This project was designed to give me additional cravat scarves (I fold them in thirds and tie like an ascot) to wear instead of the single one I had to start with. Conveniently, the materials cost a fraction of what I paid for the original one I have, so it ended up being a great deal as well as a welcome addition to my wardrobe.
This particular one is made of linen, which as you can tell from the pictures is a lovely light-blue color... not too distant from one of my favorite sweaters, incidentally.
|To begin with, I used my initial cravat as a pattern|
|I cut out the fabric around the original|
|Initially I was going to pin the whole thing, but realized that the material holds whatever shape you press it into... more on this later...|
|In Haiti wearing the cravat|
|On the airplane flying back from Haiti|
|Finally, what it looked like when I got home after wearing it a whole day of traveling through airports, immigration, customs, and countless security checkpoints!|
|Close up, still looks perfect after a whole day, I didn't even have to retie it at any time during the day|
|This is what it looked like under the shirt|
|Remember how I said the material keeps its shape? After wearing it all day, the folds were well-pressed into the material|
|Here's what the full effect of the wrinkles|
|And the other side|
|As I sewed it quickly and without pinning, it isn't completely straight. However, as you can tell from the pictures, it's irrelevant once folded and knotted. No one can tell while it's being worn.|