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scarf no more

Added Jul 16, 2010

by laura oprea

Bucharest, Romania






Once a scarf, now a blouse :)




Garment Type
Beach, Casual

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    Jul 17, 2010, 07.20 PMby smalldose

    Beautiful, beautiful sleeves.

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    Jul 16, 2010, 05.44 PMby smallone

    ohhh ohh ohh I just hit paydirt at the thirft store…must have happened on someones silk scarf collection …anyhoos have been musing back and forth on what to make with them all…was looking at kimono style tops thinking maybe Burda Styles Bambi cami…and all round not really coming to a conclusion.

    So now I see your wonderful creation…this is such a great upcycle firstly because if you know what it is made of you think how creative….and secondly because it does not stand out as made from a scarf…it’s a perfect garment in its own right!

    so of course I have a question….how did you make this wonderful top?

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      Jul 17, 2010, 10.51 PMby laura oprea

      First, thank you :)
      I tried to load some sketches to show you the process, but I think the Burda website doesn’t like my drawing, ‘cause doesn’t want to show the pictures. Maybe all the problems will be solved, soon :)
      Till then I’ll just explain it to you.

      This is how I made it: I had a huge scarf and took as inspiration a blouse I’m wearing at home, that is large and comfortable. The bottom is 64 cm (25,2 in) large and the length from the top to the bottom is approximately 47 cm (18,5 in). I made the sleeves as long as I could do them (meaning, till the edge of the scarf – approximately 30 cm/11,8 in). After cutting and sewing it together I tried it on and thought that would be nice to shorten the sleeves, but keeping the edges, so I decided to gather the upper part.
      Hope this was useful :)

    • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

      Jul 23, 2010, 05.42 AMby smallone

      Laura I see you sketches and with the description it all makes great sense…that you for explaining…unfortunately I dont think my scarves are this big…but I may get to short cut on sleeves out of them…thank you sooo much for explaining the process.

    • 5b_large

      Jul 23, 2010, 03.50 PMby laura oprea

      I’m glad this was helpful. I think you can play with scarfs, you can adapt to the form and the size of the scarf / scarfs. It’s a game :) Maybe you’ll discover another way to use it :)

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    Jul 16, 2010, 05.06 PMby violetsky

    What a fantastic idea. It looks amazing.

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    Jul 16, 2010, 03.29 PMby tinybows

    What a creative idea! Love the style of this!

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      Jul 17, 2010, 10.54 PMby laura oprea

      Thank you for the comment :)

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    Jul 16, 2010, 02.42 PMby dezi

    Great idea! This is gorgeous!

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    Jul 16, 2010, 02.12 PMby libbysharf

    Love it!! What pattern did you use? I have some old scarfs too that I’m thinking of turning into something.

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      Jul 16, 2010, 04.34 PMby laura oprea

      No pattern actually :)

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    Jul 16, 2010, 02.12 PMby libbysharf

    Love it!! What pattern did you use? I have some old scarfs too that I’m thinking of turning into something.

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    Jul 16, 2010, 12.52 PMby jaimesews


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