I've had a piece of fabric in my stash for quite a while, maybe about twenty years--seriously! I am so glad that I kept it, because it has now become two separate scarves.
I thought it would be nice to add some lace as part of the scarf. Both to be decorative, as well as to make the fabric go a little farther. I had seen this done on Pinterest, so thats partly where the idea originated.
Below is a close-up of the fabric, which is a very delicate little floral pattern. It also has that really fine feel of some Italian cottons, or Liberty cottons. It is not, however, a Liberty fabric. It really is quite old, and was once a full skirt for myself. (MisterStitches even remembers the skirt!) I think I added a lace trim to the bottom of the skirt, and might have involved some lace at the waistband. I loved that skirt!
So here are the two scarves, one made with pink lace and one made with white lace, because I just could not decide. I did have some trouble sewing the lace. With my first attempt it gathered terribly. So I put out a plea to my quilt guild, asking for help. Right away I had several responses, several of which suggested using a stabilizer of some kind. (Really, I should have thought of that! Rookie mistake!) Using the paper stabilizer fixed my problem and made the scarves turn out well.
As soon as I moved the chair to take these photos, KittyStitches had to jump up on the chair to get in the picture, too!
There is actually a little bit of cat tail on the left side of the photo below!