I wanted the tie to hide under the apron. But it keeps popping up. I’ll have to move it down some.
The old model. Not shown: how it would shriek while setting it up, causing Antares to flee in horror. Also not shown: how it would fall down unexpectedly, sometimes right in the middle of me pressing something.
Our new ironing board friend? Looks cheery. Is manufactured in a way so it will not fall down unexpectedly. Also has the same kind of legs as the old one, so I can still use the same closet hangers.
Meanwhile, here’s a picture of my completed shrug. If I make this again I will size up one size (to accommodate my large arms) and extend the front pieces so they meet. Still, this is fine. And its very cozy.
Such a good helper he is!
(see what I mean about boring fabric?)
(especially when compared to the apron I just finished)
It’s grown cold and my work dress is short sleeved. What to do with my cold arms? Make three more dresses in a long-sleeved pattern? Possibly, if I had more money and more time. Instead, I purchased a pattern for a shrug from Jalie Patterns.
This is the first pattern I’ve bought from this pattern company, which is Canadian and has a lot of active wear. I will likely buy more because I liked that the pattern paper was high quality and the shrug was easy to assemble. Process photos coming soon.
I have purchased a fleece blanket from Goodwill, which will be my “muslin.” Take that, expensive muslin. I spent $4.00, not $20.00.
I used this link (warning: shrug pictured is not the shrug in the pattern) and mapped out my pattern.