A silk scarf

So I made a scarf, but now what do I do with it? I don’t usually wear scarfs, but I’m quite enamoured with the sweet nautical print of this little silk remnant.

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The fabric came from an estate sale, in one of the fabric bundles I’ve talked about before.

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There’s not much else to talk about when it comes to scarfs. I stitched a hand rolled hem. It’s my hands down, favourite type of hand-stitching. There’s something magical about the way the stitches disappear as you pull the thread to reveal a perfect, invisible hem. I shared a brief video on Snapchat (username: lilysageandco) when I was making the scarf. There’s already a million and one tutorials on hand-rolled hems out there so I won’t be re-inventing the wheel here. I found this one very clear (but save a few minutes of your life and fast-forward to the 3 minute mark before you start watching).

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I paired my new scarf with a bit of white on white for the photos. I get a surprising amount of wear out of my bamboo jersey, off the shoulder top. The white jeans are Citizens of Humanity (thrifted and modified from a boot-cut style) and diy distressed with a cheesegrater and razor.

2 thoughts on “A silk scarf

  1. I have two luscious silk scarves that I cannot cut up and yet I rarely wear them….I have used them as scarves in winter under sweaters, and also I will lay them over my pillowcase at night if my skin is flaring up (silk is the gentlest on skin)……..nice styling on your outfit….. that cream sweater /top is lovely

  2. Scarves never appealed to me until I started hand dyeing some silk at a local fiber studio. I tie the ends together and wear them as infinity scarves. The silk adds a pop of color and texture interest to outfits.

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