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« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2007 07:41:12 PM »

i really like it,
it is quite Victorian. 

That's another wonderful word to describe it - thanks liking it  Grin
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« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2007 07:44:22 PM »

So I showed the scarf to a friend of mine, and she commissioned me to create this scarf....and paid $20 for it! (Though I charged her $15.  She didn't have change Wink)

Things changed:
  - Color (obviously)
  - Button/button hole are placed on the scarf symmetrically
  - Fringe taken away - replaced with scallops (but they curl under when worn)

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« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2007 07:56:25 PM »

Wow that is so awesome..I love the length and everything! Would you mind sharing the amount of fabric you used on the commisioned one?
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« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2007 07:57:55 PM »

Wow that is so awesome..I love the length and everything! Would you mind sharing the amount of fabric you used on the commisioned one?

About 1/4 of a yard. Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2007 08:10:37 PM »

I bought a bunch of fleece to make scarfs for Christmas presents, but none of them have come out looking as cool as this one, haha. Thanks so much for sharing! *wonders how soon she could get her hands on some elastic thread*

Oh, and I love how in the first picture the scarf gives you the look of a high collar, or whatnot, but I think it's because that final row of stitching is so far from the edge.
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« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2007 08:24:30 PM »

this second version is much sharper. very nice. i'd pay at least $15 for a handmade scarf like that. more if the fabric was good quality. even more if there were more design features.

my suggestion for creating a lacey edge is to use a tool called the sizzix paddle. they are designed for paper but work very well with felt and, i assume, fleece as well.

does this link work?
http://i3.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/cd/24/9ac8_1.JPG

they aren't being produced anymore but you can still find them on ebay.

i don't mind the look of the edge curled under but i think you can discourage the fabric from doing this by ending your gathering stitches an inch or two before the end of the scarf. it looks pretty great as is though. much better without the fringe.

the one other thing i would suggest is to do a machine button hole (from what i can see yours looks done by hand) before stitching if getting the placement right is possible. you Can do it afterwards on the machine but it may be a bit awkward. and i'd use the same colour thread as the scarf unless you are using contrasting thread on the gathering stitches as well. (eta, use some tear-away stabilizer under the buttonhole to keep the fabric from stretching when you sew it on the machine.)

well, there's my 14 cents. hope it was useful!
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« Reply #46 on: December 20, 2007 08:28:21 PM »

Oh, and I love how in the first picture the scarf gives you the look of a high collar, or whatnot, but I think it's because that final row of stitching is so far from the edge.

Thanks!  I like how adding a row of stitching changed the appearance quite a bit.



MonkeyThumb - wow!  Thanks for all your advice!  That sizzix paddle seems pretty neat...I def. need to try it.  Thanks again for all the awesome tips you shared.

God bless!
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« Reply #47 on: December 20, 2007 08:30:53 PM »

girl, anytime. i took design in school and have been sewing since gran could get needle and thread in my hands. when i see something good i Know it and your scarf is excellent! highly inspiring.
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« Reply #48 on: December 20, 2007 08:37:41 PM »

Oh...that one is gorgeous! I like this one better!
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« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2007 08:39:26 PM »

Oh...that one is gorgeous! I like this one better!

Thank you muchly  Smiley
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