I like to create many of the items I wear-this not only helps pinch pennies but prevents the awkward ‘you’re wearing the same thing I’m wearing’ at a party. This scarf shirt is inexpensive and very simple to make.
Not only will it flatter any body type as it tapers in at the smallest point of the waist, but it will also keep you cool throughout a hot summer.
Skill Level: If I can do it, you can do it. (A.K.A. Easy.)
I posted this awhile ago, but my site crashed taking this post along with it. I didn’t realize this fact-I thought I had everything reposted. But, I’ve received several emails and a few dead-end hits looking for this tutorial. I hope you don’t mind that I’m reposting this. Maybe you didn’t see it the first go around, anyways.
What you’ll need:
2 Scarves (approx. 2’ x 2’)
Thread & Bobbin to Match
Hem Tape/Binding Tape
(2) 1’ Foot sections of Ribbon
Snaps (like on a onesy)
Determine which scarf will be your ‘front’ and which will be the ‘back’ of your shirt.
Lay your scarves end to end and measure the center. Pin two pieces of 1” hem tape, 6 inches on either side of center. The area in the middle will be your neck opening.
And if you have a really big head or constantly sport a big hairdo, then widen the opening for heaven’s sake.
On what will be the sides of your scarf, measure 14 1/2” down. This measurement should be just above your belly button.
This will enhance the tiny part of your waist and make you look va-va-voom.
Wrap your 2” ribbon in hem tape. Pin both sections of ribbon on the side of your ‘front scarf’ at the 14 1/2” mark.
Follow the same instructions for your snaps, pinning them onto the ‘back scarf.’
Sew everything you have pinned on with a straight stitch, making a box with the thread around the hem tape.
This ‘box’ protects the delicate nature of silk from tearing. And when you’ve eaten too much, you’ll be thankful for it.
Sew up the ends of the ribbon to prevent them from fraying–unless you like that worn look.
After slipping your shirt over your head, fasten the snaps in the front around your stomach area, and tie it closed with the ribbon in the back.
It looks great paired with skinny jeans, a flowy skirt or shorts. I tend to wear bold, chunky jewelry with my scarf shirt, but I give you permission to accessorize at will.