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.
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.
Close up of rear yoke finished.
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.
Close up of shoulder seam and lower side seam with hems.
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.
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!