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From: MaryW
Date: 09-05-2003, 10:01 AM (1 of 3)
I am posting this for someone else. Please respond if you can help her, thanks.

I'm hoping you can help me. I purchased a beautiful
fringed western shawl in Nashville and paid a bundle
for it. It comes to a V in the back, drapes over the
shoulders and comes to points down the front. It
looks fairly simple to make, and I'd like to make some
for gifts. I'm just not good enough to make a pattern
from this shawl, and I sure don't want to chance
ruining it by taking it apart. Do you by any chance
have patterns for this or know where I can find one.
I'm also checking with local folks who do alterations.
Thanks for any response.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 09-05-2003, 06:52 PM (2 of 3)
I assume its made from fabric.. (not knitted or crocheted) Lay it out as flat as possible. See how many pieces it is in. Copy pieces on paper.. newspaper, wrapping paper, whatever you have.. Then when you have traced the pieces, examine the way they are put together.. and which way is the grain of the fabric.. Cut minature pieces of scrap fabric and make prictice ones til you get the method that works... , then make your master pattern.. then examine the fringe.. decide whether to make it , buy fringe, or substitute some other trim... TESTS, and more testing are the secret to copying something of this sort.. I would never take it apart, I have made blouse and dress patterns without taking them apart... I just fold and re-fold to get the piece I want to copy as flat as possible and then draw it..:cool:
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: venusia
Date: 09-28-2003, 01:46 PM (3 of 3)
Shawls can be very easy to make and generally done using 2 rectangle pieces. Look at knitting patterns for shawls they always show the measurents and pieces.
User: venusia
Member since: 09-28-2003
Total posts: 3
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