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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Adaptable Accessory - The Scarf

With just one square yard of fabric, or sometimes two, you can scheme yourself a whole crop of scarf tricks to gay up a dull wardrobe.

Gay up? Seriously? This article is from a 1946 Womans Day magazine I picked up yesterday. The original price of the magazine, 2 cents. Yup, that's it, 2 cents. But this article caught my eye because of the fun ways that you can re purpose a scarf or a yard or two of fabric. We'll focus on the PLAYSUIT!?! As always, you can click on the images for a larger picture if you need to see more detail.

One scarf held by a ribbon round the throat makes this skin-tight, free action playsuit. Done best in figure hugging rayon jersey.




The playsuit should be worn over a pair of panties. We held the scarf on the diagonal, and folded it with point A hanging down in front. This point is later picked up to form the halter. Holding the scarf at B and B, we tied these ends back at waist. Then we brought point C through the legs and up in back to tie points BB. To form the skirt in back we tied corners D and D together. The we tied a knot in the fabric at point A. Next, wee tied a ribbon round the through low enough to meet point A and twisted the ribbon into a loop in front. We slipped know A through the loop.

So there you have it. One square yard of rayon jersey and you can knot up your own playsuit. No sewing required.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Way cool! I will have to raid my closet for cool scarves now.

Glamoursurf said...

I love the way they have adapted scarf treatments in this article, so creative.