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Black lined silk shantung shrug

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Cute, Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Casual, Mod
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Simplicity 6277

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What materials did you use? This short empire shrug was made of China silk shantung in black. It is lined and much of the work was done by hand. The pattern is Vintage Simplicity 6277 in a 14-16-18. It was easy but time consuming which is what I am finding even with patterns that say "easy". Nothing is easy in my opinion. Maybe a jersey with rolled hems........ maybe.

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What are you most proud of? All glory to the Lord!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Well, I stated in the other area that is seemed to run large. I made a 14 but I could have gotten away with a 12. it is big in the hem area on the sides so I took in the darts in the back but that still left it sort of baggy in the back. I will make a 12 from now on. It worked great with the lined shantung and linen would have worked too but not knit or jersey. It wasn't a pattern for that. I always check the fabric suggestions before I cut anything out these days. I have aged into that. I used to use anything I wanted and not mark the pattern or read the directions. Can you imagine the mistakes and ruined fabric? Well guess......lots!

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