little-house-inspired scarf wrap
This isn't a fashion blog, and I can pretty safely say that it never will be. But I'd like to share a fashion post today with some explanation...
While watching the first season of Little House on the Prairie, I spotted Caroline Ingalls wearing a vest type of garment that I really, really liked. It was fairly simple, so I thought I might try and make one based purely on looking at hers. But before I even got to trying, I was disappointed by the fabric options I found for it. Sadness.
But then, on a walk through Forever 21, I spotted these scarves:
They are a wool blend, and were on clearance for about $9 each. My initial thought was to use them to make my vest, but while draping and figuring out how I would do this, I found a way to create a similar look without taking a single cut or stitch.
The scarf fits around my neck and shoulders in a shawl sort of way, and then I added a belt to hold it. Paired with a basic blouse, my denim skirt with petticoat poking out, and boots, and I've got a modern interpretation of something Ma Ingalls might have worn! I find it a little funny that I'm so drawn to her, but Caroline Ingalls was quite the woman, I do believe.
And so even though this is a craft blog, and not a fashion blog, I think that Caroline would have been pleased with this crafting a new look!
By Mollie Johanson at Thursday, January 26, 2012