Shrugs had never interested me enough to buy or wear one, but the one in Ottobre's 5-2012 issue appealed to me enough that I went to effort of making one!
My local fabric warehouse happened to have a couple of nice sweater knits in colors I liked - that's a rarity. I do buy fabric online, but I'm not willing to take the risk with sweater knits as most of those I run into have a horrible synthetic texture. Well, this one is very soft and stretchy and it's cream, not stark white. Very nice.
Aside from figuring out how to neatly hem the thing, the sewing effort is not too challenging once you wrap your mind around the layout and construction.
The dress is looks very simple since the print is hiding all the details. It has raglan sleeves and pintucks at the neckline. It's an easy-to-wear summer dress. I may go back and give some shape to the side seams.
Shrug: Warmly Wrapped wrap-around Jacket (Ottobre 5-2012-2)
Dress: Lana Knit Dress (Ottobre 5-2010-10)