Of course I could have used just one fabric, but I used my scrap box and I love patchwork, so I mixed it up. You can see where I simply topstitched the loop closed on this scarf. It was the first one I made. On subsequent scarves, I used Anna Maria's tutorial for handstitching the last seam.
|a vintage hand-me-down from a friend - a lovely, swingy, navy coat|
Genevieve loves the scarves. I love the scarves. I made two for myself!
The first one used up some cashmere scraps left from this skirt that I accidentally shrank. I mixed in a little bright plaid and some deep green.
|8-year-old L.L. Bean wool coat|
Then I used a precious length of Hawaiian fabric that Rebecca gave me - not only do I love the colors, but it was a gift to Rebecca's mom for babysitting a little girl whose parents traveled to Hawaii. I don't really look good in yellow, so I mixed the Hawaiian fabric with colors that do look good on me.
|my 10-year-old Land's End wool coat|
It's nice to have new accessories from the scrap box for my "old" coats (I didn't realize just how old they are until I tallied up the years for this post). And it's nice to make Genevieve look polished as she grows out her coats every year. I'll probably make some more scarves - maybe even some Christmas gifts!