Simple Scarf Halter Top
- 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
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.
- To form casing for chain, fold one edge of scarf over to the wrong side 2", pin. Stitch near the edge, press.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Insert chain at neck, and adjust gathers. If you use a longer chain, it will drape dramatically down your back!
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