(And you're getting a not-so-sneak peek at my next pattern: The Romantic Dress. It's sewn in another beautiful Anna Maria Horner design: Field Study Sinister Swarm in Blueberry.)
The Winnie Shrug was inspired by two great British icons: Winnie the Pooh and Queen Elizabeth I! An unexpected blend of childhood memory and staggering fashion: E.H. Shepard illustrations meet Alexandra Byrne costuming. Which is perfect, really, for a well-dressed young girl and her fashion conscious mother.
This little piece is simple to sew and simple to wear. It's a great piece for transitional weather and layering any time of the year other than the hottest months. It closes with one over-sized button and stands straight up off the shoulders, framing your sweet girl’s face with a bit of drama. Make it out of some of your favorite fabrics--cozy boiled wool (such as this light blue variety I purchased here), a sweatshirt knit or even shearling.
Keep it simple, line it with a contrasting fabric (such as this Heather Ross Briar Rose Jersey), add a seam in back, or make it reversible. Whichever way, she’ll make it her own.
The Winnie Shrug is a 31 page PDF file with full photo tutorials for each of the options, but you only need to print the 5 pattern pages. This pattern was tested in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia and is fit to print on letter-sized or A4 paper.
- is digitally graded and drafted for the greatest accuracy
- includes markings and guidelines for easy pattern printing and assembly
- includes full-color photo tutorials and step-by-step sewing directions
- has been heavily tested by seamstresses of a variety of sewing levels.
My great testers unanimously agreed it was a very easy piece to sew with professionaly looking results!
The pattern includes options for sewing:
- The Winnie Shrug
- Seamed Winnie Shrug
- Lined Winnie Shrug
- Reversible Winnie Shrug
I have posted about The Winnie Shrug quite a few times before. Scarlett is wearing a teal boiled wool version above with her peacock Skater Dress (from her Halloween costume), but she also wore this in a Winter Wonderland ensemble you can view here.
The very first Winnie Shrug was part of a Once Upon a Thread post. You can view it here and find the original tutorial for an unlined baby sized shrug (with hand drafted pattern for what would be a size 6-12 months in the new digitally drafted pattern).
You can also view a shearling version on Audrey here, and another boiled wool Winnie Shrug appearing in Audrey's "R" outfit (with the blouse version of the upcoming Romantic Dress) here.
I hope The Winnie Shrug will fill a gap in your little girl's wardrobe! You can purchase it in my Etsy shop here.