Thursday, 20 September 2012

Romance meets granny chic...

Hello my lovelies! I'm sorry for the silence on my part, but this week has been a testing one! Life does sometimes throw one a curve ball (or three), and then all good intentions and productivity flies out the window! Anyhow, I did finally manage to do a little sewing today, albeit a 'quickie' project. In all honesty, this little project was all I could muster today! I think you all know by now that I am madly in love with lace and doilies...yes, I too have been converted to granny chic. So, today I decided to use both to make a scarf. A bit of lace for romance, teamed up with some cute doilies, and that's how you marry romance and granny chic!

I started with my base...two strips of muslin fabric cut to size...about 10" x 60" need for fiddly measuring!

I took a deep breath, and cut into this once beautiful, now slightly worn lace blouse...some panels to sew onto my base...

Using the panels from the lace top, and an assortment of lace and doilies, I set to work adding the layers to the one of the muslin strips...No exact science...just how and where I fancied...

Then, placing the two base strips together, right sides facing, I sewed all around, leaving a 10cm gap at one end to turn it inside out. I then sewed the open end shut, pressed the scarf with an iron, and voila!

And there you have it! An easy-peasy, romantic,  lacy bit of granny chic! And all from re-cycled bits of loveliness! Please excuse the 'not so perfect' photographs...they were taken in a hurry whilst burning dinner in the oven! I will make sure to take better pictures next time, and not to cremate the fish and chips!

Until next time!
Blessings, Tania ♥


  1. Beautiful Tania xox I hope life feels a little smoother from now on x P

  2. What an elegant, ethereally beautiful scarf. Everything you make is inspiringly lovely, sweet gal.

    Wishing you a serene start of autumn,
    ♥ Jessica

  3. What a wonderful way to create a scarf. It's so pretty.
    I hope you have a peaceful weekend.
    Ali x

  4. Hello sweet Tania!
    What a beautiful transformation and artistic way to add some romantic glamour to a scarf. You have created something to wear proudly.
    Big hugs across the pond,
    Carolynn xo

  5. Wow! What a beautiful scarf. have a great weekend


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