Wednesday, 19 November 2008

I've Waited For Ages...

...to make one of these!
During the summer, I desperately wanted to have a go at making a glamorous, unusual and voluptuous scarf. Well, not really a scarf - more of a cowly neckwarmery sort of thing. What with one thing and another, I didn't get around to it...until now.

I've selected one of my favourite pieces of fabric from my collection (I love soft blue and bronze together), and backed it with a stiff-ish taffeta that is a bit russet, a bit turquoise and a bit chestnut coloured. The colours are quite subtle and shimmer softly with movement.
I've been waiting to use that fabulous woven ribbon trim - and today it got its chance to shine! But the best bit about this collar? It has to be its versatility - it is completely reversible; there are buttons on both sides (mother of pearl), which means they can be hidden on the inside or shown off by being on the outside. There are so many ways to wear it - loosely, folded over, buttoned up, unbuttoned, as a scarf, upside down...and many more, I'm sure!

This should be on sale in my etsy shop by the end of today. Oops! It's Wednesday....On My Desk tomorrow, then....

9 comments:

Gina said...

Very glamourous!

emma lamb said...

I second that - very glamorous :)



Great word verification - musemop!

Half an Acre said...

Gorgeous!

Dot said...

Charlotte - this is gorgeous and very glamorous - you are so creative!

Jackie said...

This is gorgoeous.
As I read the text the picture hadn't downloaded and I was thinking 'OOH drat I'm designing one in Harris Tweed and she's going to think I've copied'

Thankfully yours is TOTALLY fabulous. (and totally different to mine which is still in the experimental stage. Harris Tweed is so hairy that I need a nice lining to have next to the skin)

Jackie said...

I've just had a look at your cowl on flickr and it really is absolutely beautiful.
You are so original and its nice to see a bit of you!

edward and lilly said...

This is just divine, I look forward to seeing more!

Marian said...

I said it on flickr, you've outdone yourself. It is gorgeous!

Dawn said...

That is fabulous C-love it, and the photos are amazing.
Wish we lived nearer......x