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Simple Scarf Halter Top

DIYStyle Vodcast Episode 12

Supplies Needed

  • Silk scarf, 33" to 35" square
  • 1/4 yard of matching solid colored silk
  • OR 1-1/4 yards of soft drapeable fabric
  • 1 chain necklace or a length of chain 22" with a closure
  • 1/8 yard of 1/4" elastic
  • Conventional sewing thread

SEWING

  1. If using a cut piece of fabric, first measure and cut a panel 35" x 35", and roll hem all edges. Continue in the same manner for either the cut panel or the scarf.
  2. To form casing for chain, fold one edge of scarf over to the wrong side 2", pin. Stitch near the edge, press.
  3. Cut a piece of solid silk (or from fabric) 15" x 9". If using a woven fabric (like the silk) finish all the edges with a zig-zag stitch.
  4. For elastic casing in silk panel, fold one end of the 9" length over one-half inch to the wrong side. Stitch the near the edge. Insert a 4" piece of elastic into the casing, stitch elastic securely at both ends.
  5. Stitch the silk panel to each side of the scarf at the loser edge, right sides together. Important! Allow the silk panel to extend 3/8 inch below the hemmed edge of the scarf.
  6. For the hem in the silk panel, fold the fabric up 3/8", the edge will now be even with the hem in the scarf. Stitch and press.
  7. Insert chain at neck, and adjust gathers. If you use a longer chain, it will drape dramatically down your back!

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