~ 20 x 25" of fabric
~ 20 x 25" in complementing fabric
~ 4 x buttons
~ rotary cutting tool
~ cutting mat
~ sewing machine
~ Cut 2 triangles (one from each fabric) measuring 17" x 16" x 16"
~ Cut 2 semi circles (one from each fabric) measuring 8" wide x 2.5" deep
trace this shape on a piece of paper first to get the curve right. I used a plate to help create the shape.
~ Cut 2 long strips of fabric measuring 18" x 2.5" (in either fabric)
1. Iron 1/4 " of one end of the tie to the wrong side.
2. Next fold the whole piece of fabric in half, long ways and iron.
3. Open up the fabric and fold one side into the crease and iron, then repeat
on the other side.
4. With the edges still folded into the center, fold the piece of fabric in half again and iron.
Top stitch the folded fabric along the center. Repeat with the second tie. I tied a little knot in the hemmed edge to finish it off.
Place the 2 semi circles on top of each other (let's call this the peak), right sides together. Sew only along the curved edge of the fabric. Clip along the sewn edge of the fabric being careful not to cut the stitching. Fold the fabric right side out and iron.
Lay triangles on top of each other, right sides together. Fold the triangle in half along the 17" side. Cut the tip of the triangles off 1" from the edge. This is where the ties will be attached. Keeping the triangle together, right sides together, find center of the 17" edge, and the center of the peak, match up and pin. Make sure the fabric triangle on top is the same as the fabric semi circle. Sew along this edge.
Using the same technique as attaching the peak, place the two ties inside the triangles with the raw edge of the ties lined up with the cut edge of the triangle (see below). Pin ties in place. Sew one tie in place and continue to the tip of triangle. Sew second tie in place and sew 3" from tip of triangle leaving enough room to turn the scarf right side out.
Turn edge of opening to inside of scarf and iron. Top stitch entire scarf. Measure 4" along both short sides of the scarf. Fold under to create a pleat on each side. I would put the scarf on a little head at this point to get the pleat in the right place. Secure in place with a button on each side and underneath. Remember it is reversible!
After a few prototypes, I am very happy with how it turned out. Now I just have to get her to wear it. The photo shoot was a struggle. Perhaps if I led her to a meadow full of daisies and frolicking deer, she might be game?