Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Circa patchwork, lined with aqua solid
Circa patchwork, 20"
Alchemy reversible full scarf

Baby Bouquet voile self lined

Floral patchwork half scarf
So, you know that if I was going to lose my hair during chemo I'd have to experiment with cute headscarves! An internet search revealed nothing appealing. I think I like the handkerchief look more than those with the band around the bottom and tails hanging down. Maybe I'll think differently when I have NO hair, but for now I like this look better. Here's what I did. My first scarf in Circa I pieced a 20"square, then lined in a coordinating Kona cotton. I folded it in half, like picture #2 and then tied the ends in the back tucking in the flap that would hang in the back. My son said I looked like that war advertisement with the lady in the headscarf. Retro is good! :) Next, I did a 22" pieced square, cut it in half and lined with a solid, like the last pic. There is less bulk & then I had another half with slightly different fabrics. With the pieced ones, pay attention to the fabrics you put in the middle because those will be on your forehead. I was thinking that voile would be super soft and comfy against my head, but I think voile on both sides is too slippery, so I would do voile lined with cotton on the other side next time. Lastly, I did a 22" square with 2 different prints making it reversible with Alchemy cottons. Love the reversible idea! To sum it all up, it seems like a 22-20" square is great for an adult's head. I sewing the right sides together leaving a hole for turning, clipping the corners before turning. Then I ironed & topstiched around the edge. Super fast, super cute!


krista said...

lovely scarves! Those will be stunning on you, hair or no hair. sending hugs!

Nina... said...

"Necessity is the mother of invention." An English proverb which means necessity or difficult situations encourage inventive solutions. Such a perfect example and a brilliant idea! I won't be surprised if you start to get orders from those who need a bright and happy accessory during a similiar journey. Keep Calm and Sew Something Pretty! : )

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

What a great idea! Aren't teenage sons the best? LOL

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