I originally set out to design a cape, an extra winter layer that I could pull-on without inflaming an injured shoulder. The pattern was created by draping directly onto the stand and the end result lands somewhere between cape and shrug, the best of both worlds.
It's made here in an open weave wool and will work best in medium weight winter coat fabrics with a soft drape. You could use a heavier felted or boiled wool but I'd probably recommend going up a size. The gently sloping shoulder line and relaxed open sleeves combined together with elasticized bands create shape without restricting movement which means it's easy to put on and take off, perfect.
The SHORTY is available from my Etsy store in Australian sizes 8-14, a size conversion chart can be found right here. It's shown together with THE LONG SKINNY made in a wool blend printed jersey found at Tessuti in Melbourne.