Monday, January 21, 2008

Variations on a Scarf

We have two real seasons in Tucson and one rather non-committal season: Spring, Summer, and the rest is “What the heck is going on with the weather?” As such, our wardrobes are a tad schizophrenic.

The Button Scarf project as directed by the Finny and Donk’s Sewing Adventure project involved faux fur. I just cannot get my head around the idea of faux fur so I opted to use something else.

I also decided the scarf must fit into my wardrobe. There’s more color in my closet than represented in these photos, but I have a black linen dress, a jacket, and other items with which I can wear the scarf in fun ways.

Although I did use the pattern instructions from Simple Gifts to Stitch: 30 Elegant and Easy Projects, I varied from the original instructions as follows:

  1. I extended the length of the scarf by 6-inches.

  2. Linen was my fabric of choice.

  3. I’ve made the scarf reversible.

  4. I used a leather button on one side and a reproduction vintage button on the reverse side.

  5. My fabric choice allows the scarf to be folded along one edge to give it two additional look variations.


Anonymous said...

Very sharp, June! You are so far ahead of the game, too; I've not even decided on my fabrics yet. Like you, though, I can't quite bring myself around to the idea of faux fur. Who the heck do I know that would find that useful?

Ali said...

It's very elegant June. Good job!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful adaptation of the pattern. I love how you suited it perfectly to your own wardrobe.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Quite nice, June. To think last week, all we needed was a sweater and a pair of gloves. Today....I'm not going anywhere! Sounds like a dream to use a scarf as a fashion accessory instead of for keeping your breath from freezing LOL

Unknown said...

That looks beautiful! Yours is the first one I have seen, great job!

Anonymous said...

It was below zero here this weekend. To add insult to injury, the Packers lost. Love your scarf, though. You always have a knack for making something extra lovely.

wardstorms said...

I love the button scarf. Linen would be my choice too. Cute buttons too.

Storybook Woods said...

June, I love you scarf and what a simple but brilliant idea. xoxoxo Clarice

African Kelli said...

LOVE love love it. SO fabulous! And the linen is a great call for Arizona.

Yummers! said...

So lovely, June. I really like the way you designed yours. I'm not a faux fur person either. I like the way you turned the edge over a bit... looks great.

Up here in the frozen tundra we're wearing turtle necks under wool ski sweaters, tights under pants, and wool socks in wool clogs. We look fat!!

Lena said...

This is such a wonderful and versatile pattern June. I think your scarf is lovely.

I saw the reproduction La Mode buttons at the fabric store the other day. I really like them!

Anonymous said...

Oh June it's beautiful. Love all the variations.

Rosemary said...

Very nice June!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi, Thanks so much for stopping by!
What a great scarf! I love that its reversible.
Maybe I should make one to go with my fleece-y hat. LOL

Kimberly :)

calamitykim said...

oh, I love it! We have one season here- it's called "hotter than hell" and it lasts 310 days a year! It was 48 the other day and I went for a bike ride- I was so thrilled! I really like your snazzy scarf!