Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Stitching Toward September

orange halter dress handmade out of a big scarf

I sewed a big scarf together to create this halter dress! I was excited to wear it today--I can't resist newly finished clothes, however makeshift--but I wanted to add some green to my outfit for the Wednesday style challenge hosted by Bon Marche Couture. Thus the handkerchief twisted around my wrist:

orange halter dress handmade out of a big scarf

It's a chartreuse-leaning shade of pistachio, to be exact.

orange halter dress handmade out of a big scarf

I also wore green shoes, but the grass covered them. That's okay, because my surroundings were the right color too.

orange halter dress handmade out of a big scarf

I haven't decided whether to leave the fringe, trim it, or what. I made this dress to be reversible and double as a skirt, so perhaps there are too many possibilities to keep track of. Having a lot of options can be overwhelming.

orange halter dress handmade out of a big scarf

A pumpkin-colored scarf dress will be perfect for late August or the first weeks of September. The color palette will fit the season better, and the fabric's loose breeziness will be a relief. (Early fall is usually the warmest time of year in the Bay Area.) I'm dreaming of a weekend trip to Humboldt County: strolling through fragrant redwood forest to picnic at a frigid-but-idyllic swimming hole, then air-drying in the hot yellow sunlight, and gathering blackberries from abundant roadside brambles on the way back to camp.

orange halter dress handmade out of a big scarf

20 comments :

  1. This is so beautiful. You are so talented at re-vamping clothes and creating beautiful pieces out of the things you'd least expect. Can't believe that was a scarf!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad it's somewhat disguised, haha

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  2. What a cool idea! It looks great,I like the fringe. A trip to the redwood forest for a picnic sounds dreamy, I'd love to travel out that way sometime.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, come down and we can go hiking in Muir Woods!

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  3. Your weekend trip sounds like heaven! I might need to see if the wizard and I can get away for something like that before the last of the summer goes!

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    1. I'm sure you two would have a magical time! (Get it? =D)

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  4. What a funky result for the dress - I LOVE the way you've made the neckline with the little red block and string. I'm impressed that it's DIY!

    xo

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  5. man oh man you are always doing craftyfunthings! and why yes, that is one word. I especially enjoy that little red tidbit up top as a pop of color. :D

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  6. Reversable and double as a skirt? My dear, you are a wonder. ~twirls you~

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    1. ~spinning~spinning~spinning~ thank you!

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  7. My goodness, girl! You work that scarf! :D

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  8. oh redwood forest, someday we shall meet!! also, wow, you did an awesome job w/ the upcycle! it looks perfect for the beach or a picnic, as you say. i love the fringe personally & the print on the scarf is so pretty. can't wait to see the other ways you say you can wear it.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, soon! Come to CA and we can hike Muir Woods.

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    2. oh that would be amazing! hopefully sometime soon : ). Maybe after we settle in in Austin we can take a trip over there!

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    3. That would be lovely! Or maybe I'll come to you :) I've never visited Texas.

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    4. Absolutely! You're welcome to come stay w/ us in Austin (or the outskirts) anytime after May : )

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