My Shrug!

Hello Tantu Reader…

How are you doing? Do you remember the bodice I dyed? Do you want to know what I did out of it? Come on, Let me show you My Shrug!

16T My Shrug(Photography by my husband, Venu)

Here it is! A shrug can be patterned or plain. I decided it to be plain. Hmm, I know you want to know how I made it. Now, let us go back to Love To Dye Your Own?

11T 8 Dyeing at Home

This is how my bodice looked after dyeing. I wanted to convert it into a shrug. First, I decided a pattern for the shrug. I planned to give a curved shape. I made a paper pattern as pictured below.

16T Paper Pattern for Shrug Front

I laid the bodice flat and opened it as shown.

16T 1

I placed the paper pattern at the front. I marked the shape. I cut the front to shape as


16T Shrug Making

I made bias strips using the 2 triangular pieces. I made a cord out of these bias strips. I have shown the step-by-step procedure of making a cord.

16T Bias Strips & Cord DIY

Turned out cord looks as shown below. I added fabric tassels at the cord bottom (Picture).

16T Bias Strip Cords & Fabric Tassels

Do you remember, I had removed the side seams of the bodice? It was to ensure proper dyeing. I stitched the side seam again. I attached the cords at front and I turned and stitched the bottom edge as shown.

16T My Shrug & Cord16T Turned & Stitched Edge

Now my shrug is ready!

16T Shrug

Some style tips related to Shrugs:

Shrugs create emphasis. So, it suits the best for proportionate and under developed/petite figures. Shrugs visually lift waistlines. So, the person looks taller. Convex curvy shrug shown here is the best for wide shoulders. concave curved shrugs are the best for narrow shoulders.

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A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College (Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.


  1. interesting. i liked the way you reused your dress.

  2. I am so glad to see this post.

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  4. You are so cool! So nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. Realy thank you for starting this up. This website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

  5. Beautiful piece of work. Love the color. The collar sits just right and the stitching is perfect. Very nice. Have a sewtastic Monday!

  6. I could definitely see your skills in the work and your writing.

    The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

  7. Loved it… You are very creative… I too love sewing though I am lazy to get started.

  8. that is a gorgeous piece of clothing. Thank you so much for taking the time to detail the steps involved.

  9. Hi Sindoo, I am a sewing enthusiast. Since I’m not trained I was looking for a blog that would help me in sewing some basic things. Your blog is one of the best that I have come across. Your explanation is very simple and in detail. It has given me confidence to try my hand at some things. I love the shrug that you’ve made. I’m planning to try it out. I will keep you posted on how it turned out.

    • Hi Vasumathi,

      Accept my apologies for my delayed reply. Happy that you are a sewing enthusiast who is keen about designing. Glad that you like my posts and this shrug. Eager to know how did it turn out… Keep visiting πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

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