog stitch on this project, lol! Thanks so much again for your help.

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Lenas Legacy  November 18, 2012
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HA! I don't blame you for not wanting to frog!! For those reading this who don't know what we're talking about, we call ripping out "frogging" because a frog says something that sounds a lot like "Rip it! Rip it!"

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ginnyr3722124    October 20, 2012
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Hi, I wear a size 6 but when I did your arm outstretched tip I cast on 138 stitches. Is that going to be too much and also I can't for the life of me figure out how this is sown together and how it will work. Please help

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Lenas Legacy  October 20, 2012
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HI and thanks for your question. Pam, my model in the coral shrug wears about a size 6, so if you like the shrug on her, then I think you'd be fine if you follow the directions for that. Make sure you do a gauge swatch first so you have the right gauge. As for sewing it together, just follow the pattern and let me know if you have any questions. My Email address is on the pattern and also in the thank you note sent to all buyers.

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ginnyr3722124  October 20, 2012
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That would be fine for me but my question is should I do 114 or follow the tip of outstretched arms and use 138.

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Lenas Legacy  October 20, 2012
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In your case I'd suggest you follow the pattern as directed for the smallest size. I mostly give the tip to make sure larger sizes turn out roomy enough. Please make sure to do a gauge swatch to make sure you're got the required gauge. So many knitters are in such a big hurry to start a project that they ignore making a swatch. I recommend that you not only make a gauge swatch that's at least a 4 inch square, but that you wash and dry and block if required before measuring the gauge. In this way, you'll be sure of having the correct gauge.

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T is for Trudy    September 27, 2012
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I'm also a size 14 on the top--usually wear a large in a tshirt. Do you have this pattern in large? What about doing this in Berrocco Vintage Chunky weight yarn? I love the softness of that yarn!

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Lenas Legacy  September 27, 2012
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Hi and thank you for your message. No problem customizing the design to fit your needs. I've included instructions in the pattern for the knitter to customize the fit. As for the yarn, you can choose whatever you like and I can help you with your decision. It's very important to me that my knitters are thrilled with their purchase, enjoy the knitting experience and end up with a fabulous outcome. So I'm always available to help.

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pinsandgiggles    June 6, 2012
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Hello. Would love to buy the pattern...but I am "vertically challenged" and wondered how difficult it would be to adjust the length of this great pattern

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Lenas Legacy  June 6, 2012
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Adjusting the length is easy!! Adjusting the width could present problems depending on how large a body you need to fit. What do you have in mind? Do you want it to cover a larger body circumference ... or do you want the lower edge to hang lower than it does on Pam?

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pinsandgiggles  June 16, 2012
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I am an 8-10 petite so more concerned about the length adjustment. Thank you for responding!

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pinsandgiggles  June 16, 2012
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I am sorry I may not have answered your question....I would like the lower edge to hang lower as it does on Pam.

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Lenas Legacy  June 16, 2012
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Thanks again for your question. No problem adjusting the pattern to hang lower than it does on Pam. Pam's about 5 ft 4 in or so, just to give you an idea. If you decide to purchase the pattern, I'll help you decide exactly how you should revise it to make the length custom fit for you. As for the width, your size 8-10 is perfectly suited for the pattern.

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Knittingbabbee    June 11, 2012
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i see that this shrug is knitted on straight needles, it seems like there are so many stitches, wouldn't a circular needle be better?

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Lenas Legacy  June 11, 2012
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You could certainly use a circular needle, if that's your preference. I'll go ahead and add that as an option. Thank you VERY much for your comment!!

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BNanaNana    June 17, 2012
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I wear. 14....will this fit me, too??

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Lenas Legacy  June 17, 2012
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For this particular design a size 14 may not work as well as written but you could try to adjust it to fit you a bit better. I could assist with that.

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jimnan755253    June 17, 2012
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I wear size 4 can you tell me how many stitches I should cast on and what length I should knit to thank you Nan

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Lenas Legacy  June 17, 2012
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Hello Nan, you should be able to use the pattern as written for your size.

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Waifmtl  January 26, 2014
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So, would that be the size small? Usually small is too big for me, especially I. Roomy patterns. Would it be easy to adjust stitches to go down to an xs?

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Lenas Legacy  January 31, 2014
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Thanks for your question! The pattern includes instructions for customizing for different sizes. Although I call the various sizes Small, Medium, Large, etc., they are not standard sizes. If you wear a size 4 to 6 you'd be fine with following the instructions for the smallest size, but as I said, you can easily customize the design. If you decide to purchase, take a look at the custom fitting section, but as with all my designs, if you have any questions as you work it up, just contact me at the Email address given on the pattern and I'll help!

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SZ    June 18, 2012
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Will this pattern be available in L and XL?
Sue

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Lenas Legacy  June 18, 2012
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Hi Sue, yes, I'm planning on making this design for L and XL. I currently have another project on my needles but should have a Ridiculously Easy Fashion Shawl for larger sizes after that. Thanks so much for asking this question.

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SZ  June 19, 2012
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Great. Looking forward to getting the pattern and knitting it up.

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Lenas Legacy  June 19, 2012
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I VERY much appreciate your interest in my designs, Sue. Thank you! In the meantime, have you seen my Award Winning Kimono Jacket? It's very roomy and is perfect for L and XL size ladies. It's a lot easier to knit than it looks but I didn't tell that to the County Fair judges when they were giving me a Blue Ribbon for it when I entered it in last summer's Fair. Shh ... it's our secret!

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suziq6440    July 1, 2012
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I am an X-large so will wait for the larger pattern; looking forward to it.Susan

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Lenas Legacy  July 1, 2012
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The larger version is on my knitting needles right now! As they say in the TV world, please stay tuned! Thanks for your interest in my designs.

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MHO  July 4, 2012
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I'm also a XL and will come back soon and look for the pattern.

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Lenas Legacy  July 5, 2012
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Thank you for your interest. I'm making great progress on the large version of the design and hope to be finished within a week or so. If you'd like to be notified when it's ready, you can go to my pattern store and click where it indicates that you can "follow this crafter." Then when I add new patterns, Craftsy will notify you!

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Carolyn1949  July 7, 2012
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thanks I will do that.

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Carolyn1949    July 7, 2012
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Hello. I am horizontally challenged.. . . . about a size 22. Love this pattern can you help!

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Lenas Legacy    July 8, 2012
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The revised "Ridiculously Easy Fashion Shrug: S to 3X" is now online and ready for previous buyers to update via their Craftsy page's "My Patterns" link. The shrug is now available in sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL, 1X, 2X and 3X, plus I've included instructions in the pattern for customizing the finished width size. THANKS TO ALL MY KNITTERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND ESPECIALLY THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO REQUESTED THE LARGER SIZES AND HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE UPDATE!

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glacy1  July 9, 2012
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Thank you. I've been a size 3x but have been on a diet and now I am probably at a 2x, and going down, down, down.. After another bunch of lbs, I will likely be able to fit into one of the regular sizes. It's been frustrating being size 3x and no sweaters are sized to fit the larger sizes.

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Lenas Legacy  July 9, 2012
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Congratulations on the weight loss! I know how difficult it is to lose weight. I'm working on that myself.

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craftmuch  July 9, 2012
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This is a gorgeous piece! What brand of yarn did you use in the example shown?

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Lenas Legacy  July 9, 2012
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I purchased this yarn in Europe. It's a chunky weight acrylic blend. I was careless and didn't save the ball band and don't recall the brand. I'm generally good about cataloging my projects but I knit this when I was there and the only thing that came home with me was the completed project.

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Lizzylou    August 22, 2012
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Is this boucle yarn.....how much will I need to make a lg

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Lenas Legacy  August 22, 2012
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I didn't use a boucle yarn but you certainly could if you want to. General information on the amount of yarn required is on the listing and in detail on the pattern itself.

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julie511    August 22, 2012
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Hil I really love your pattern and would like to buy it, however, I am concerne the size small (as shown in the photo) will be to big for me. I am petite (5" and 110 lbs). Can the pattern be adjusted to fit me?

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Lenas Legacy  August 22, 2012
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Absolutely!!! The pattern includes instructions for customizing the fit plus I'm always available to assist and answer questions as you work up the design. By the way, my model Pam wears a size 4-6 and she's wearing the Small.

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