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Topic: Thrifted Sweater into Ruffly-Victorianesque Scarf! *Updated*  (Read 7278 times)
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nomadtheeskimo
« on: January 19, 2009 03:44:36 PM »

*Update*
If anyone is interested, I made an Instructable for this project. I guess it could be pretty useful if you have one of those fancy-shmancy pro accounts where you can print it out and everything. Here it is:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Victorian-esque-Ruffle-Scarf-In-less-tha/

Also, it is entered in a contest on the site, so if you like it, put in a vote! Thanks for your support on this tutorial, and I am really interested in seeing pictures if anyone has made one!
Thanks!
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I made this:


Into this:


I found the sweater for 2 dollars at our on-campus thrift store.
The color is really awesome, and it is all merino wool, so it's really soft.
And to add to the satisfaction, I whipped out this scarf in no time flat.

This is my first real project on my new sewing machine!! So excited.

Well... my actual first project was a tank top for my roommate's bear:


But she got angry because he's a boy bear.

I told her that bears have gender issues too and she should accept him the way he is.

Anyways, I made a tutorial and posted it as my very first blog post:
http://thecraftivistshakedown.wordpress.com/

I'm just starting out, so I apologize that the image spacing is still a bit wonky..
(That's why I opted not to post the tutorial in this thread, I didn't want to subject all you lovely people to my images barfing themselves all over your screen.)
But I will get better. I hope.

Thanks!

P.s. If you make this scarf, post pictures!!
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plummy
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009 04:04:28 PM »

this is definitely the cutest idea i've ever seen for a scarf, i'm totally trying this out later tonight!  thanks for the tutorial!
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Genesis1:1
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009 04:23:35 PM »

Oh this is great , u totally have me laughing!  love that you recon`ed it from a sweater. Great job , if I try it I will post!
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009 02:34:07 PM »

lush scarf, looks SO warm, and lovely colour Cheesy
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KMOM13
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009 11:07:03 PM »

It looks very fashionable.

Most other ruffled scarves involve buying special elastic thread that my involve buying a special needle or even owning a special type of fancy sewing machine. 

With your method and tutorial, it is much less intimidaing and even a novice sewer with a basic sewing machine could make this with less effort and expense.

Thanks for sharing it with all of us!
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altesse du ciel
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009 01:39:57 PM »

cute! thanks for the tutorial! i'm pretty sure i can brave my sewing machine to do this <3
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pibblestiltskin
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009 07:20:57 AM »

Oh my gosh! I am so not patient enough to sew anything decent (although I have dreams of becoming a crafty thrift shop recon diva). I just whipped up this scarf out of an boring itchy sweater that I never wear and it is really cute. I am now kicking myself for not getting that $.99 cashmere sweater at the thrift because I didn't know what to do with it.... sigh.. I hope I can find another.

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julietalpha
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009 11:16:28 PM »

What a neat scarf!  And what a bargain!  You've done a great job and the colour looks good too.
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So much to make, so little time!
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2009 04:56:12 AM »

This scarf is SO cute! You did an awesome job! And your bear tank is cute and totally male-appropriate!
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nomadtheeskimo
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009 03:07:58 PM »

And your bear tank is cute and totally male-appropriate!

I'm glad you think so. That's what I tried telling my roommate. Lol.

Next time I guess I'll make him something more stereotypically manly.
Like a bear-sized football jersey?
haha.
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