This pattern is available to active Cashmerette Club members only. This is the PDF pattern for November 2022.
Sew a vintage-style cover-up with the Caroll Shrug! The Caroll is inspired by the groundbreaking creations of fashion designer Claire McCardell in the late 1940s. The Caroll is a simple, bias cut cover-up that can be sewn in just about any fabric—woven or knit. This versatile pattern can be made in a single fabric or color blocked and can be made either lined or as a single layer. The Caroll is designed to pair with the Rockwell Dress, but looks fabulous over any dress or top.
The Caroll Shrug was created in collaboration with fashion historian Julie Eilber.
Sizes A-C; includes 33-62” full bust. This shrug does not fit into the standard Cashmerette sizing.
Main fabric: Light- to mid-weight fabrics. This design is very versatile and can be made out of most fabrics, either woven or knit. Choose a fabric based on the look you are going for; for a dramatic structured look use a mid-weight fabric such as jacquard or ponte, if you prefer a softer look go for a fabric with more drape such as rayon or jersey.
Lining: Lightweight woven lining such as bemberg rayon or a lightweight jersey.
Microtex, ballpoint, or stretch needle (depending on fabric choice), thread.
Jenny is wearing a Rockwell Dress in a size 4 and a Caroll Shrug in a size C. Her measurements are 44" high bust, 49" full bust, 42" waist, and 46" hips.
Julie is wearing a Rockwell Dress in a size 2 and a Caroll Shrug in a size A. Her measurements are 38" high bust, 41" full bust, 37" waist, and 45.5" hips.
Jan Marie is wearing a Rockwell Dress in a size 2 and a Caroll Shrug in a size A. Her measurements are 33.5" high bust, 37" full bust, 28" waist, and 40" hips.