Monday, 10 March 2014

Headscarves!

This was supposed to be a post about a pair of wide-leg jeans I'm making, but the zip just broke and now I Hate Them. So here are some headscarves instead.


I really like this look but I didn't just want a rectangle or triangle of fabric wrapped around my head. After trying out some pleats and gathers I've settled on this design. It's a rectangle, with a centre pleat or fold, and attached tie ends. 



The pleat means there isn't a heap of fabric bunched up around the knot, which is specifically what I wanted to avoid. 


 


These photos were taken in a hot sewing room so my hair is getting more and more frizzy as these photos go on.





So far I've made a few, and I have a heap of leftover fabric to make more. I also want to make some with long tie ends, to wear more as a headband with the ties hanging down, and some in silkier fabric.

I'm thinking of selling these but I'm not sure what the interest in them would be. If anyone has any suggestions for design or fabric I would love to hear them.

21 comments:

  1. Well I just bought one so I think you'll be selling them like hot cakes!!! xoxoxooxoxox

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    1. Thanks for being one of my first customers! x

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  2. Love them, especially the cherry one xxx

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    1. Thanks Melanie, I love the cherries too :)

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  3. those are the cutest scarfs

    retro rover

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  4. Your scarves are instant style makers! And sooo 40s. You've got a nice blog to visit for inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, I wasn't sure what era to put them in. Thank you for the wonderful compliment too!

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  5. Ahhhhh, jolly funky! Great fabric choices, and you look rather adorable! XXX

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    1. Thank you my dear, I hope to expand on the fabric range very soon. Leopard, anyone?

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  6. I love your head scarves! I am a big fan of hair accesorries, especially in summer :)

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    1. Thank you! They are summery aren't they? Maybe I'll try and produce a winter range so they can be worn year round?

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  7. Major interest on my end, and I suspect that of many in our vintage loving circle! The fact that there isn't, as you made a point of their not being, a lot excess fabric (as a fair number I've seen for sale have), really makes them appealing. Please let me know if you start selling them online dear gal, I'd love to feature one or more as a part of a post (say, Vintage Fashionista Friday or my new Vintage Deals series) on my site.

    Tons of hugs & many thanks for your splendidly lovely comment on my latest outfit post,

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Jessica, that's a fabulous compliment and reason enough to start selling them!

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  8. Genius.
    Also LUREX DISCO.
    Ahem.
    Just saying that a lined LUREX SPARKLY would be rather nice.
    Ahem.
    Again.

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    1. Oh, what was that? Something... sparkly? Oh, DISCO! Right. Got it. :) Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much, and thanks for following!

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  10. Wow, that is amazing!!! I love them to pieces. I want a million of them, haha!

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