My sister has been creating all kinds of cool scarves out of scraps that’s she’s trimmed off pants or snipped off skirts. They are awesome.
And they got me thinking. A couple scarves would be pretty simple to do and I have some fabulous fabric. This one I got from my sister. She says it was leftover from a dress that my mother had. She remembers it because my brother fell asleep on my mom’s lap in church one Sunday and the pattern imprinted on his cheek.
I used the instructions found here: http://thecottagemama.com/2011/05/lightweight-spring-infinity-scarf/
They are very easy.
This weekend, I decided to sort through a couple boxes of leftovers from various projects. There were a lot of t-shirt sleeves. Hmm, will have to come up with something to do with them. I also found two thrift store dresses I purchased to make the girls dance skirts. I cut the bottom 10 inches or so off and put elastic in the waist so they would have something pretty to wear with their leotards. More than half the time, they preferred to wear the leotards skirtless. Figures.
There appeared to be enough fabric left to attempt a scarf from one of the dresses. It had to be pieced and this was tricky because the dress was cut on the bias and the material was slippery. Some of the edges are a bit wobbly, but since you wear the scarf twisted, it doesn’t really matter.
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