Saturday, October 8, 2011

Guest Post: Sweet Verbena

I am so excited to have Katy from Sweet Verbena guest posting today. 

(how sweet is her bike?!?)

Katy is super talented!! Everything she makes is so great! She has such awesome style/taste and the amazing pictures she takes of her projects seal the deal. She started her blog, Sweet Verbena, a month before I started mine so it has been so fun to follow along and see her grow and get bigger and bigger! I {heart} her blog BIG TIME! If you haven't been over to see it yet, you need to head over and click the "follow" button so that you don't miss any of her awesome projects and tutorials!

I am in love with this Boho Maxi Dress and definitely need to make one next summer!

And I LOVE this "It's a Cinch" Bag!

Ok... without further adieu, here is Katy!



Hi there!

My name is Katy and I blog over at Sweet Verbena. I'm a junior college student at Texas A&M University studying elementary education. When I'm not studying hard, I love to create! I just started blogging in May and have met so many amazing women. I hope you'll stop by and say hi too!



Ashley was kind enough to have me over here today to share my Single Loop Lace Infinity Scarf tutorial. Hope you enjoy (: 




Materials:


1/ 2 yd Lace

1/2 yd Backing Fabric

Matching thread 
(ignore the elastic thread shown in the pic)

Tutorial:

My original intention for this project was a shirred waist skirt. Some silky grey fabric with a lace overlay and a simple shirred waist sounded easy enough. However silk is far from the easiest material to work with and I couldn't get it to lay right in order to sew the lines of shirring. So I scratched that idea and went for a scarf instead. And hey, it turned out pretty cute!

Begin by cutting your lace and backing fabric into 18" x 45" rectangles. Pin the 45" sides of the fabric right sides together. 


Sew along each 45" side


Turn inside out and you'll have something like this:


Bring the two ends together and pin the lace fabric right sides together. 


Sew with a 1/2 inseam.


Turn the scarf inside out so that the seams are exposed and pin your backing fabric right sides together. 


Sew as shown below (with a 1/2" inseam), leaving about a 4 inch gap opening.


Turn scarf right side out through your gap and secret stitch the opening.

And done! 



 Maybe not as cute as the skirt I had envisioned, but pretty darn close! 





Thank you so much for having me Ashley! 

4 comments:

  1. Pinned, and will be making soon. That is SOOOOO Cute!

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  2. Oh, I have so got to do this! What an adorable scarf! What a great guest post!

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  3. Pinned immediately. :) What a great gift idea, too! :)

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