Velveteen And Voile Scarf
I saw a lovely figure of eight scarf over on Hadley's lovely blog ... and, being totally spoilt, I wanted one. She directed me to Pink Castle Fabrics where the pre-cut fabrics could be found. The kit costs US$.24.00. (Approximately £19.00 GBP). After a little fiddling with my easy friend Mr Paypal I purchased a kit in some lovely shades of purples, pinks and midnight blue. A week later lovely Mr Postie delivered this ...
PIC REMOVED ON ADVICE OF TAX INSPECTOR!
The pattern for this easy scarf comes from Anna Maria Horner - and it should be possible to sew it together in under an hour THAT IS if you are wide awake when you do it! I stupidly sewed the ends together without first turning the scarf through - schoolgirl error - and rather than unpick the seam I cut the ends, turned it through and re-attached it. So now my lovely figure of eight scarf is 18 x 70 inches instead of the stated size of 18 x 72 inches. It is still lovely though. The pattern can be found here
So one hour ten minutes later this is the finished scarf. The velveteen is a deep and fabulous fabric and the voile delicate and charming. It is beautifully soft and very eye-catching and I love it! Here are a couple of photos of me wearing it - and yes my hair really has grown again and is very long and very curly - totally inappropriate for my age but it is so good to have hair again!