This morning, I will again be LIVE on Fox23′s “Great Day, Green Country” showing how to make this Springy, Silk Scarf Shirt. 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.)
The robots have determined my live video can be viewed now. Enjoy. Nanu-nanu.
What you’ll need:
2 Scarves (approx. 2’ x 2’)
Thread and Bobbin to Match
(2) 3″ squares and (4) 2″ squares Hem or Bias Tape, fold cut sides and iron flat
(2) 12″ sections of Craft Ribbon or Section of Snaps (like on a onesy)
(3) 2″ sections of velcro if not using snaps
(2) 18″ Sections of Craft Ribbon
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 the two pieces of 3” 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.
Using the 2” hem tape, pin both sections of the 18″ ribbon on the side of your ‘front scarf’ at the 14 1/2” mark.
Follow the same instructions if you are using snaps, pinning them onto the ‘back scarf.’ If using the 12″ ribbon and velcro, sew the (3) 2″ sections of velcro along the ribbon. Use the 2″ bias tape to secure the ribbon to 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 the ends of the ribbon to prevent them from fraying–unless you like that worn look. Or, you can use a lighter to burn the ends which will also prevent fraying.
After slipping your shirt over your head, fasten the snaps or the velcro 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.
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Here are the links to my other LIVE TV appearances on Fox23′s Great Day Green Country:
- Garden Pest Deterrent Sprays
- Cheap Thrills with GDGC-Shopping Vintage
- Skinny Orange Julius
- Homemade Cleaning Products
- Homemade Beauty Products
- Homemade Laundry Items
- Homemade Dental Care
- Homemade Crockpot Applesauce
Here are links to my Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:
- Homemade Hygiene Products
- Non-Toxic Beauty Products
- Non-Toxic Cooking Spray
- Anti-Bacterial Spray
- Easy Laundry Soap
- DIY Brass Cleaner
- Organic Vegetable/Produce Cleaner
- Homemade Household Cleaners
And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:
- Simple, Tasty Granola
- Easy Crockpot Yogurt
- Simple, Homemade Butter
- Cooking and Freezing Beans, avoiding BPA
- Homemade Hummus
- Garden Fresh Salsa
Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!