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December 29, 2011

IN ANTICIPATION OF COLDER WEATHER...

...I made up Oop McCall's 5996 (view F).  I purchased this pattern and fabric from Hancock's at least three years ago thinking that I would get around to making hood/cowl/shrug thingy.  It's a wonderful winter white knit fabric that I wish I'd bought more of - it would have made the most wonderful dress.  But I had just a smidgen over one yard as they say, hind sight is always 20/20.

I saw a lady wearing something similar several years ago and thought it was the most wonderful thing.  She wore it with a turtleneck top, skinny jeans, boots and gloves on a very cold day.  I'm looking forward to creating that look that I've had in my mind for so long.
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This creation can also be worn as a head cover as shown on the pattern envelope.  It's a cute little pattern, but there is a major glinch in the pattern instructions just in case someone else would think about making it.  It cannot be turned as illustrated by the instructions!!!  Turning it caused me major frustration, so I ended up simply surging the bottom edge in matching thread.

I'd like to make another like it in a darker color.  I have another wrap planned from a new pattern that I happened upon just recently coming up soon.

11 comments:

  1. I can totally see you in this. It's super cute!

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  2. Love it! What a great winter addition to your wardrobe.

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  3. This is really cute and I want one! I like the idea of it over a turtleneck with jeans and boots. What a great winter look. You'll be gorgeous, as always!

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  4. This is really great Faye, and also very chic!

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  5. This will be a lovely cool weather addition! I agree with Candice - very chic look.

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  6. I tried to leave a comment earlier but it didn't work. But you Must.Know: This look is so you, hope you find another great fabric to make the darker version, too. Wonderful idea.

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  7. I remember starting the shrug and deciding that my brain didn't work because I couldn't figure out how to turn it per their instructions no matter how hard I tried. Now I know it's not me!! I wonder what I did with that thing....

    Your's is just gorgeous.

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  8. It's a great item! Just what you need for cold weather (and it will work on chilly spring days with a lighter top, too)! I'll bet your students will be green with envy, so to speak.

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