11 November 2006

simple scarf

I made this simple wool scarf from an old skirt that I've had hanging in my closet for years. It was a long, nearly floor-length A-line skirt. It was beautifully tailored and made of very fine merino wool in this fantastic plaid. But I never wore it. Literally, I don't think I ever once put it on. The style of the skirt just wasn't me. Dilemma. Do I repurpose it in some way that I can enjoy it? Maybe somebody else could get more use out of it as a skirt? I was loathe to cut up such a finely-made garment, and more than a little afraid to go at it with scissors, lest I completely botch the whole thing. Then I realized I was overthinking it, as I generally do. Cut, cut, sew, sew, and I've got a scarf that I know I will use all winter long, as well as a few scraps left over for some other little project. It feels a bit luxurious, but we all need a bit of luxury, yes?

9 comments:

abbyjane said...

This scarf is indeed luxurious! I have what sounds like a similar skirt in my closet right now - long, A-line, wool plaid, never worn. Should I cut into it? I wish I had the capability to add a lovely button hole like yours.

sulu-design said...

Julie, that scarf is awesome - seriously, seriously awesome. The colors, the plaid, the button - all perfect.

amy h said...

So pretty! I'm digging these button-closure scarves I'm seeing around lately. I have a similar skirt (but gray+black), but I do wear it, so no cutting here. This is a good project for something thrifty though!

Maitreya said...

Wowza! Love the little button.

erin said...

great repurpose! I over-think things like that too...I am impressed that you went ahead and cut and even more impressed with the results!

sally said...

Fantastic scarf! I love the little button detail.

kay susan said...

What a great idea! I like the way it buttons up. It gets very windy here, and my scarves are always unwrapping. I'll try this!

IndigoAmbiance said...

That is a very nice scarf. It does look luxurious, which I agree with you on, we all can have a bit of luxury. ;) I am sure it will keep you quite warm.
I commend anyone who creates things, especially clothing and articles of fashion, on their own. So awesome. Big props to you!

hannah said...

brilliant julie! did you switch to beta? are you loving it?