My nearly six year old daughter wanted me to make something for her for her birthday. Somehow, I remembered her ballet teacher often wears a shrug at dance class, so I suggested making one for her. She jumped at the idea, although she kept calling it the wrong name.
When I suggested the idea I thought it would be easy to find a pattern online. Well, it was not that easy. I did, however, find several patterns for women and finally settled on a pattern (the link will download a pdf) that started at a size 0 that I thought I could modify to fit.
I ended up taking out about 26 rows of the pattern to make it fit my daughter. I held the shrug up to her as I made it and tried it on her several times while sewing up the seams. She loves it and it was not that difficult to make. One parent at ballet class said I should make them to sell, so maybe I will whip up another one for my shop.
I let my daughter keep it once it was finished instead of waiting for her birthday. I don’t think she could have waited until next month after having tried it on throughout the process of making it.