Monday, September 27, 2010

What I Made From a Scarf


I was working on a project last week, which was to use a 42" x 61" scarf to make something. Lots of ideas flooded my mind, and I finally decided to make an outfit for Rachel.

At first I wanted to make a dress, than I thought, instead of making a dress, if I make a blouse and skirt, that will widen the variety of her outfits. And, she can still wear them together to make it look like she is wearing a dress.

I came up with a pattern for the tiered skirt. I had a pattern by “New Look(6882)” and really liked the design, I changed a few things here and there and made the top.

I also made a belt for when she wears them as a dress. I wanted to make the skirt a little bit longer, but I only had 42"X 61" (it was little bit challenging yet fun!). I had no wiggle room.

She can wear this for three seasons; Spring, summer and fall. Depending on what she coordinates with, there are so many ways to enjoy this outfit (Not that Rachel would care that much, yeah, it is mostly for me to have fun).

Here are some combinations that I came up with using stuff that Rachel already has...


Isn't it fun? Rachel loved her new dress and we had a fun time taking pictures. :)

24 comments:

Penny said...

How fun to have a real life doll to play with! Rachel is a real pretty 'doll'!

Valerie said...

She is adorable!

Irēna said...

so lovely!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Soooo cute and she is just a doll too !!

Simone said...

Awesome! She'll get a lot of use out of those great wardrobe pieces!

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Cute idea. Love the boots.

Allison said...

That is really pretty--and so is your girl!!

shoppingaholic said...

Wow!! that dress is so pretty!! I have so many scarves that i don' wear. i ma planning to gte button-ups made out of them!! Will ost right after I get the idea implemented.

<3<3

Dream Hobby World said...

Wow, soooo cute!!

Susan said...

New to your blog and I have no idea how I came across it, but that outfit is just darling...about the cutest thing I've seen. Your little girl is adorable too. Good on ya. You are very talented.

saganaga said...

great ideas ! thanks for sharing !

shanna said...

SO.SO.So cute! I have 5 boys so sewing for them is OK but I love to sew for girls!! It is a good thing that I have a few girls in my life to sew for!!

Justine said...

Oh these are so cute! I can't believe they're made out of a scarf!


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Emily said...

Love it! Great idea to separate the top and skirt for more mixing possibilities.

Aly said...

I love this! And all the outfit combinations. Where did you get the knee-length tan jacket?

Tyree said...

Isn't this your "Liberty of London" Fabric? Did you just cut it to the scarf size for the challenge? It turned out adorable and I love it I was just wondering.

Karin van D. said...

She looks lovely. Those are some great combinations!

Annie said...

So stylish! Haha, I wish my childhood wardrobe had been that cool. :) She looks absolutely adorable.

Sachiko said...

Aly-

I bought the jacket a few years ago at Gap when they were having a really good sale. My daughter is growing in to it. :)

Veronica said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!! !I´m a huge fan!!! (It means a lot to me!!( I´m from the donna karan inspired bag) Thanks!!! by the way beautiful outfit"!simply cute!!

by night said...

It is beautiful! I love the scarf fabric and both patterns. Rachel is super cute

Mrs. NoNo said...

As usual - cute, useful, and SO very creative. I love the boots with the dress!!! :)

T the D said...

I want one in my size please ;-)

Disney said...

Her clothes are SO adorable, I love them. And I love this dress so much!

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