I thought I'd posted this already, but not even a draft exists on Blogger. So this one is a little late.
The eShrug is the latest pattern offering from the Sewing Workshop, and its first downloadable pattern. It was introduced at the recent Puyallup WA sewing expo.
There's always a flurry of activity in certain circles whenever a new TSW comes out and this one was no exception. This is a fairly modest offering for the line; looks to me like Linda & Co. are dipping their toes in the water to test the e-concept. Basically, it's just a little cardi to throw on when you need or want another layer. Very simple--no side seams, no edge finishes.
Of course I got the download. It was pretty easy to print out and assemble once I found the borderless setting on my HP. I whipped it up in fits and starts, probably no more than a half hour or so altogether.
I can't say I'm totally wild about it, but I think it's more a function of the fabric than anything else. I used a mystery piece from stash that I'd describe as a lightweight fleece. The colors are a little blah and the edges neither lay flat nor roll nicely. It also has a velcro-ish tendency to grab the layer beneath. I'm planning to make another as soon as I can figure out what to use and how to lay it out. The main pattern piece is almost 60" wide and will require a crossgrain layout on most fabrics unless I decide to add some seams. We'll see.