Sinclair Pattern Bianca shrug

Well, horrible photos while I wait for my new camera but you’ll get the picture 🙂
I actually read that Canon Powershot cameras tend to get dust under the lens cover, well, I think that’s what happened to mine.

Moving on! After my success with the Sinclair Cachet Tee, posted here, I did go back and cruise their patterns. This shrug caught my eye – a shrug is that rescue-me-with-a-little-coverage garment for lots of occasions, evenings out, church, well, you get it. Of course I’m wearing mine with jeans.

May I stop here for a moment and contribute that I really really dislike the ‘new’ block editor on WordPress. OK.

Squint so you can see where this shrug falls on me, please.

Sewing notes:

  • I sewed the size 8-tall based on my bust measurement, and I’m pretty happy with it. No changes to the drafting!
  • This fabric is totally new to me, it’s a bullet-textured Liverpool knit. It’s very stable, has a bit of heft, reminds me of double-knit without the horizontal texture. Interesting.
  • I chose this fabric in lieu of ponte de Roma, out of curiosity. I think the very wide bands in the front would sag in a lighter knit. This is 94% poly, 6% lycra, it’s shiny on the backside but the front texture mutes this on the front.
  • I found that sewing this fabric was easy. It serges beautifully, and stitches without stretching out when a long stitch is used. On my machine, the latter was 4.0.
  • It also presses nicely on a low setting, ‘silk’ on my iron. Because of the rayon content, I did not use steam while pressing.

Above, styled with the Ready to Sew Justine Skirt (it’s a free pattern). Very cute pockets are the differentiating factor on this pattern. Sorry, invisible in the photo!

And on Emile, my loft buddy:

The weekend – I hope it finds you well and loved, bye for now, Coco

9 thoughts on “Sinclair Pattern Bianca shrug

  1. I was so impressed with your previous Sinclair Pattern that I had to get it right away. I used the Petite size and it fit very well without a lot of adjustments. I like the Bianca Shrug and your new skirt pattern.


  2. As an amateur seamstress I am in awe of your talents! And your sign off “hope it this finds you well and loved” ~ beautiful!

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  3. With the skirt you made, this bolero works wonderfully. I am always looking for a little something for over a sleeveless dress or tunic. Perhaps this one in a linen knit? Thank you for posting!

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