So I went to the fabric store and got a half-metre of a couple of different fabrics, as well as some elastic thread. (Oh gosh, can I just say how much I love elastic thread?!! I can imagine so many different applications!)
The first fabric jumped out at me because of this whole dip dye craze that seems to be going around right now. Thanks, Martha!
Okay, so this fabric's gradient only went from light to dark (like, for example, the red and white piece above), so I decided to cut the piece in half, and sew it together so the darker piece came at both ends of the scarf. I sewed a french seam so the place where the two pieces of fabric were sewed together wasn't so noticeable.
I was a bit worried about this fabric because it wasn't stretchy like the jersey fabric used in the Craftzine tutorial, but it worked fine. I did have to hem the edges of the scarf, which don't look too awesome, but because of the ruffliness (according to Firefox, that is not a word, but I say it is!) of the scarf, it's not noticeable. Turns out, it doesn't matter if the fabric is stretchy or not.
Okay, I took a picture of myself wearing it:
|Wished I had pink thread. Oh well.|
This was so fun to make! Freeform swirly S shapes all over the scarf and you get something cute!
So I decided to make another! I think I will give this one to my sister (which is a symbolic gesture, really, since because we live together and are the same size and both have great taste, we share all our clothes anyway). It came in a big loop, so I decided to make a necklace kind of version. If your fabric doesn't come it a loop, it would be easy enough to sew it together a-la french seam tutorial above.
And as you can probably tell by the shade of blue of that sky behind me, it's a beautiful day, so I think I will hop on my bike and take advantage of one of my very last days of summer! I'm back to school on Monday!