I’ve been staring at The Aralia Shawl post for days, incredibly jealous of how cool our lead blogger Courtney looks twirling around in it. Although that fabulous burnout panel is long gone, there are plenty of marvelous fabrics at Mood to use with this pattern. I chose to use one of the velvet laces and paired it with beaded fringe, creating the perfect shawl for any season. Any lace or burnout will work, so get creative and pair some funky fabrics with trendy trims!
Fabrics & materials used:
- 2 yards Navy Geometric Velvet Lace
- 1/2 yard Navy Solid Bamboo Jersey
- 2 yards Light Blue Teardrop Fringe
- MDF001 – The Aralia Shawl Sewing Pattern (Free download below!)
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What I love about this fabric and trim pairing in particular is that it honestly can be worn in any season. The chevron pattern makes me think of a beach cover up over a white bikini, drinking Mai Tai’s on a remote island, relaxing in the cool shade of the jungle as the hot sun beats down on the beach, the sound of the ocean the only thing that permeates the silence of a relaxing day off. But, the navy paired with the clear beading makes me think of icicles, of hosting a winter wonderland party in a snow-dusted cabin, the only lights are the candles on every surface of the room, flutes of champagne juxtaposed with mugs of hot coffee, the shawl covering up a classic Little Black Dress.
The original Aralia was made with a long panel, so mine did end up shorter because I followed the pattern, which I’m definitely grateful for because I am clumsy enough as is. The fabric was super easy to work with, and so was this pattern. I’m very new to sewing, and I was terrified the pattern would look like an alien language to me. Fortunately, I was able to put it together with ease.
Where will you be wearing the Aralia Shawl? What fabric and trim combinations are you dreaming up? Let me know in the comments!