I was designing a new, simple jacket this last week and wanted to share a bit of that process. No surprise - it is another jacket on a comfy sweatshirt base. Whenever I clean out my closet, garments and accessories get 'evaluated' for re-purposing in creative ways. That was exactly what happened with this square (33'') fringed scarf which I've had - FOREVER - but rarely worn.
I knew I would need a yarn for combining with it for couching... I rarely seem to make anything without couched embellishment... so I took a 'dive' into my yarns and came up with these three. Ultimately, I decided on the center soft beige one because it coordinated with the caramel tan silk dupioni that I also decided to use in my 'Fabric Chenille Trim'.
This just proves that to do creative sewing, one MUST have a stash! :)
I had played with the scarf on the sweatshirt to begin with, and was excited about a 'capelet' affect as below.... Then I played with whether I should gather it all around as seen on the left - or just around the back of the neck. See the effect I was achieving in the back as well. Honestly - I wasn't crazy about EITHER one - and obviously, I'd already cut the scarf diagonally.
I'm a female - so I have God's permission to change my mind - frequently! I like my result it makes me smile, inside and out. All in all - a very FUN day in the COOL basement - especially since our air conditioner is currently broken!