I wanted to show you a scarf that was gray on the outside and maroon on the inside.
I’d show you a picture of it maroon on the outside and gray on the inside.
This half-in-half scarf was not the scarf I had in mind!
Now, why did I want to make this scarf? Well, this is how I normally look when I walk the dog in the winter:
This winter has been brutally cold.
When I walk the dog in the morning I bundle up like a two-year-old going sledding for the first time:
- Heavy, long, down puffy coat.
- Thick knit hat.
- Thermal-insulated gloves.
- Boots. (not shown, but they are polka dot and darn cute)
- And usually two or three scarves around my face.
I wanted to streamline my need for 2 scarves into one piece that was warm with full face coverage.
I know. I could invest in a ski mask. But then I’d look like a bank robber… not very cute.
I wanted to make a tapered cowl-neck scarf that I could use to cover my nose when walking… or push down and just drape around my neck. I also wanted it to be two-toned and reversible. That way, I could use it with different coats.
If you remember in this post, I told you that I taught myself to sew. After lots of trial and error, I figured out how to make purses. My first purses were train wrecks! I did not blog at the time and I wish I had saved them to show you. Darn.
I never follow a pattern (they scare me for some reason). I want to figure out the construction of something. I figure that the process helps me learn, too.
I thought it would be soooo simple to sew this dumb scarf. But as always… projects are never as easy as they seem.
I took pics of the steps with plans to write a tutorial. Then things started to go awry…
I used the seam ripper WAY too many times that night…I tried sewing the two pieces together at first and then realized that was wrong.
Then I sew two ‘tubes’ (one gray, one red) and connected them with one inside the other. I left a little opening on one seam and turned it right side out. I don’t want to lead you astray… so I will stop and not go into the details.
Bottom line, I think I connected the wrong parallel sides of each color of fleece. Maybe. I’m still not sure.
Look at the shape… even that is wrong.
I think I know how to fix it… but winter is almost over at this point. (I hope!) I’m moving onto other projects and I will just continue to use my two scarves on really cold walks.
So, I’m off to find and read a few tutorials about how to make this scarf… the right way. I’ll be back with it if I do figure this out!
Maybe I’ll have a great tutorial for a fabulous scarf by next fall. Maybe.
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