Quixotic Pixels version!

I have a confession to make. I did no sewing this weekend. Well, a bit of unpicking on the pillow cover, but no real progress. Partly I woke up Thursday with that dreaded omg-everything-aches-too-tired-to-move-but-can’t-sleep sick feeling, and didn’t really leave my bed for the next three days. I was feeling a bit better by Sunday, but my sweetie brought home Two Worlds II, which I’d never heard of but hits pretty much all my RPG buttons just right, despite it’s glitchiness and occasionally clunky animation. So Sunday was spent on the couch cheerfully wrangling over which side-quest/dungeon/area to explore next. GINORMOUS world map. Need I say more?

Anyway, in lieu of actual content, I’m thrilled to report that another version of my 50s Shrug has been unveiled in blogland. Amy of Quixotic Pixels made this version not just on a whim, but for her Sew Weekly challenge (inspired by none other than Olivia the pig!) (I’ve seen several of these outfits inspired by children’s books, but somehow I can’t find the link to the original challenge itself. Weird!)

Some of you may remember me lamenting that the shrug was not quite the right size for me. Well, I must say it is a MUCH better size on Amy, and she is smoking in it!

This makes, to my knowledge, the second version of the shrug that has been stitched up (other than my own). The first Β belongs to Karen of Sewing by the Seat of My Pants, and looks like it would be so yummy and warm!

Anyway, it thrills me to bits to see these other versions out there, and reminds me that I really should get around to grading this pattern—the sizing is so flexible, a S, M, L size range would cover most people.

Are there any other versions of the shrug out there I haven’t spotted? What did you guys do for Mother’s day? (My children forgot, if you can believe it! So my hubby brought me cereal in bed…)



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10 responses to “Shrugspotting

  1. Cereal in bed sounds pretty good…much better than the “crunchy eggs” I was served (it had bits of shell in it. The chefs were well-meaning but unskilled, lol)

    I think that shrug is the only thing I’ve ever sewn that I didn’t have to alter in some way. I love it! And it goes together so fast. Total winner in my book.

    • Ah, crunchy eggs. Fortunately my kids have become pretty skilled at the eggs lately (they often make them after school… my plot to have them take over the cooking continues), so there usually isn’t much crunch. Usually.

      I was so excited to see your version. Possibly a little jealous that it fits you so much better than me. πŸ˜‰

  2. noooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo. bad, bad children!!! (you know, in a completely non-judgmental-only-the-parents-are-allowed-to-say-that-kinda-way). i hope they’re making up for it.

    what is this fabulous shrug you speak of… i saw this on sew weekly and was in love with the whole outfit. i can haz a tanit isis shrug? i’m going to download NOW.

    • Tyo had a friend sleeping over, so she’s a bit excused (and she did come and cuddle me in bed in the morning a bit, for no reason, which is pretty precious in an almost-eleven-year-old.)

      Go download, and be shrugful, my friend! πŸ˜€

  3. Even when you aren’t sewing, you are inspiring!
    I understand the “feel like you’ve been hit by a bus” flu thing. I haven’t been that sick in a long time. I hope you didn’t catch it from my blog. πŸ™‚
    I will try this shrug pattern but maybe hold out in case you grade it up for me. Thanks!

  4. Wow, that shrug pattern is adorable! I wonder if it would fit me? We seem to have roughly the same proportions — I’m about a 33″ bust with wide, athletic shoulders. Shirts are a pain to fit.

    Actually, we might be the same person because my eleven-year-old had a sleepover Saturday too (late birthday party). He is still bleary. However, my kids remembered Mother’s Day, but they get a ton of coaching — from their teachers, the hubs, grandma, etc. I got two homemade cards and one Starbucks gift card plus all afternoon off to watch “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.” It was great!

    • LOL! That does sound like my build… So, the shrug will fit you but be roomy. Next time I make it I’m going to take the whole thing in about 2″ on each side and make the neck a little smaller and the sleeves a little shorter…

      You would think my kids had plenty of coaching, too, but apparently not. Ah, well. The cards did show up eventually πŸ™‚

  5. A short butler in a black suit brought me an “appetizer in bed” of dry toast (no plate, no butter) . It was too dry to choke down alone so i begged for water. Fortunately, the main course was very tasty heuvos rancheros. After an odd picnic, I made the guys go to a plant sale with me. The youngest bought a collection of cacti and the older teased him by licking them. Fun times!

  6. P.S. The shrug is too cute.

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