Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Vintage scarf meets men's shirt

I love scarves and have a large collection from various sources but I bought this one for £1 specifically to use in a refashion.  Its the luxurious silkiness of the scarf fabric and the vibrancy of the designs which is so appealing.



Its the old Marks and Spencer St Michael brand , Satin Rayon, Made in Italy.  I would guess it was approx. 1975 vintage.


I also had this thin cotton shirt, approx. 1995 vintage, made in Macau, which had been hanging patiently and quietly in the other side of the wardrobe for at least 10 years.


I used a pattern to make a new top, using the scarf for the central panel and sleeves and the shirt for the other pieces.


The scarf even enjoyed a trip back home, to the rooftops of Milan cathedral.


More details and photos here

5 comments:

Chickie Walsh said...

So pretty and smart.

Accidental Seamstress said...

Very nice! I love color blocking/mixed media shirts. I've got a kajillion scarves so I'm probably going to copy this :)

Saga said...

Very pretty.

jennifer elliott said...

Thanks for the idea because I have several scarves I can use to pretty up a shirt! Great refashion!

Jennifer, EOD

Melissa Lin said...

Love the sleeves, and the colors match beautifully.