I liked the small houndstooth pattern on it and thought it well suited for a scarf. I have a fair number of scarves, but no infinity scarves. It seemed like the time to make one. I started by chopping the shirt in two pieces, cutting across the chest just under the armpits. I made this bottom piece into a large rectangle by trimming off the very bottom curved hem of the shirt as well.
With the buttons open, I folded the rectangle in half, right sides together, to make a long, skinny rectangle.
I stitched along the raw edges, leaving a seam allowance of about half an inch. I turned the tube right side out and topstitched along the same edge. The whole process took about 10 minutes.
I twisted the ends a few times, then buttoned it up to make it an infinity scarf. It was just long enough to loop around my next twice. For an accent, I added a watch band I got for a dollar at the thrift shop.
Of course, I can also wear it as a regular scarf, if I want. I love having options!
The only problem with the scarf is that the material is a little too stiff to drape nicely. If I made another one of these, I would use a softer/thinner fabric.
Thanks for reading. Happy holidays! -Amy