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« on: May 03, 2012 10:35:26 AM »

My mum sent me a package for my birthday, including a couple of items of clothing. Neither worked on my figure, but I kind of love the prints of both. One, a too-short maxi dress in an African-inspired print will become a maxi skirt when I have time, and a zipper... The other was a really easy conversion to create this...

It started out life a pants of a dubious style

They would have been super cute if I was a 5'4'' size 6. But I'm not, I'm 5'10'' so everything is too short, and I'm a pear-shaped size 8-10 so adding bulk to my hips makes me look like a clown.
Typically I started doing things the hard way without really thinking it through, ripping the seams, and when I realised that was a waste of energy I cut along the seams with my trusty rotary cutter. It was only when I came to pinning that I realised that too was silly, and actually I should have just cut straight across the leg at crotch-level to create two simple tubes. With one tube inside the other right sides together, pin and stitch all the way around one end, and most of the way around the other leaving a gap large enough to turn right-side out. Once it's turned out, carefully stitch the hole closed, probably not using contrasting bright green thread on black and gold fabric like I did... Oops. However, despite my silliness, I have a cute lightweight infinity scarf made by my own fair hands, and I can see myself getting loads of wear from it as I'll still be wearing scarves in 90 degree weather should summer ever show up...
This is it full length.

C&C as always gratefully received. Also, I apologise, my photography stinks today. It's raining, I'll blame that...

« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012 12:55:34 PM »

Excellent scarf, I can really see that getting a lot of use.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012 12:36:55 AM »

That print is great, so I'm really glad you found a new use for it. It looks awesome as a scarf!
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