A happy Tuesday to you!
As I had mentioned the other day, we are going to sew a scarf, a bolero and a shawl. 3?! THREE pieces, you say?
Oh, no my dears! Just ONE.
This one does it all.
So let's get sewin'!
-1 yard of (54"-60" width) fabric.
*It can be either stretch knit or cotton.
-1/2 yard of (54"-60" width) fabric for the outside and 1/2 yard of (54"-60" width) coordinating fabric for the lining.
-1 ft of 1/4" OR thinner elastic for the loops.
Next, you will need to measure for the width of the shawl. The book calls for a 16" width which worked out fine for me.
***This is completely optional and you can skip this part and move on to the next step. For those who would like to add ruffles, stay with me...
So if your shawl is a 16" width, than the length of your strips should be 32". For the width of the strips, I recommend 1 1/2".
32" x 1 1/2" should be your dimensions.
In most cases I would do two rows of a gathering stitch, but for this one, you could get by with one.
Repeat to the other remaining 5 strips and set aside.
Once all the ruffles are sewn, remove the gathering stitches and it should look like this.
Repeat these steps for the other three ruffles on the other end of the shawl.
***Okay, for all of you who didn't want ruffles, come on back!
Set the buttons aside and grab your elastic.
Sew the other three loops on the other end of the shawl, on the opposite side.
DON'T sew your buttons on just yet! That will be your last step. Just set them aside.
***Leave a 3" opening for you to turn your fabric inside out.
Trim the corners.
Turn inside out.
Now add our buttons,