I have to say that after finishing my garments for the SWAP, I felt a little lost . . . . . what to make next? After much humming and hawing, I decided to make some accessories. There were a couple of things that inspired me, firstly a posting by Communing with Fabric that spoke about a Koos Loop Infinity Scarf. That led me to a 'how to' posting by Dragon Threads and some comments to that post then took me to this Nancy Zieman video. And I made a couple of the smaller mobius scarves:
The first is a mystery jersey that was $12.99 with 40% discount. I think that it is a rayon/poly mix. It is very soft and feels lovely! I bought 1m and the scarf above is 24" x 36" so I have some leftover for another project. As you can see, it works well with both a white summer slip from my SWAP and also new grey cardi that I made with cotton sweatshirt jersey and Simplicity 2154. This grey jersey is the reason why I made these scarves, as I read a post on the Vivienne Files about integrating a red handbag. The author recommends wearing a grey 'column' (trousers, vest top, cardi/jacket) and bringing in the red with a scarf, shoes, bag etc. Having just finished the cardi, a red scarf was a no brainer!
And if you love one red scarf . . . . why not try another?
This time I used a red and black rayon batik. I actually bought this about 8 years ago at a sewing show in Toronto from a company called Batik Butik. The plan was to make a regular scarf and fray the edges, but I am glad that I held off as the fabric drapes beautifully and looks a lot more polished this way.
I am really pleased with these two quick and easy projects - maybe not ideal for the upcoming warmer months, but I find that they keep the chill off my neck when sitting in the office at work. Have completed these, I have also gone a little crazy with some necklaces and started on a 6PAC - 6 co-ordinating items (yep, and challenge on Artisan's Square) and I plan on making some cardi's/long sleeved tops to work with my SWAP. More details to follow!
Do you make your accessories? What are your favourite makes?