Added Jun 30, 2011
I went antique shopping with my mom a few days ago, and found this really nice old scarf; a big, silk square in a great orange print. It was cheap too, so I started carrying it around with me and then I came upon a bolt of maybe two or three yards of lace, stained in a few places so it was really cheap. I realized the two could possibly look great together, so I bought both for a bit over $5.
The top didn’t take a pattern, or really much effort at all. I folded the scarf in half, cut out a neck hole (completely winging it, so it turned out a LITTLE large), and sewed the side seams with nice spacious arm holes. I gathered the front of the top by the neckline for a little bit of shape, and finished it with a strip of bias binding made from the lace. Then I added a lace panel to the bottom of the scarf which is two tiers thick (the bottom one being slightly longer).
This is the first thing I’ve made since my prom dress, and I am in love with the project. It was easy, spur of the moment, didn’t take a pattern or anything elaborate, and perfect for boiling summer weather. I may do it again!
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