Sometimes I have a mile-long to-do list but I have an idea for a quick project that I wanna try really quickly. Usually it ends up not being all that quick but with this project I was lucky.
There was a fabric sale at a local fashion designer's studio today and she makes the most gorgeous (and expensive) clothes out of luxurious fabrics so I just had to buy some fabrics (again... I know. But this was a
I love cowls and I wear cowls/scarfs pretty much every day from September to May. And every other day in the months in between. So it's totally reasonable to make yet another cowl, right? Only this one is different because it's a cowl made out of fabric, not yarn.
Back to the story. I made a really quick and simple infinity scarf (how many different words are there for those things!?). Cutting and sewing took about 20 minutes. Cleaning up my desk/sewing machine/floor/kitchen table took another 20 - at least. But 40 minutes is still considered a quick project, right?
The apartment under mine is currently empty because all the electrical wiring is being redone. Turns out a huge empty apartment with all the wallpaper torn off makes a pretty rad photo location. Not to mention that there aren't any weirdos walking by and asking you what you're doing (that happened to me once... pretty awkward situation.). A big, empty apartment with lots of cool walls and no observers is definitely more in my comfort zone.
The fabrics are both very soft and luxurious - the pink one has silk in it and the black&white one is a wool/alpaca mix that's very soft and warm. These kinds of fabrics are usually way out of my financial reach but for 5-7€/m it's within my student budget.
I cut the pieces to be 16" x 55". The scarf has the perfect length and I can comfortably wrap it around my neck twice. Definitely one of my favorite pieces I've made this year!
ps: the first picture was a blurry outtake but I kind of liked it anyways. A 'toy camera' effect sometimes does wonders to a picture...
This is project #24 of 52 craft projects I'm attempting to complete in 2013.
You can see all the other projects I've complete so far here.