The Easy Ruffle Shrug: free pdf pattern from SewCanShe


Last week I spent all my sewing time making dresses for my girls, but the patterns I had chosen were sleeveless so then I needed something to cover those little shoulders!

Introducing the Easy Ruffle Shrug! This pattern was written by me, I once sold it as a .pdf pattern, but now I’m offering it to my SewCanShe readers as a free download here.

I couldn’t show it off and not let you make it too, lol! Read on if you want to see my girl’s Easter outifits for 2014…

For Cadie I stitched up a little shirred top and bubble skirt that I found in Ottobre Design magazine issue 03/2012. That’s some of my favorite Heather Ross Far Far Away double gauze for her top and some Michael Miller Dumb Dot for the skirt. Cadie is so happy that her outfit is all pink!


I made Chloe’s dress from that same issue of Ottobre Design. I simplified it a bit by leaving out the piping. The big soft pleats at the waist make her look so grown up to me! And I have no idea where this pretty rose print came from… Chloe picked it out of my stash.



I’m so happy that I had this little shrug pattern up my ‘sleeve’ because I really had run out of time and needed something quick. There is only one pattern piece to cut out (plus the ruffle).

I hope you make lots of little shrugs for your daughters and grand-daughters using my free pattern and show them all to me in a Show Off Saturday post!

Happy Sewing!

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  1. Elisabetta says:

    Thank you so much for this kind gift you’re giving us!

  2. Jo Lockwood says:

    They are beautiful. Thank you for thinking about others. Can you answer a question please? Is the little dress you made in one piece or two. The last one I made was about 30yrs ago with an old treadle machine. I have the material for my youngest granddaughter and some for long ones for my daughter and myself

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