Saki Shrug

I fell in love with this little shrug when I saw it on Yoshimitheflyingsquirrel:

Full directions are on her blog at the link above.

I loved it immediately.  Decided to make it when I saw it on one of the shopping channels for “Under $50″.  I followed the cutting directions  exactly except for converting to inches and rounding to the next full number. (I have no idea how to cut 7.87″.)  This was mostly a serger garment for me.  I did top-stitch the seams of cuffs and collar/hem strips. Mostly because when finished the serged lace hems -even though I trimmed a string off all 4 edges- did not appear to be a full 1/4″.  I don’t trust seams less than 1/4”.  Top stitching nailed the seams in place so they don’t flip around but also reinforced that narrow seam allowance. I think I made this in about an hour and a half. Love it except Yoshimi must be tiny. On 5’2″ me it is elbow length:

It is long enough and longer than I was expecting:

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Maybe even too long.  It will be a great 3rd Layer and alternative to a blouse for summer. However if I make it again, I would make it wider.  I say if, because this is kind of a trendy garment.  Besides, I have several easy to make 3rd layers still to attempt.

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4 thoughts on “Saki Shrug

  1. Bev, you amaze me with your sewing. Like the Energizer Bunny, you never stop sewing. My hat’s off to you and your ability and tenacity. Love this top.

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  2. It looks like the shrug should come below the elbow. Try measuring your wingspan across the back from below the elbow to get the width your shrug should be. The Japanese are tiny.

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