With almost 100% of my friends in the working world, I find it hard to inch my way into "workplace attire" conversations when I have no "day job." While they may find it hard to believe that I proudly shop at Savers, and I find it hard to believe that people in corporate America aren't allowed to wear jeans, we do agree on one thing, casual Fridays. (Well, Friday may as well be any day for me, but I completely understand the significance of dedicating a day to an utter wardrobe vacation.)
The problem I've been having lately is that my scarves, while all autumn worthy, aren't dressed down enough for couch-slouching/rolling in the leaves. I spent some time browsing the archives of my favorite blogs recently and found this little idea, that has completely turned my t-shirt days into something drool-worthy, to even my most formal friends.
Attack your husbands t-shirt stash. Take anything you figure he won't notice. I bought a few t-shirts at Savers, since my husband is particularly fond of ALL of his t-shirts. A mother once told me that, "Girls need a lot to keep them happy. Boys just need their FAVORITE t-shirt, EVERY DAY." So, not wanting to upset the apple cart, I bought a few used t's.
Arrange each shirt so it fits on your cutting board, and cut off the bottom hem. You can use a rotary cutter or a scissors. No need to buy supplies for this no-sew project.
Save the hem, you will use it later.
Cut the t-shirt into 3/4" strips (or there about). No need to measure, just eyeball it. Do this to several shirts of different colors.
Give the strips a good stretch. This will cause them to curl slightly.
Wrap these big circles around your fingers until they look like little nests.
Make lots of little nests. You will need about 32 to make one scarf. Each t-shirt should give you at least 10-15 nests.
Take those hem pieces (that I told you to set aside) and cut them into 5" pieces. Line up the nests and tie them together using the hem. Alternate colors, making a pattern or a random eclectic scarf.
You will end up with something like this.
And I am a dork. Ready for casual Friday. Which is tomorrow.
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