Handy Headscarf for Vintage Hairdos

by LadyD on May 31, 2012 · 0 comments

in 1930s,1940s,1950s,Accessories,Vintage Sewing

I’ve just done a tutorial on hand sewing a headscarf to use for those vintage hairstyles.

I’ve actually used the one featured in the tutorial already to keep my curlers in place when setting my hair.

I’m a recent convert to the world of scarves. Not only (to quote jane austen) do they save a fortune in hair dressing but when not used as a hair accessory keep your neck warm. And if made big enough make a great impromptu picnic blanket.

I’m planning on getting some vintage inspired printed fabric to make some more. I do prefer silk over cotton for headscarfs but cotton over silk for neck scarfs. I like with making my own I can have them match outfits if I buy a little extra fabric for each project. Planning on making a neckerchief as well.

Its definitely a great way to use up scraps as well or make gifts.

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I've always hand sewn but never created garments until recently. I love the retro/vintage style. Its so much more stylish and flattering than modern stuff. For my dancing escapades and folk music http://thelearningtoclogblog.blogspot.co.uk/ For sewing, craft and general blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/

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