Hi ladies! As I assumed would happen, our worship services were cancelled yesterday. Leaving no outfit to share with you today, and I, with yet another afternoon for sewing.
SO. I am sure you all have seen dresses like the one shown below.The little dress/tunic kind that always, beyond a doubt, have a small amount of fabulous fabric incorperated into them. If you are like me you have probably thought "This fabric is gorgeous, but what could I make out of it...There is hardly anything to work with!"
Well, since I had all day yester-eve, I pulled out my pattern basket to put together a list of fabric for future projects and my small stack of clothes to repurpose. Amongst the pile was this 'dress' my mom found a month or two ago at a thrift store to make something out of- look at the fabric combo- too cute to pass up! When it hit me- the shape is perfect for a apron style headscarf. I know, just crazy since I have been such a nut about scarves lately. :)
For those of you who know I have been talking about coverings this past week, I am sure you know the style, but just in case (I don't want you to have no idea of what we are making) so here is a finished one.It is basically the shape of a small apron, hence the name.This one is slightly folded, but you get the idea.
To see how neat these look worn click here.
So now you know the shape that we will be creating so you may not even need this little walk through...It is fabulously easy! Here we go with my method.
First cut off the front (or back) of the dress and the ties along the seams.
The dress I was using has a neat little strip of contrasting fabric at the hem which is perfect for this project. You want to fold and pin that back if it is too wide for your taste.
Next, measure from where you want your covering to lay (the top of your hair line) to the back of your neck plus about 2-3 inches. For me this was 18" with SA.
Your next measurement will be around the crown of your head plus 1" for SA. For me this was 24".
This is where the style can get really pretty.Pin lace (or anything you like) down the ties so that when you lay the ties over your head they lay accordingly.
And there you go! Hopefully this gave you some inspiration and benefited you!
Did this help some of you out?
Was your Church service cancelled yesterday?
the Elder sister and Writer
p.s. For those of you who were waiting for my sewing project I wrote of last week, this is by no means taking it's place. I will still be sharing that project. I can't wait!