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Topic: Pretty but useless silk scarf turned into pretty and useful blouse  (Read 14456 times)
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« on: January 07, 2008 07:19:34 PM »

I have had this silk scarf kicking around for years.  I really liked it, but never once used it for anything.  I got brave enough to cut it up and this is the result:







It was this pattern that inspired me, but I didn't actually follow it since it's in German and Google's translation efforts were... interesting.  I may try it again in the recommended jersey knit (where I have more fabric to spare and don't have to be so stingy - I'd like it a tad longer.)
http://www.brigitte.de/kreativ/selbermachen/wickeltop/index.html

Thanks any advance for any comments!
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 07:22:15 PM »

That's lovely!  I'll have to make one of those as well- does yours look more or less like the german one when it's off?
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008 07:27:07 PM »

This is really awesome -- so many times scarves are beautiful, but as you said, pretty darn useless.... I can see using this same pattern and perhaps attaching a second scarf to make the skirt of a child's dress.  Think about posting a tute, because I am German impaired! lol
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 07:28:12 PM »

Wow...that is a sexy-hot top...way to go!
I am stunned...really---it is stunning.  I can think of so many places and times to wear that--none of which exist in my mid-western stay at home mom world...
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008 07:29:12 PM »

Thanks! 

Aside from being smaller (since I had a finite amount of fabric to work with), it looks pretty much the same when flattened out. 

The construction wasn't too difficult, between the funny translation from Google and the pictures you can get the general idea.

Edited to make sense:  It looks pretty much the same as the pattern image when it's flattened out Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008 07:52:46 PM »

ha, this is like the opposite of my last project, turning a silk blouse into a silk scarf.

I like your shirt a lot, I'll have to go through my scarf collection now....
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008 07:58:39 PM »

Ooh such a cute top, and you look like a hottie in it! lol

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008 08:38:09 PM »

This is SOOOO bookmarked! It's fantastic! Never would have guess it was handmade. Beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2008 11:59:32 PM »

ahhh i hate how useless scarfs like that are! i get so frustrated when i see people buy them but now i'll convince myself that they are all making sweet shirts like this!
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008 05:01:10 AM »

that's awesome! I have a giant silk scarf I never use, I am totally going to try this!
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