Someone had dropped this scarf on my route to work.
Their loss was my gain.
I had originally intended to make it into a kimono, but most of the pattern action was in one corner. I got inspiration from pinterest and decided to make it into a top instead.
The scarf was quite large, 110cm square, with a hand rolled edge. There was a label but it was blank, I think the fabric is some kind of fine floaty rayon, its definitely not silk.
This clever lady has worked out a way of cutting a square and 2 triangles out of a square shaped scarf which works as the pieces of a top.
Here is an ‘in progress’ photo of my version. Like the original, my scarf had a useful border to add interest.
Due to the large size of my scarf it was going to turn out as a tunic. I had enough fabric to make both front and back necklines much higher than the original.
The fabric was very slippery and frayed a lot, this was not something I managed to put together in a couple of hours, but most of the time was spent with minor adjustments to the fit, as I am becoming a bit of a perfectionist.
Here is the final version.
And me wearing it
The bias cut produces a garment that naturally hangs nicely, and, like a kimono this top has a loose and floaty nature. It’s also extremely light and folds up into nothing.
I could not believe my eyes when I spotted a box full of patterns left out on the street for anyone to take, near my home. Does someone know where I live?
I had a rummage through and took as many as would fit in my bag.
Ok, they are dated, but sewing patterns left practically on your doorstep can’t just be passed by.