Thursday, July 12, 2012

Headscarf

I was itching to sew something recently, but I have no time to sew large projects due to Greek class. So I decided on a bit of an impulse to sew myself a headscarf. I could have drafted a pattern myself, but I did not want to put in that much effort. So I bought a pattern from Cam. The one I bought isn't there anymore, but it is a convertible pattern. You can wear it as a headscarf or fold it into a wide headband. This is my finished project:

I don't have any better shots, because this was really a wearable muslin. I have a small and oddly shaped head, and as a result hat patterns tend to be too big for me. This ties, so I knew it could stay on, but I was worried that it would cover too much hair and look like I was covering my hair for religious reasons or something. (I actually really like that look, but it's not what I was going for at all.)

It didn't. It looks (in my opinion) quite cute, without any alteration at all. Do you know how long it's been since I followed a pattern to a T and the finished result fit perfectly and was flattering? A very long time. I want a dozen of these. Well, not really, but I am going to sew several more in different colors. Next up for this pattern is a flowered silk that used to be a badly designed wrap skirt.

I would recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a head scarf that's different from a hat, but doesn't look frumpy or strange. Since this one folds into a headband, it's really like getting two patterns for the price of one. (Actually, it's like getting four, since the pattern provides two different ways to assemble it depending on whether or not you will be wearing it with a bun.)

2 comments:

K said...

I like it a lot C: but then again, I'm biased ;)

Sophie Miriam said...

And really silly! ;)
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