|My new scarf!|
laptop bag. So that left me with 2 or so random pieces of blue fabric where I liked the print, but there wasn't enough yardage to do much. Including this beachy batik-looking chiffon number.
Fast-forward to the end of Me-Made-May this year, and my thought that I should make some warm-weather accessories that, you know, aren't made of beads. The thought came to me to use that chiffon to make a scarf. I haven't traditionally been much of a fashion scarf person, and I do loooooove me some funky beaded jewelry. But I'm also kind of famous among my circle of friends and family for getting cold ridiculously easily. This includes in the summer, when stores and restaurants and my fiance crank their ACs to insane levels and my body goes into thermal shock when stepping into that from the humid, high 80s-plus-degree weather that we've had pretty consistently all summer. Yeah, warm-weather layers are a good investment.
I'm really happy with how this one turned out, and it was pretty easy to make, albeit a little time-consuming. I don't have a ton of pics of the process, but here's how I did it:
Step 3: The most fun step: Those unstitched ends? I unraveled them. The full 3". I'll admit it, I sometimes have a destructive streak, and this was a good tv-watching activity. (My fiance was rather confused about what I was trying to do, which added to the fun!)
And there you have it! I do wish this scarf was a little longer, because its length kind of limits my styling options. I may have to invest in some kind of scarf slide, like maybe this one. (I like that it doubles as a hair accessory, and I'm afraid a pin would leave some serious holes in this fabric.) So I may have to play around with this idea again sometime!