WhatIWore: A super simple project for a summer scarf for just around $10 and under an hour’s worth of time! Instructions after the jump!
- Gauzy cotton fabric
- Pompon trim
- Matching thread
For this project, I selected a loosely woven white cotton fabric. It came off the bolt at 36” wide, so I bought a yard to make it a square 3x3 scarf. For enough pompons to completely trim the scarf, you’ll need 4 times your fabric yardage.
As with any sewing project, you’re going to want to wash and dry your fabric first.
Now, with your clean fabric ready go to, double press under your edges (I turned mine 1/4” both times).
Pin your trim to the scarf edge with the poms on the wrong side of your scarf.
And that’s it!! This seriously easy project took under 1 hour to complete (minus wash/dry).
Fabric: $1.99 x 1 yard = $1.99
Trim: $3.49 x 4 yards = $13.96
40% Off Coupon on trim = -$5.58
TOTAL COST = $10.37 (plus tax)
WhatIWore: Who wasn’t smitten with the most Shop Ruche* lookbook? I was especially taken with a black and white number shown with a vintage umbrella… so I made my own! Here’s how:
- Black Umbrella
- Ruler + Tailor’s Chalk
- White Paint (I used Block Ink)
Start by measuring and marking where you’d like your stripes. I opted for 1” stripes, but any combination of thin + thick stripes would look great.
Using a foam brush, apply paint. I found this block ink in the screen printing section of my local craft store. Any fabric paint will probably work!
I opted to free hand between the marked points. I did buy painters tape, but it didn’t adhere well enough to do the job right.
I love the final look! Next time it pours, you’ll see me singing in the rain!
May 17, 2011
Blouse: vintage, Frecklewonder
Striped Sweater: Target, clearance
Jacket: vintage, Vintage Vogue by GW
Jeans: Self Made
Shades: Cactus Flower
Necklace: Jess LC
I love when people try to describe my outfits. This morning, Adam called this one a ’70s yacht owner’ Ha! I will take it! We’ve hit a bit of a cold streak in Indiana which puts me in the mood for layers. I really like the small polka dots against the stronger stripe and the navy blazer seems to pull it all together. The flowy nature of the pants keeps them from staying put, but they feel great.
I love a look like this because it’s easy to recreate in your own closet - almost all of us have jeans, a blazer and some stripes. Combine them with a fun printed blouse underneath and voila!