Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fabric Fun

I wandered into one of my local fabric shops the other day (I'm lucky to have 3 very near by) looking for buttons for my Jewel sweater, and saw an adorable silk panel hanging as a display, along with a sign advertising each panel for $2.99.  Well, how could I resist?  This is a super cute floral print on silk, designed by Anna Sui.

Black, green and red tulips on a white ground, bordered in black with large white daisies, on a gingham-like plain weave.  Each panel is 45" square, so it makes a nice, large scarf.

It's so sheer, you can see the texture of my duvet through it!

I'd originally thought I would do a rolled hem, as demonstrated in this tutorial at Colette Patterns.  I've done this a couple times before (with silk from the same fabric shop!) and while it's rather tedious, it does give a very nice result.  But once I got it home, I decided that the print is so simple and informal, I ended up doing a frayed edge instead.

I'm so happy with this scarf, and am daydreaming about what to wear it with!

1 comment:

  1. I bought this same fabric, intended as a scarf also. :)


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