Friday, October 21, 2011

My new love: my scarflette

What's a scarflette you ask? 
Yeah, it's just some word I made up. 

Kinda cheesey. I know.

But I love my little scarflette, which is, as you guessed, a shorter, sassier version of the plain old scarf. One that just crosses around your neck. You really need some sort of closure for this.... I didn't add one myself, but might go back and add velcro. For now, I just pin it from underneath, which is fine, because it is so cute and cozy that I typically want to leave it there all day.

Ir's still comforting and warm, but not as bulky as a long scarf. Don't get me wrong, I love long scarves, too. But I thought this could be a nice change of pace. 

I had some fun making this little fabric flower. Every time I make a fabric flower, I hear Michael Kors complaining about things looking like craft projects on Project Runway. But whatever, I'm not on Project Runway, I'm not trying to make Fashion, and this is indeed a craft project. So fabric flowers it is. Mine is made of fabric and felt scraps and is stitched in place.

I have had this splattery-grey, mensware-looking fabric in my stash for more than a year. I picked it up at Arts and Scraps. I don't know what kind of fabric it is, but it had a bit of stretch in it. Then I picked up the old-man, red-and-black plaid flannel from the remnant bin at Jo-Ann's. I got home and decided they were destined to go together.

Altogether the fabric for this little project probably cost me about three bucks, at most. Yay. Love that.

We had a really glorious early October, with many days in the 70s. Well, those days are gone. Now, it's blustery, gray and chilly.

Why yes.... it's scarflette weather. 

I'm going to enter this in the Stitched in Color, Celebrate Color contest. Fun times!

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  1. That is awesome and very stylish! It's nice to have a warm neck when its freezing outside lol. I think your "scarflette" is better than having a huge scarf to carry around let alone wrapped around your neck ;)

  2. Cute idea, I'm forever getting tangled in longer scarves trying to work out where to stick the ends!

  3. Very pretty, I love this idea. Just that little something when there is a nip in the air.

  4. I love it! I might have to make my own, it's very cute and stylish!

  5. Cute!
    I love the dash of yellow on the grey!

  6. looks good! love the combination of the two fabrics and the yellow brooch just pops! great work :-)

  7. Thise is darling! The colors combined with the hounds-tooth is just adorable.

  8. Very good idea. It looks lovely.


  9. So funny! You call your scarflette . . . I say scarfette. :) I love this idea. So cute. Looks fantastic on you!