Yesterday was a very fun and productive day. The house was mine (the children were at school), so it was just me, the dog, sewing machine and a few dozen sweaters. I had this super soft, finely knit wool, fuscia sweater dress that somone had 'thrown' out that was just dying to be something fabulous. The dress in itself was quite dowdy, but a few snips here and there gave me just enough fabric to create a fun wrap.
I had enough material to cut 4- 8"X16" pieces out, saving the ribbing for the ends. Then I stitched them short wise and length wise together to form the bulk of the wrap. This gave me a peice that was approximately 16"X32". After looking at it for awhile, I decided it needed some more oomph, so I zig-zagged stitched varigated embrodiery floss onto the seams, made it look so much more put together and 'artsy'.
I fininished the edging with a stretched zig-zag stich to create a scalloped look. I love how it gets all frilly! ; )
Then I took a few scraps and a large 'safety-type' pin (I think it's made for this kind of thing, came off a different similar bought wrap/shawl) I set to work making the flower and leaves. I had a vintage-look button left over from another project to create the center.
Over-all I love the look. I'm going to have to do some more hunting at the thrift store, maybe I'll find one that will suite as a gift this year! ; )