It’s been horrible here – days of wind and rain after a promisingly sunny start to February.
Some years ago my sister in law bought me a fleece scarf/rollneck/tabard affair. It was a glorious purple and a lovely idea, but I hardly ever used it because (and here is vanity from a woman who never carries a brush with her) getting it on and off gave me Einstein hair.
So, now my girls ‘borrow’ all my hats on a regular basis and never put them back in the drawer, I thought I’d change this purple piece into a hood and scarf that I would use.
Here it is in it’s Before photo – beautifully modelled by my wonderful mum:
As you can see it has the rollneck thing going on and the scarf piece at the front has a matching bit at the back. Anyway, I unpicked one side then marked and pinned a hood shape in the other:
I stitched the shape and cut off the excess material before trying it on for size:
I then hemmed all the raw edges on my machine.
Now I have a scarf with a hood attached I can go out in the blustery wind and keep my head, ears and neck warm!
I’m very glad to be able to wear it now – it’s such a cheering colour on a dull day.