Turning a silk scarf into a cute top.

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This top is a mash-up refashion of a vintage silk scarf that I found for only $2.99 at Value Village and loved but didn’t know how to wear it.  I love the colours and it took a long time to figure out how to refashion it.  I considered making a dress with this as the top panel, I considered making a skirt as well.   But finally I decided to make a top.

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Front view.

Luckily I had a gold coloured top with a mandarin collar that I never really wore because of the fit.  So I took the back and the collar off leaving the back alone with the sleeves still attached from the underarm seam to the shoulder.  I took the two layers of the yolk and stitched each side inside out to create a smooth clean finish at the neck when turned right side out.

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Close up of rear yoke finished.

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Front, side and rear view of top.

I also hemmed the small sleeves I had left after measuring the top against the width of the scarf.  Then with the back cleaned up I stitched the scarf to  the shoulders of the back and down the sides.

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Close up of shoulder seam and lower side seam with hems.

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Interfacing at neck.

To keep the neck tidy I attached a small interfacing to the neck portion of the scarf from a scrap of dress lining left over from another refashion.  I am super pleased how it turned out.

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I am looking for more scarves to do some refashions like this.  I did find this one, but I am not sure what to do with this one because it is much bigger than the last one.  It was only $4.99 at Value Village.  I would like to find some fabric in either the yellow or the purple for the back, or maybe black to match the pattern.  I would love any suggestions!