FINISHED! A barely sewn cheap fluro copycat scarf

Is it spelt fluoro or fluro?  Anyway, I'm all about it and I'm especially loving this cheap fluro copycat scarf I made in 5 minutes on Monday. Copycat because I shamelessly copied Sew Brunswick and bought the same fluro fabric to make a scarf. I think the best representation of the colours are in this first photo).
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I'm right in the middle of a selfless sewing/crafting mania: school fete sewing, halloween preparation and 5 yr old party birthday so, on a mission at Spotlight on Sunday for Despicable Me and Halloween items, and after having seen this fluro leopard infinity scarf at Sew Brunswick I decided to buy the same fabrics, taking advantage of the 40% off sale (which made it next to nothing) and add to the break up the mania with a five minute scarf for myself.
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I didn't do an infinity scarf as I like to be able to play with my scarves, so rather just a big square.  It also barely counts as sewing as all I did was do a rolled hem on the babylock along all 4 edges.   I used a tartan scarf that I own and love and wear all the time (but have been thinking that it is a bit heavy for summer) as my guide to sizing - so about a metre in length and then just the width of the fabric.  I bought 2 metres of each so probably could have made it longer as the fabric is so lovely and lightweight.
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The material is super soft but is only polyester (eek) so now I'm on the look out for some lovely fluro patterned silk for a less cheap option (perhaps Marimekko have one??).  Do tell me if you know of some. That one I'd do a proper hem and maybe even add tassles a la Grainline.  Oh I wish I'd bought all those fluro notions I saw in France at la droguerie.  But this cheap one is getting a lot of wear and am thinking of whipping a few up to put on the handmade stall on Saturday at fete number 2! Worn here with my Megan Nielson Briar, but looks equally good with stripes (of course!).

P.S. Fete number 1 went really well but at the last minute decided not to take my camera, deciding just to take phone shots only to have my phone say that there was no room left to take any photos.  Damn!!! So no photos... :(  Will try and take more this weekend.

P.P.S  I also have a couple of outfits in the works which I hope to get to soon.  One due to winning some perfect denim from Gabrielle at Up Sew Late! 

22 comments:

  1. I love it. Bright, easy, fast and stressfree sewing! Plus it's really cute on you!

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  2. So pretty - and of course it goes with stripes! (Next week I swear I'm going to find a print to pair with my striped Day to Night top to wear to work). Quick makes are so satisfying especially when they come out this nicely. This would be a great idea for me to practice a rolled hem on my serger. Did the Grinch stockings sell at the fete?

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  3. The colours in the fabric are soo lovley - and of course just perfect for an Aussie summer. Might have to be a copy cat of you!!! Cheers, Karen

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  4. Go fluro... Or flouro... Or whatever... However it's spelt I love it! I used to live in scarves, I have to get back to them as they do make the perfect flexible accessory. Gorgeous!

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  5. Maider.... MasustakOctober 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Love the colours!!!! It looks great on you! (Love your Briar also!)

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  6. Lovely! Oh I wish you could check out darn cheaps silks, they have so many gorgeous ones so reasonably priced - their website is a bit basic but might be worth a look. I'd Instagram you some but aren't cool enough to Instagram hahahaha!

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  7. You look great in fluoro! I love it :)

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  8. Oh now I want to keep the other one too!! Lovely work. I debated not making it infinity but with all this darn wind it is lovely and secure. Thanks for copying! L x

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  9. Beautiful print! A perfect accent to an outfit.

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  10. Love the fabric. Would make a great present - may have to find some patterned voile now!

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  11. A lady can never have enough scarves! I do hope Marimekko make patterned silk - I have only seen their cottons in store.

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  12. Thanks! I'm going to run a couple up for the fete tomorrow and see how they go.

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  13. I'm thinking of keeping the other one as well!! I should make the next one infinity as I'm such a fiddler that my scarves are always flying everywhere.

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  14. You need to get on instagram!! :) Will check out the website - thanks!

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  15. Thanks Jillian. It is fun to wear - and yes you should get back into scarves.

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  16. Ha ha ha - these cheap scarves could be the thing!

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  17. The rolled hem feature makes it so easy - but as I said I probably should hem it nicer - well I will with more expensive fabric. Yes, I sold all but 1 of the stockings. We have the school fete on Saturday (later today) and I should have made some more... next year.
    Can't wait to see what print your pair with your D to N top. Everything goes with stripes!!

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  18. Thanks Gillian. Colours really do make you happier!

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