So as I alluded in an earlier post, last weekend I spent an evening sewing my Mom a Mother’s Day present. I saw Dana’s Summer Scarf Tutorial and thought it would be great for my Mom. I used this cotton voile remnant I bought at Metro Textile a couple of months ago. This floral was perfect for my mother. She loves that peachy color and has a lot of items in her wardrobe that would match with this color scheme.
I did a couple of things differently than the tutorial. I used my new boyfriend, the gathering foot, instead of elastic thread. And I used french seams to join my pieces since the cotton voile was so delicate (remember, I had to fix Katie’s dress which had a cotton voile bodice.) Oh and this is the first time I used french seams!!! Pretty cool technique.
If I were to make this again as a gift and I might because it’s pretty quick to do (although the majority of the project is probably spent on the hem since I didn’t serge finish it), I would make it shorter than the 170 inches long Dana suggests, but that’s only because I used my gathering foot instead of elastic thread. I think the elastic thread made her scarf shorter. Or I would just try the elastic thread; it looks like it would be bouncy. My only worry with the elastic thread was that it looks a little casual which, depending on your fabric, could be just the ticket. So really, your fabric will tell you how it wants to be made up.
Here are some construction photos:
And of course, the scarf in action on my Mom!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. 🙂