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3KillerBs
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Date: 10/11/11 6:09 AM

I'm seeing scarves in the stores getting longer and skinnier.

Hooray for a fashion that a short, overweight woman with a short, thick neck can wear without looking like Jaba the Hutt.

I love the beauty of scarves, but didn't have any since all the fashionable scarf shapes and wraps of the recent past looked so bad on me. But a skinny scarf draped low around my neck and knotted just under my bustline ACTUALLY WORKS!

(turning mental cartwheels)

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Date: 10/11/11 10:03 AM

oh I agree. when I wrap a scarf 2 or 3 times around my neck I look and feel like I am choking
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Date: 10/11/11 10:10 AM

There's another thread running here on sewing your own, so use up your stash! Instructions for 1-piece circle type etc.....
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Date: 10/11/11 7:28 PM

you can add my name to the list too.

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Date: 10/30/11 10:53 AM

Current issue just in my mail box of Threads has that mobius scarf KOOS styled featured. Thinking that could be reverse engineered into a narrower look... In the end it is all about proportions.. style the 'trends' into what works for you personally. Why we sew / craft / create ? right?

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Date: 10/30/11 11:04 AM

I'm currently taking one yard of fabric and making three scarfves. I'm using the wided rolled hem and longer stitches perfect.

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Date: 11/3/11 1:40 AM

I just made 3 infinity scarves from 2 yards of 60 inch fabric and I'm pretty excited about how they turned out. The fabric is a polyester woven, a little heavier than chiffon in a classy print. I cut them 20 x 72, sewed the lengthwise seam, then the remaining crosswise seam. 3 Christmas gifts for less than $3 each!

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Date: 11/21/11 7:44 AM

If you ever have a chance to attend a sewing show/expo where
Nancy Nix-Rice has a booth, she has tons of lightweight polyester skinny scarves and they're priced very reasonably. ( If you are in an ASG chapter, perhaps they can schedule an event with her; ours did and it was great)

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Date: 11/22/11 0:13 AM

3KillerBs, you'd be turning hands free cartwheels if you had my sister. She gets bored living out in the country and knits and crochets like crazy. Sent her a big box of yarn thinking it would help her with making gifts for everyone and she has sent me 3 of the skinny scarves! Woo-hoo, I love them. She was a little surprised at how long and how skinny when she asked me for dimensions, but they look great.

Don't wear much more than a nice polar fleece vest for winter and love having the color from the scarf along with the feel of winter that I get from wearing it.

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