donÂ´t know what exactly i should call this style, i was inspired by the ancient, dusted look of steampunk and glossy functional fabrics from biker clothing. i have a slightly moderate steampunk and biker fashion addiction...
and i donÂ´t like sweatshirts because of the long sleeves which you canÂ´t take off if it gets too warm, so i have an army of shrugs at home in several varieties and wear shirts or tops underneath. when i was playing around with a sweatshirt pattern i came up with lots of shrug designs. a few i have already made (the rockabilly shrug in my jumpsuit post, a beetlejuice-ified version for a swap, some i gave away). this one is made of black jersey, tea-dyed (by myself) cotton jersey and black rib-knit.
i parted the sleeves in three sections: the upper section is black jersey and has pleats to create a puff sleeve, the lower section is cream cotton jersey with unfinished hem, the intermediate strip is black rib-knit.
my normal shrugs are open at the front, so i decided to have a front panel this time, framed with cream jersey.
i attached a band made of rib-knit all way round, so it creates a stand-up collar at the neck.
the two jerseys werenÂ´t expensive, the knit was a donation from my teacher, so all in all a cheap project!