My Kind of DIY

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

When I saw SewPetiteGal's clever transformation of her scarf into a top worn two ways, I gasped out loud. So neat! Wow, only a few steps and no sewing?! I need to try this ran through my head as I marveled at how she wore her scarf.

Once I had the perfect pair of pants in mind for this outfit, I went to work. My first attempt was a big fat FAIL. I didn't have a scarf ring, so I used a regular ring instead. Somehow though, after I tied the initial knot, the ring fell to the floor, hahaha (I'm not very good at following directions, it seems). Well, at least the knot was still in place. So I then slipped the scarf over my head in the one-shoulder style and tied the remaining ends around my waist.

On my right side (can be seen more clearly in the back view below), the material was sort of left open, flapping in the wind, so I tucked the top part into the strapless top I wore underneath. I should have straightened out the bottom part better and tucked excess fabric into my pants. In the end though, I think the scarf is just a teeny bit small for my body, so there will always be a bit of a gap.

Overall, I'm really happy with this DIY. Next time, I would probably twist the scarf a bit so there's more of a one-shoulder slant instead of how this attempt turned out.

Check out how Elle wore her scarf, with help also from SPG's tutorial.

Have you worn a scarf as a top before? How did it turn out?

cardigan: Old Navy
belt: Ann Taylor (other colors sold here)
flats: Old Navy (currently sold here)
sash on bag: Abercrombie & Fitch

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  1. Omg this is so freakin' hot hahahah. I'm seriously you look smokin!!!

    I love what you did with the scarf it just looks gorgeous!!

  2. Well done, Cee! I bought the blue version of that scarf and need to try this one of these days. I'm so sad Pearlbees is no longer selling.

    By the way, have you seen this blog?

    I saw the link from one of PAG's tweets and reading it is literally like being in Hermes/Chanel/etc heaven.

  3. This looks 100 million times better than my try! :)

    I love what you did here. This scarf is summery!

    p.s. your scarf ring-less existence will soon be over. :)

  4. I love this!! So unique!!


  5. If I was a guy, I would be cat calling you on the street! I hate when ppl do that but I totally would do it because this is so sexy! I think you should wear one shoulder tops more because this looks so great! When can you ever do wrong with a scarf?! Ahh!

  6. omg cee, this is perfection! how clever to turn a scarf into a top! tres chic!

  7. I think the scarf looks awesome on you. I am officially in love with those pants (as if I wasn't before!!) They are the perfect pants for summer/spring! Can't wait to see your next outfit!

  8. Is that an Hermes scarf? It looks fantastic as a top. I have been looking into investing into one and using it beyond a scarf for a few weeks now. There are endless possibilities to wear a scraf which I had never even thought of. It is quite amazing how creative some ladies can be.

  9. You do look smoking!! Keep that cardigan off! :p

  10. super HOT!!! :) amazing idea. i gotta try this sometime!

    kimchi girl

  11. Wow, a very sexy top! Great idea!

    - slayerbabe

  12. Ah, such an awesome idea! LOVE your scarf first of all and it looks amazing as a top.

    I've never worn a scarf as a top before but I'm definitely going to try this...once I buy a scarf.

  13. Hey you did a fantastic job! Man I sooo want to try this, I don't think I have a big enough scarf though :P

  14. that is so creative! thank goodness i dont have a scarf that i can try this with, or i'd be obsessing until i got it right! it looks adorable on you and sewpetitegal!!

  15. this is definitely my kind of diy too (i am not very crafty!) your faux halter top is so fun and i wish i have a silk scarf to try this. all of my scarfs are winter scarfs lol.

    great job with the transformation, Cee! :)

  16. wow, amazing DIY job of transforming this scarf into a top! i love the pattern and the look is so nautical!

    cute & little

  17. O-M-G this is amazing! I freaking love it! You look HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!

  18. ack i love this! and you totally made me want a scarf ring all over again!

  19. Thank you everyone :)

    @R.L. - I remember Mia from the days where I surfed on tPF daily. Her reveals are always amazinggg. The thousands of pictures ate up all my bandwidth lol.

    @Nelah - Nope, don't have the moolah for Hermes :) I'll take this wannabe-Hermes as a compliment though! Speaking of which, when are you going to do your H reveal?! CAN NOT WAIT!

  20. Whoa! Holy Cow! I'm gasping too! Very creative! Respect!!!

  21. thats so creative, and I love the final work! good job on the DIY scarf :)

  22. I fall in love with this scarf every time I see it on your blog. I actually bought it off ebay! But still haven't had the change to wear it. Maybe I'll try this DIY. I can see this working as a swimsuit coverup for the beach or something. =D

    <3 S.

  23. Huzzah (sorry I just watched a medieval times movie), I can comment now! OMG, Cee this looks SOOOOO GORGEOUS on you! I love it paired with the bright whites and the citrine belt - just so pretty!!!!!

  24. That is such a great idea! I love this look, and I love how you wore it with white! A fav

    Live Life in Style

  25. Grr, blogger ate up my comments! Thank you everyone for your kind words :)

    @R.L. - I remember Mia's reveals from when I used to browse tPF daily. All her photos and bags were simply stunning. I probably used up all my Internet's bandwidth browsing through thousands of her photos, lol.

    @Nelah - Nope, not Hermes. But I'll take a wannabe-Hermes scarf as a compliment ;) Your H scarf is simply amazing... I may have to pay them a visit soon ;)

  26. That looks great! And SewPetiteGal is genius. I've had a really pretty bright red and gold scarf for some time now and haven't been able to really incorporate it into any outfits yet, since it's a larger size scarf. I'm literally running into my room when I finish this comment and trying this out!
    Thanks! And keep the great posts coming!



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