So I’m back from Canada, ey! Didja miss me? A couple of important things I learned up north: the BC Ferries have excellent soft serve ice cream (dense and fluffy at the same time), and the cafes have “americano mistos” (one place referred to it as an “africano”). Why don’t they have americano mistos here? Or maybe I am the dummy because I should just request it that way?

Anyway, behold the shruggy dealie thing I made with inexpensive, super stretchy, cotton-poly knit from the Fabric Depot outdoor sale. I downloaded the free pattern from Japanese web site Polka Drops. It was interesting to sew, since there are only 3 pattern pieces: the front & back are one piece, the sleeves are another, then the banding is the final piece. I couldn’t quite decipher the instructions, but the pieces fit together pretty easily. Since this fabric is very stretchy and droopy, I was very happy to have my serger and cover lock machines. I did not, as you can tell, get all anal crazy about matching stripes or anything.

When I first tried it on, I was all, what is up with this thing not closing in the front, but then I realized it is supposed to nest delicately on the tips of my shoulders, so I just embraced it. The shruggy cardi is actually very comfortable and provides just the right amount of warmth on a coolish summer evening. For realz.

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10 Responses to Shruggy

  1. Charlotte says:

    Very nice! You did a good job with this shruggy cardigan. I don’t know that it would have been possible to match the stripes better than you did.

  2. Emily says:

    I love that fabric you used for the cardigan, and the cardigan itself. The pattern website is fantastic (just one more incentive to start up my japanese lessons again!)

  3. Melissa says:

    Oooh, that is super cute. Looks great on you!

  4. Alma says:

    I agree–very nice. Nice pattern, kudos to you for puzzling it out.

  5. Seanna Lea says:

    Very nice. It looks like the perfect thing for me to wear at the office (over my favorite obligatory black and grey corporate uniform). I might have to try it now that my sewing machine is out.

  6. rhonda says:

    I order a misto from starbucks all the time. Coffee and steamed milk.

  7. Lydia says:

    How very unique that is; I like it.

    I saw all those spams you got on that post. That was weird. Hopefully you’ll like WordPress. I’ve been using its free blogging program, it’s worked well for me, and I rarely get a spam on my posts.

  8. ljc says:

    I’m so happy that your RSS feed comes into my reader completely and not just a teaser! Yay!

  9. marianne says:

    Very cute top! And I really enjoy your blog!

  10. if a misto is coffee and steamed milk, then what is the difference between a misto and a latte…. and would a “misto” here, be a misto-o………..

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