This scarf shirt was actually one of my first projects I made when I started my blog almost three years ago. (HoLy CoW, has it been that long??) During my first blogging summer, I checked out this book on 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Tie & Rock Your Scarf from the libary and made this scarf shirt. (I guess scarves and I were just meant to be... now that I work at a scarf store. ;))
I've grown exponentially in my tripod+remote+outfit photos, so I figured it might be good to re-shoot the scarf shirt and do it some DIY justice. ;) It's a really simple project-- ANYONE with two scarves and a brain can do it. ;) Also, IT IS SPRING!? Look at those daffodils!
What you need to make a scarf shirt:-2 square scarves. You can find some silky scarves at a thrift store or you can check out these square scarves. I found my scarves at this hole-in-the-wall thrift store in Greencastle, Indiana where I went to college. :) (I miss that thrift store SO MUCH.)
-Needle and Thread
First you need to lay the two scarves on top of each other and make the corners match up. Then, the only thing you need to do is stitch the scarf together in strategic spots around the outside edges of the two scarves. I marked in the photo where I stitched my scarves together. If you don't want to sew two scarves together, you can take those tiny little safety pins and put them on the inside of the scarf. Then when you want to wear them as scarves again, you can just take them out!
For me, choosing the scarves to use in the shirt is all about the color and pattern. I thought about making sure the scarves match, but I chose to use a solid purple scarf on the back and a polka dotted scarf on the front.
I love the white polka dots on the navy and green scarf-- I think a huge part of my wardrobe/style is composed of Black/Navy+white stripes/polka dots + COLOR. :)
With this scarf shirt, you can also pull the off-the-shoulder thing as well.
Or untuck it and add a belt with pants or shorts. :)
A very easy sewing project. If anyone tries this DIY, I'd love to see the color/pattern combos! Always looking for ideas. :)