I have always been a fan of scarves. They are feminine, fluid and so graceful. They brighten up a dull outfit, ward off the cold and can signify that you are a member of a group. What else in the universe is so - - universal?
I personally have a very short neck and a large scarf is an overpowering element for me. As time marched on, I have some features on my neck that were not there just a short time ago. I am interested in concealing those lines (OK, I said it - lines, wrinkles, turkey neck).
If you were at the Community Circle in 2009, you met Rita Faro - - Well, you did not exactly meet her, you more got exposed to the whirlwind that is known as Rita Faro! She does have a blog. Stop by and tell her I sent you!
She has this scarf in her book "Life is Not A Dress Size." which is only available in the secondary market.
Here is the scarf. I took it from Rita's book, and we discussed its ‘ownership' and could not determine who it belongs to, so you are getting the instructions free.
The basic measurements are 21" by 13" by 4" by a curve. This requires a 5/8 of a yard of 45" material, so you may have a scrap piece that is just right for this project. As noted in the pattern area, that curve can be done as you please. There is no wrong way to do it. I was thinking that I could do it as a straight line if I wanted it that way.
If you are taller, you might want to increase the 21" length. If you want the shoulders wider, increase the 13" side.
You could use just one piece. In that case, you would have to use a fabric without a ‘right and wrong' side. You would finish it with a rolled hem on the edge.
I have a beautiful pattern on a (too bulky) scarf and I am going to use it to make a converted scarf for myself.
For this demo, I choose the 2 piece design, and added embroidery near the bottom of the curve on all the tail ends. The fabric I used is cotton, but I could have used any light weight material. It would even be interesting for a 'fur' type of material around the holidays. Hmm. . .
The rose is absolutely fantastic. It has 3 greens and 4 reds making the shading and detail very well presented. It is being given to all my readership!!! Rosebud You can use this design as an accent to so many things! Thank You Ann!
The rose would be elegant on anyone of the AllAboutBlanks items. Check that blog for information and ideas:
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