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Date: 2/6/13 10:13 AM

Emma One Sock - silk print


Would it look okay to buy one yard, cut it half lengthwise and seam to get a 2 yard length? Do you have any tips for maximizing yardage when making scarves?

It's expensive but gorgeous!

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Date: 2/6/13 11:04 AM

If you are going to wear the scarve as shown on your other thread, with the center draped under your front neckline, you could also consider another option. Cut one of the pieces in half and make two seams - longest piece in the middle and shorter pieces on either end.



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Date: 2/6/13 12:29 PM

Oh that's a great idea ... you could possibly use even less yardage.

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Date: 2/6/13 1:56 PM

Thanks marymary. I also meant to include that you can add additional seaming or faux seaming as a planned design and texture detail.

I had ordered enough fabric for a round or v neck t. When I pulled out the patterns the foldover collar that drapes into a cowl was the one that wanted to marry with the fabric. Instead of just piecing the cowl with the minimum number of pieces, I increased the number of pieces so it would look intentional. Kept the center front piece centered and worked randomly from there. Gave me an opportunity to grade out the colors in the print so I could keep the most flattering ones centered on my face.

It was the first seam in the longer pieces that influenced me to use multiple smaller pieces. I liked the way the seam worked with the fabric, a rayon/Lycra knit from EOS, to give it body and to keep the neckline treatment from indistinctively mushing into the rest of the garment. Had I not used the seaming for distinction I would probably have looked like I had a very thick neck instead of having a very nice neckline treatment.

Like you, I am looking for ways to use those very nice fabrics in a budget minded way. Camisoles and shells are on my drawing board. In most cases I can wear a camisole with a print front and a solid back to stretch out roll ends or very expensive pieces.

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Date: 2/6/13 3:02 PM

I love your tips!

We'll be on a tight budget until the fall and I miss yummy fabric so much! Your tips will help fill that need!

Along that line, I checked out Gorgeous Fabrics and found this (which cost less but still has that wow factor. and .. it's silk chiffon.

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