Back in October, I shared about my cardigan addiction. I'm afraid I have another potential addiction to report. Cowls. Or Infinity scarves. Whatever you want to call them. I did a quick count and I have at least 8 cowl patterns pinned to my sewing pinterest board. And 25 cowl knitting patterns I have saved in my ravelry favorites. I've knit 3 (two this year that I'll post pics and notes about soon) and sewed up this one on Saturday.
In a previous life time, I worked in the children's room in a big downtown library. One Saturday during my lunch break I wandered into a fun vintage store that was getting ready to move and everything that was left was a disaster and on super sale. I walked out with a big bag of vintage fabric for $5. This fabric was from a 1970s drapery panel. With the big gray flowers and purple leaves, I imagine it was in an older girl or teen bedroom. I don't know, though, it was the 70s, maybe it was in someone's dining room. I had to cut off the gathered part at the top for the drapery hooks and the lining. I also had to cut off some damaged pieces.
Anyway, I wouldn't hang these drapes in my house, but I'm happy to wear giant flowers around my neck!
I read through a couple of tutorials from the aforementioned pinterest sewing board but most closely followed this one at H is for Handmade. Basically you make a big rectangle and then sew the ends together.