Sunday afternoon and it was blizzarding out. What to do, what to do.
After pacing around for an hour or so I finally sat down with a project I've been meaning to do for a long time. It's the sitting-down-to-start part of projects that always gets me. Once I'm working it's fun, I just have to get through a lot of resistance first. :P
Anyway, this is a dress that I thrifted agggessssss ago. I originally wanted to restyle it into a skirt that fit properly, but quickly decided that was too much work. (I'm kinda really super lazy. Don't tell.)
Sooooo ... I decided for an easier use of this cute fabric. Infinity scarves!
First I cut off the band on top.
Then I separated the lining from the outside with a seam ripper.
And here they are, two pre-looped infinity scarves!
I could have just left it there, but the raggedy edges were kinda bothering me. (Laziness and perfectionism is an unfortunate combination, let me tell you.)
And besides, I had already gone through all the work to set up my sewing machine. Couldn't let that go to waste. ;)
I just did a super easy hemmety-hem-hem. Didn't even bother putting in pins. Cuz I'm such a good seamstress. (Read: Too much work. Am I sensing a theme here?)
After the hemming, I went back over it and snipped the raw edges as close to the seam as I could. Gotta make it look neat, wot.
And ta-da! A cute candy-striped infinity scarf.
Even the lining made a cute summer-weight white scarf!
[Aannnd this is where I started having too much fun with weird lighting, focus, framing, and photo combinations. Oops.]
And project bonus! The drawstring makes a cute headband. :)
Overall, this was a super simple and fun afternoon project. Plus, using a thrift-store item is one of the cheapest ways to get cute fabric!
Have you ever remade a thrifted item?