Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another Scarf Refashion

Mittie May has once again agreed to model my creations for me. Today she is sporting this gorgeous blue scarf that I have refashioned from a shirt. The shirt was a double layer of the most delicate of fabrics, airy and feminine. Doesn't she look beautiful?

First I cut of the top and sides. I next separated the layers and laid them side by side. I then cut off the pointed ends. Oops. I should have left them on. But got distracted by something my toddler was doing and quickly snipped off the ends. So they have to be sewn back on. Line up the layers end to end and sew them together. Sew the pointed ends back on. Then fold in half lengthwise with right sides together. Turn right side out. And voila. I have another lovely scarf to add to my collection.










18 comments:

  1. Hi Trudy,
    thanks for your sweet comment.
    I love your scarf, and the idea of reusing an old shirt, it came out real wonderfull.

    xo Dorthe

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  2. So pretty and love the color! Still can't get over how people come up with all these great ideas. :)

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  3. Love the fabric and color. I've been saving all the fabric I can get my hands on for just something like that. I will try....you make it look easy!
    Thanks.

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  4. like the idea of this scarf thanks for your comments on my pastel drawings. this week its been half term so have been taking my sons to free sports sessions at the local leisure centre all week..I am still amazed at how you and Shona are homeschool mums is this a Texan thing..they would drive me mad if they were home all the time glad they are back at school next week.

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  5. This turned out so pretty! What a great idea to refashion shirts into scarves!

    Thanks for your comment on my sons room. I have a lot of ideas that I can't wait to implement. I'll definitely share them with everyone as I finish them. :) Hoping you have a great day!

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  6. wow Trudy!!! What a fab idea!!! I love the reuse of fabrics, and the repurpose of garments. I grew up with my grandmother who did that. She was one lady with a sophisticated sense of style! She died in 1974, and was not dawdy (like I really am...lol). I did not get her sense of fashion. My mom always wanted her sense of clothes but it didn't translate past Grandmother! Keep up the great ideas. I do use older clothes for quilts (husband's work shirts) and other clothes for Dolls. I also love the feminine clothing of the past!!! I loved them and remember lots of wonderful clothes before the late 60's when fashion took a dive! Yep, I'm more of the hippy style. :}

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  7. Trudy, read this blog...she is from Denmark so I can't read her blog, but she has the same ideas of repurposing!
    http://kirsten-fleurdeboheme.blogspot.com/

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  8. Excellent reuse project. Love that color.

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  9. Hi Trudy, lovely scarf project. Just like magic one thing turns into another.

    Thank you for entering my OWOH Giveaway & visiting me too.

    I've joined your Follow list & I hope you'll Follow me on my site as well.

    Cosmic Blessings,
    Lyndy Ward

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  10. What a cute idea! Looks great!

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  11. Great job Trudy, that is a clever use of an old shirt.

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  12. Hey I saw your photo in Vogue patterns magazine! You look beautiful in your pink shirt.
    I've had a lot of problems leaving a comment on your blog for a few days, but what I wanted to say last Friday was that your scarf would have looked great with my outfit!
    Laughed when you described accidentally cutting off the edging and having to re-attach, we've all done that when trying to accomplish two tasks at once!
    Beautiful end result..

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  13. better late then never cool web page.
    cynthia

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  14. HI Trudy, LOVE the scarf. What a wonderful Wardrobe Re-Fashion! Thanks for sharing. In and Because of HIM, Susan

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  15. Hi Trudy,

    I am the mother of an eighteen year old girl who has a passion for fashion and would like to learn garment construction, however, I know next to nothing regarding this. Would you be interested in teaching her and helping her to create a portfolio for her ultimate goal of attending a fashion design school. You can contact me at jaelins@att.net

    Thank You
    Jaelin

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