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|Self Drafted Pattern: 220738-1011 (Chemo Scarf version 2) - Type:Accessories |
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|Posted on:||6/19/13 4:42 PM |
|Last Updated:||6/19/13 4:45 PM|
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized |
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Cotton- Lawn [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Scarf which can be used by chemo patients with hair loss. Has a padded area at the front which gives more of a 'normal' silhouette under the scarf. This version has a border with mitred corners.
Using a fat quarter with a larger cut thin fabric like voile, this pattern will make a scarf to fit a medium to large size head.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? My sister-in-law sent me feedback on this scarf pattern. Although it fit me, it was too small for her. I already had some cut at the previous size, so I found a way to make those larger. The difference in the look is that this one has a border.
Were the instructions easy to follow?I developed the instructions myself after seeing a video clip for a self-binding baby blanket. self-binding baby blanket video
I thought I could apply it to these smaller cut fabrics and make a larger scarf. I was able to do that. However, you must take care to note how to create the angle for the corner mitre part. I got the angles wrong on the first one and it didn't work.
I wrote about the extra steps for the scarf on my blog.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the idea that you could still use a fat quarter in an interesting pattern and with the border fabric, make it large enough for a variety of head sizes.
Cotton lawn and polyester voile. I also intend to use black muslin (UK term...It is a slightly denser weave than cheesecloth, but not as dense of a weave as American muslin.) for the darker fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Besides adding the border, I changed the original construction process for adding the padded section at the front. I put it between the layers of the finished scarf. This leaves the two layers of the folded scarf free of one another allowing it to be adjusted further to cover gaps in the back.
Scarf showing the padded section
Also the previous size was cut at 20in square.(A fat quarter metre) For the ones pictured the border fabric was cut at 25in square. Making a finished size of 22in. because the border edge folds over.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes, I am going to finish the rest of the ones I had cut at the previous size. They are cut from quilting cotton, so will not drape so well as these made from cotton lawn. So I am going to cut the border fabric at 30in square. Then I can be sure they are big enough and will be able to cover well in the back.
I was working with a fat quarter metre - approx. 20in square. If you had a fat quarter yard, you could adjust the border fabric measurements depending on the size of finish scarf you wanted. I did it to make my pre-cut fabrics larger. but it could just as easily be your plan from the start...use a fat quarter yard in novelty or statement fabrics and make it larger with a contrasting thin border fabric.
It could be done in dressmaking fabrics as well...something dressier for going out. A good way to make use of those pieces that aren't big enough for garments and you don't really want to throw away.
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