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thestarcow
« on: May 17, 2011 12:16:56 PM »

So I haven't done any sewing in a while, but got inspired after browsing the reconstructed section here. I used a really pretty square scarf that I thrifted years ago, but never actually used, and an old t-shirt that fit nicely but had this awful glitter print that I had painted a looong time ago. And with our powers combined, you get THIS:









Super-duper simple. If anyone wants instructions, let me know! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011 01:03:50 PM »

That is adorable! I have a vintage scarf that I never use, so I would definately love a tutorial!
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011 02:06:53 PM »

Awesome! Here's a quick tute I threw together. Just ask if anything seems unclear, it's my first tutorial. I'm sure there are a variety of ways to do this, but being a noob, I just winged it! Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011 02:32:24 PM »

This is beautiful!  I so want one, so thanks for the tutorial!  Now to find a pretty scarf...
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011 05:27:40 PM »

This is FAB!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE, note to self must find old scarfs Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011 06:18:21 PM »

Thank you for the tutorial!
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011 09:24:21 PM »

I like it! It looks really retro 70's, it's schweeeeeeet!
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011 08:44:55 AM »

I love this!  I've got a drawer full of scarves that I bought to go with outfits I no longer have, so this looks like a GREAT project for me to try.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011 10:37:22 AM »

OMG thanks for all the enthusiasm! I'm totally dying to make other variations on this design, too. If y'all make something from the tutorial, make sure to post (I don't know if you can link your thread to a reply in this one, maybe?) because I'd love to see!
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011 10:54:42 AM »

I was thinking, since I'd like to make one that I can wear to work, about sewing the shoulders together in three or four places, accented with pretty buttons or beads, like a Greek (Roman?) chiton, sort of.

Also, I am really hesitant to cut up the two scarves I have, even though I never wear them (my dad brought them back from Singapore when I was a teenager, so they're mostly sentimental), so I'm thinking about just using some pretty silky fabric.  It's more hemming, but I think it'd work the same way!
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011 11:44:53 AM »

The buttons/beads sound like a great idea! I was thinking of stitching the outermost corner on the sleeves too, to leave a little gap in that sort of greek style. But the fabric is just a tiny bit stiff, and I was afraid they'd pop up and look weird. Also noticed when wearing it today, that my bra is fairly visible under the arms. Maybe stitching just a bit under the arm and down to the t-shirt bit would solve that, if you need a work-safe look (in my case I'd just wear a black/matching bra or something).

It'd be a shame to cut up those scarves! Really all you need is a square of fabric. Using a scarf is just simple as their already hemmed and it's easy to find fun designs for cheap.
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011 09:39:52 PM »

Great idea! I feel the need to go to a thrift shop or two and get some scarves! Thanks for posting the tut too!
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011 10:43:23 AM »

Got lots of scarfs I got a goodwill for .49 each.  I made a purse out of one. (really cute and spring looking)  Now I've got another idea to use them.  Thanks
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2011 12:54:32 PM »

love it! I have a ton of scarves that this would work for. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2011 03:03:20 AM »

That's really lovely!  Great idea.
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2011 03:47:54 PM »

WOW!
great job,
I have a gazillion scarfs that i refuse to get rid of.
i am going to give this a go
thanks
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2011 01:23:05 PM »

I love this!
I have a crapton of scarves that I've recently bought for projects, and I'm definitely going to include this one!
However, I think I will look for either a longer shirt, or just one that is really large and then take it in to make it fitted, so that it will be long enough to be a dress! Don't want to deal with zippers though, so the t-shirt material will be perfect for slipping it on easily!
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2011 07:32:38 PM »

Guess what Im doing for my next weekend project XD
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2011 11:42:37 AM »

First of all the top is awesome and I plan on making one Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2011 06:00:38 PM »

So summery!  Thanks for the tute.  Things like this are a lifesaver for my low-budget high-heat summer wardrobe.
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2011 11:47:50 AM »

I should post the picture here-- but as soon as I saw this shirt I made my own! Great for hot texas summers...... Thank you!!!! Grin
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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2011 09:09:15 AM »

thank you! and it really suits youuu
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« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2011 08:57:19 PM »

I love this idea. I've seen shirts of that design in stores, but never thought to make one this way. Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2011 08:27:22 AM »

First of all the top is awesome and I plan on making one Cheesy
If you don't mind me asking what's with the giant razor blade int the back?

Thank you!

Haha the giant razorblade is a mirror! Cheesy It's made of some thin acrylic/plastic so it's just sticky-tacked to my wardrobe...
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« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2011 09:50:29 AM »

I really love this , what a great way to use a scarf Smiley I am always finding amazing scarfs at thrift shops but rarely wear them so this is a great use , thanks for sharing
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2011 07:28:39 PM »

That turned out really nice.
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