Andrea from The Train to Crazy asked me to contribute to her
November Make it for Winter Month and I am very honored to do so.
Andrea has a wonderful blog where she posts tutorials, hosts sew-a-longs, and has a great linky every Thursday where you can post anything you have made and can wear!
Welcome Train to Crazy Readers, I hope you enjoy the post and stick around for some more
A few weeks back, I posted the Button Ruffle Scarf. I love this scarf. The ruffles sweeping the face is so feminine, and this season… you can’t go wrong with ruffles! Some of you said you wanted one for yourselves, so I got to work and created the Mama Ruffle Scarf. I wanted to somehow incorporate the buttons, but I just couldn’t make it work and actually look right, so I made the Chrysi Pin as an alternative to the button.
I enlisted our favorite babysitter person around these parts to model this one, until I can send my hubby to a photography class so this doesn’t happen again 🙂
Isn’t she gorgeous? The perfect model!
Not using the buttons actually made this scarf much more versatile.
You can wear it by tying it Ascot style
Or do the European Loop
Create a bold fashion statement by attaching the Chrysi Pin. It helps secure it around the neck and gives your scarf a little more attitude
Or just regular ol’ wrap around the neck
Want one? Let’s make it…
1/2 yard knit fabric ~ I used this ponteroma fabric. It is a little pricey and NEVER on sale. But, it is worth the money. (Make sure the girl at the cut counter cuts it right, because we are using every scrap of 1/2 yard.)
1. Cut your 1/2 yard length of knit into these measurements:
Qty 2: 6″ x width of fabric (usually 60″)
Qty 4: 1.5″ x width of fabric (usually 60″)
2. Take the 1.5″ strips and sew them together to make one long piece. Yes, it will be long!
3. Take that super duper long piece and set the tension on your sewing machine on HIGH and the stitch length to LONG and start to ruffle with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Your machine should ruffle this knit very easily. If it isn’t then your tension isn’t high enough or your stitch isn’t long enough. Crank it up!
4. Take your super duper long ruffle and pin it to the other 6″ scarf pieces RST with raw edges matching. If your ruffle is too long, then just cut off the excess. If it is too short, then take out the ruffle a bit to fit.
5. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew the ruffle to the scarf
6. Take the other scarf piece and lay it on top of the other piece with the ruffle stitched to it RST.
Pin in place
7. After pinning, flip the scarf over so you can see the previous stitch line.
8. Stitch in place following that same stitch as a guide. Make sure to leave about a 4″ opening to turn the scarf right side out.
9. Clip all four corners and turn right side out
10. Hand stitch the 4″ opening closed
And your done!
Go knock ’em dead with your new fierce scarf
If you make a scarf, please make sure to post to the Flickr group so we can all see your fierce-ness
Again, Thanks to Andrea for including me in the Make It For Winter Celebration….Can’t wait to see what comes next!