Last week, bloggy friend Sandra of madam0wl posted about a top she made out of two bandanas, which was partly inspired by this very top I’m wearing here! Unbelievably, I hadn’t worn this top since September 2007, before I even had the blog! Shocking neglect of such a fab thing! So I dug it out again and here it is.
The scarf top is pretty much the easiest DIY project imaginable, all you need is two identically-sized scarves, a needle and some thread. Handsew three of the edges together right at the edges, leaving a hole in the middle for the head at the top edge and a hole at the top for the arms on the side edges. And that is literally it.
As you can see, my scarves were bigger than Sandra’s, so my top is a little wider and longer, which makes it sit in a slouchier way and therefore really needs a belt to stop me looking whale-like. I might make one with smaller scarves! Or I might try using a different, less slinky, fabric if I can find some nice cotton scarves.
The other thing worthy of note in today’s post is my hair. I’m so happy with it! I was so sick of my long hair, it was in an atrocious state, so I got it chopped. I think it makes me look younger, and I’m not quite decided whether it’s younger in a good way, or younger in a teenager type way. I would be happy to be mistaken for a 25 year old (I’m 30), but maybe not so much an 18 year old, which I think could happen now from far away.
* top – I made it
* top under – vero moda
* belt – charity shop
* jeans – h&m. They are getting lots of wear at the moment!
* shoes – clarks originals
* coat – zara
* scarf – I made it