Wardrobe Wednesday: The Skirt Challenge {#3}—The Ruffled Scarf

Okay, so I know most of us are pretty much out of scarf season, but after yesterday’s, ahem, eventful weather, the temps around here have cooled rather drastically, which is pretty much the only benefit to arise from a dozen tornados tearing through the DFW area and landing Arlington in a “state of disaster.”

So since I had already planned on making a ruffled scarf for this edition of:

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…I will now get to actually wear it out (at least in the morning).

I promise I’ll add pretty pics later, but I posted Monday’s and Tuesday’s projects so late that I felt like I had to turn right back around and show you another one in a couple of hours, so I figured I would get this one posted with a couple of midnight shots I nabbed in my friend’s (soon-to-be-painted) bathroom and then update a little later with the good stuff.

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No 27-step tutorial for you today, I’m afraid, although I will briefly describe what I did:

  • Cut the bottom six inches of the skirt off (I cut horizontally, following the line of the skirt hem and eyeballing my width until I got back to my original cut, which means that I basically had an “infinity strip” of fabric)
  • “Double-hemmed” (hemmed, turned under, hemmed again) the jagged edge where I had cut, leaving the skirt’s already hemmed edge alone.
  • Ran a stitch through the center of the length of the scarf, backstitching to secure the beginning of the thread but specifically avoiding backstitching when I got back around to my starting point so I could use that thread to gather/ruffle my scarf (pull on loose thread end, then slide the fabric away from loose thread until you have puckers all along the length of it)
  • Tied off my loose thread ends
  • Made a flower corsage to hold my new, ruffly infinity scarf-from-a-skirt together at the throat
  • Clipped the corsage on
  • Took a picture

(Tomorrow, I’ll be showing how I made each of the flowers in the corsage).

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EDIT: Here are the promised “pretty pics,” though that second one of the full outfit is only here as photographic evidence that I should NEVER wear a shirt that length with straight-legged jeans ever again.

Stumpifying in the extreme.

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This is option two of how to wear the scarf—sans flower corsage and with an extra loop around the neck (I asked Katie if I looked like I was wearing a Shakespearean ruff, and she said no, so I’m trusting her).

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Oh, and just in case,  here’s yet another refresher of what we started out with:

I would say we should name her (since you know I’m all about that), but it just seems a bit wrong since I’m hacking her to pieces and making her become something she didn’t start out as.

Feels a little schizo, right?

Who knows?

Maybe we’ll name each individual part of Mullet Skirt’s contribution to craftiness.

After all, “The Braided Bow Headband” is kind of a long name for the unassuming little bit of frippery that was Project 1.

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Not to mention the stuffiness of a name like “The Leather Flower Belt” for Project 2:

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(I’m leaning toward Nadia, but any suggestions are welcome).

Oh, and here’s a few shots of the whole outfit:

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I’m kind of a fan of my new $5 Old Navy psychedelic-print flats…especially after my friend, Katie, gave me a stylin’ Strawberry Shortcake Band-aid to keep the left one from rubbing my heel raw.

Also, just to remind you that I do wear things other than projects crafted from Ikat skirt fabric, here’s the outfit I wore on a date with the hubs on one of his recent weekend homecomings.

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The maxi skirt was $6 from—yet again—Old Navy (I’m not usually an Old Navy kind of girl, but I’ve scored some serious deals there lately).

So, what about you?

Scored any deals lately?

Sick of gray/white Ikat fabric yet?

(Only two more days).

Linking up with Lindsay.

 

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The CSI project ~ Menu Plan Monday ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ The Southern Institute ~ Making the World Cuter ~ Thrify Décor Chick ~ Metamorphosis Monday ~ Sumo Sweet Stuff ~ Gunny Sack ~ Singing Three Little Birds ~DIY Homes Sweet Home ~ Dittle Dattle ~ 1929 Charmer ~ Everything Under the Moon  ~ ModMix Monday ~ Sew Stylish ~ Coastal Charm ~ Under the Table and Dreaming

Tuesday ~ Get Your Craft ~ Tip Junkie ~ Blackberry Vine ~ Crafty Confessions ~ Me & my Boys ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Home Stories A-Z ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suberbia  ~ Carolyn’s Homework ~ Sugar Bee Crafts ~ House of Grace ~ Passionately Artisitc ~ My World Made by Hand ~ Uncommon Designs ~ Trendy Treehouse

Wednesday ~ Blue Cricket Design ~ Somedays Crafts ~ Sew Much Ado ~ Sew Woodsy ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman ~ Savvy Southern Style ~ {Primp} ~ Midweek Fiesta ~ Rae Gun Ramblings ~ Polkadots On Parade ~ Lollipop Cards ~ JAQS Studio ~ Let Birdz Fly ~ Let Birdz Fly ~ My Girlish Whims

Thursday ~ Thursdays are Your Days, Transformation Thursdays ~ Somewhat simple ~ Show off your stuff ~ House of Hepworths ~ Delightful Order ~ My Simple Home Life ~ The Frugal Girls ~ Thrifty Thursday ~ DIY Diva Thursday ~ Tablescape Thursday ~ No Minimalists Here ~ Crafty, Scrappy, Happy ~ Thrifty Decorating ~ Between U and Me ~ 36th Avenue

Friday ~ The Shabby nest  ~ Show and Tell Friday ~ Finding Fabulous ~ I’m Loving it ~ Simply Sweet Home ~ Whipper Berry ~ Chic on a Shoestring decorating ~ Spunky Junky ~ Delicate Construction ~ Homemaker in Heels ~ Family Ever After~ French Country Cottage ~ Common Ground ~ Young And Crafty ~ At the Picket Fence ~ Fingerprints on the Fridge ~ Miss Mustard Seed ~ Addicted to Decorating ~Bacon Time with The Hungry Hypo ~ Making Lemonade ~ I Can’t Stop Crafting ~ Over the Big Moon ~ Shabby Art ~ Answer is Chocolate

Saturday ~ I heart nap time- Sundae Scoop ~ Tatertots and Jello ~ Be different Act Normal ~ Funky Junk ~ 2805 ~ Making Lemonade Blog ~I am Along for the Ride  ~ Lolly Jane

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28 thoughts on “Wardrobe Wednesday: The Skirt Challenge {#3}—The Ruffled Scarf

  1. woooow! I have stumbled upon your lovely space and am just loving it, you are so very very talented , I like your style,and your organising skills.Iam your newest follower would love it if you would drop by mine.

  2. Wow you were so versatile in the uses of that skirt. Love them all but the scraf really had me. So pretty!

  3. Ok, I’m being nosy…..is your hair naturally curly, or straight. If it is not naturally curly, how do your curl your hair.

    Feel free to ignore this question if you want to

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

  4. So fun, I love them all! Plus gorgeous pictures girly, you look amazing in all of them! You have amazing hair!!! =)

  5. “mullet” skirt! LOL! Business in the front, party in the back right? ;-) I love how you transformed her and gave her many new lives. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

  6. What a cute way to reuse a skirt. I have a whole pile of clothes to upcycle and you have given me some great ideas. I also love the maxi skirt you got and what a great deal on it.

  7. I’m dying over that skirt. I saw it in store on clearance and they didn’t have my size….they did, however, have the white and navy print in the same style and I picked it up for summer. It’s breezy and just dressy enough with a pair of wedges to wear to dinner, but can also be dressed down with some flat sandals. I WISH they would have had the pink one.

  8. Totally LOVE the prints in your shoes.. So fun and springy.. So much fashing inspiration happening in these shots.. LOVE LOVE ;) )) LOVING your blog, I’m your newest follower stoppingin via WIWW @ The Pleated Poppy.. Following ya via GFC :) ) Hope you can stop in and say hello.. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday… Excited to read more / indulge here a bit ;) ).. ~Marilyn via http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com..

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