Saturday, November 20, 2010

tying your scarf

***update to the fabric giveaway ***
***  Victoria of 'Ten Thousand Hours' is the winner ***

This silk is 8 inches wide and 68 inches long.  It still needs the edges finished.  It's a leftover from last weekend's scarf frenzy (see recent posts - there is a description of how I sewed the hems).  Just leave a comment if interested.  Shipping is on me and I don't mind shipping internationally.





OK, here is something fun - I get to sew in a different colorway!  I am sewing exactly one gift this year (for a woman who celebrates Hannukah, now that I think about it :)
She is a co-worker who appreciates my sewing and made it clear that a scarf would make her very happy, so I am delighted to sew this project.  Plus, she said she will give me a gift, too.  Yeah we are really whooping it up all right!!!

This is the same fabric I sewed for myself - the vibrant silk burnout from a recent post.  It's just a different colorway.

Change of subject ... thank you, Barbara,  for commenting about pre-washing menswear!  um, YES!
You reminded me of a very sad loss a few years ago.  A pair of pants shrunk after washing in cold water on the delicate cycle.  I always hang dry, too.  I've sewn menswear wools for years and years and it only happened one time.  Thank you for the reminder!

I find that some menswear suitings don't change much after washing, but others soften up nicely.  The dark charcoal gray pants in my previous post are a good example of wool that softened nicely and looks just a little more casual now, which I like.

And to all of you who have made such nice comments about my illustrations, I thank you, and I give you my secret: Snag-It.  It is an inexpensive tool for capturing screenshots and editing them.  They just released a Mac version and I love it!  I use both PC and Mac versions and they are both great.  I use this tool a lot for my job.

Sorry no links in this post ... it is just a quickie while I eat breakfast.  (You can google snag-it :)
Headed to the sewing room, and not even sure what I'm tackling today.  I love that feeling!!
Have a great weekend, all!

26 comments:

  1. Yes, I'd love that piece--it's beautiful! Thanks!

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  2. I saw an article recently which showed 10 or so different ways to tie a scarf and which works best with different scarf lengths and shapes, so I've been trying them out. Since reading your last scarf posts I've picked up my scarves more often to wear. Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Oh yes, you can enter me for the fabric giveaway, it is gorgeous.

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  3. Robin, I have no silk in my wardrobe and would dearly love to have that beautiful piece! Thanks for considering me.

    Gail D.

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  4. I'm interested. It's a really pretty piece!

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  5. That is a lovely piece. I'm just starting back to sewing after many years. It would be lovely to win the silk.

    I'm off to google snag-it which could be hugely helpful w/blogs. Here's to knowing one doesn't know it all (that would be me I'm hoping to remind:)

    Cheers to all.

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  6. I'd love to be entered. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. I'd like to be entered too!
    Thanks so much

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  8. Please enter me into the giveaway!!!!

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  9. Ohhh, pick me! pick me! Extra points for the obnoxious childish screaming?
    going to Google "snag-it", I've wondered how you do those pics.
    I'm headed to the sewing room to make some very difficult and detailed items - table cloth and napkins. On my serger. Wish me luck ;-)

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  10. I'm also interested...YOu made some beautiful scarves....

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  11. Can I believe my EYES?!! A Mac version of SNAG-IT!?!?!?! Seriously????

    Be still my heart!!! This was the ONLY piece of software I missed when moving to a Mac. I've managed without it, but still think about it from time to time.

    Guess what is going on my Christmas list??? :D

    I don't need any more fabric, but what a nice giveaway!

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  12. shams, Snagit for Mac just came out - maybe 2 weeks ago, if that. You are going to love it!!

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  13. Would love to to win this, I saw a sewing with Nancy called sensational scarves. How great would that be to try that on such a pretty piece of fabric.

    Your blog and tutorials are such a help for all of us wanting to become better sewers.

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  14. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Please enter me too!!

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  15. I love the fabric.
    Thanks for your how to posts. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.

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  16. Thanks so much for the tutorial on how to wear a scarf. And I just today found your blog... and also found your tutorial on how to sew an edge helpful. Your scarves are all so gorgeous. You've inspired me to head to the fabric store and buy some pretty fabric and give one a try. (Luckily they don't take too much fabric).

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  17. Thank you for your instruction and the giveaway. Have a good day!

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  18. I would love to win one of your beautiful scarves!

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  19. I promise I'll do the hemming IMMEDIATELY if I win!

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  20. oops-- guess I need to identify myself if I want to win. "Anonymous" is Sandy Ellison.

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  21. That is beautiful fabric! I would love to make myself a scarf from it. The fabrics you used for all your scarves are just beautiful!

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  22. Robim Hello, I am Brazilian and I read your blog since forever, love to be nominated for the draw.

    Hugs

    Eilan - Brazil

    (Sorry a mistake, I'm using a google translator)

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  23. Eilane, the winner was randomly selected only moments before you posted. But thanks for leaving a comment to let me know you read.

    I will continue to give away fabric when I have leftovers big enough to work with.
    Have a great day in Brazil!!

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  24. Love the scarf for your co-worker. I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

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  25. Thanks for the love Robin, and congrats on the Victory that led to a lovely gift.

    Hugs

    Eilane - Brazil

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