I love my houndstooth shrug immensely, even with it's imperfections, so I was ready to cut into my "real" fabric.
mother gave me. I believe she picked it up at Waechter's Fine Fabrics while on a visit to North Carolina. It is absolutely divine, and I wanted to make it into something special, but not so special that I wouldn't wear it often.
Ann suggested facing the edges with silk chiffon, rather than using the bands as per the pattern.