Friday, September 30, 2011

5 Minute Draped Vest




It literally took me 5 minutes to make this vest. I have had the leopard print scarf for about a year. I bought  two of them, at Target, for the grand total of $5.76, (they were $2.88 a piece)  How can you pass up a deal like that?  
I have had many ideas for them but never made a true commitment to change them permanently until now.. I did a no sew sweater vest about 2 weeks ago  Click HERE to view, which gave me the idea for this. 
Super Easy, I promise..
and it is great for those ~not feeling too skinny days..


Tutorial
Things You Need
1. Scarf (the dimensions of this one are around 35 inches x  35inches)a larger scarf would work well too. (48 inches by 48inches)
2. Scissors
3. Dinner plate
4. Chalk or a  Washable Pin











 Fold your scarf in half
Find the middle
and then cut a circle closer to the top
I used a  dinner plate,  traced it with chalk and then cut out the circle.
That is it. 
I told you super easy and quick..





I just LOVE <3, 5 minute Fridays..
Have a Spectacular  Day!!
lots of <3

45 comments:

  1. You're a genius :). Bookmarking!

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  2. Yay! You made it to the party! Thanks for sharing such a great project ~

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  3. I love all these vest you do. So fun!

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  4. Hi Anne, you're being featured today over at Etcetorize! Come on over and check it out~

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  5. Thank you! I'm a mama sewing for my lovelies, and it REALLY helps to have the 5 minute projects. As mothers everywhere know, 5 minutes is actually 15 with all the interruptions and tickling...:)

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  6. Another brilliant idea!! Love It!!

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  7. where'd you get the scarf! :) love.

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  8. I really love both of these vests. This is right up my alley

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  9. Okay, I feel like an idiot....have cut the hole in the scarf as shown....and can't figure out how to put it on....can't seen that it looks like the picture....does it need another cut that I am missing...can somebody help me?

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    1. Hey there, go to Re-Style #54 and the video will show you. You put both arms through the hole. I hope this helps.

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    2. what is the scarf made of? what about raveling?

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    3. confused on the hole cutting, do you cut out the circle while you stil have the scarf folded in half?

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    4. Hey there, Yes, I folded my scarf in half and then cut the hole.

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    5. This scarf is made of a knit like material.. And no it has not unraveled or frayed. If you use a knit like material it will not fray.

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    6. Ok, but if you cut the circle as indicated, after the fabric is folded, don't you end up with two holes?

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    7. Nevermind, I see the double fabric in the photo now, duuuuh.

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  10. its me again, I just can't figure this out, which way did you fold it long or short way in half, and then explain putting it on afterwards. Thanks

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  11. Hey Me again, :) I put some illustrations on this post. I hope this helps.
    Hugs
    Anne

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    1. thanks but not able to figure it out, how can there be a short side if the dimensions are the same 35 x 35? then how do you put the thing on???

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    2. You are so right!! The dimensions are about 35 by 35 so all you do is fold it in half. I am sorry I didn't understand the question. If you go to the video on the Restyle #54 Five Minute Draped vest, it might help. Plus I added a picture on this one as well.
      Anne

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    3. Good Morning! I came across your blog through Pinterest and have to say that I love your DIY projects. I love to create and sew but these cute and quick projects are next on my to do list. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

      Have a blessed day,
      Kimber

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    4. Thank you so much Kimber,
      I really needed to here that today!!
      Hugs
      And you have a blessed day as well.
      Anne

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  12. Oh I am going to do this right now! I have a $2 scarf I'm willing to sacrifice if it doesn't work, since my scarf isn't square. It's about 22x63

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  13. it should work.. let me know.
    You will not need to fold it in half, just find the middle and cut your hole. :)
    hugs
    Anne

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  14. Hi there I just made this scarf vest! It is so easy.... took a little time to figure it out. I also thought you would end up with 2 holes. Actually you do but you wear it folded and double thickness. I used a dinner plate for the hole. ha ha I tried it on and it was all bunched up and rolled and then I couldn't get it off!! I finally got it off and just cut a larger hole. I'm a little larger on top. Anyway it turned out perfectly and the circles I cut out I'm going to make a few flowers to embellish it and the bit more I trimmed works as a bit of a belt or sash if I want to cinch it in. Thanks so much and hope this helps if you are confused. I found this on pinterest

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  15. Okay so I just commented above at 10:37. I said that you wear it double thickness and you would have 2 holes, which works but if you cut only one circle and single thickness your scarf will be longer. To put it on you drape it around your neck (with the hole on your upper back) and put your arms in one at a time. Hope this helps. cheers

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  16. Hello! This is super cute, I have to say :)

    But I'm confused... if you do fold it in half, then wouldn't you have two holes? Or are you only folding it in half to easily find the middle... then unfold and trace your circle?

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  17. Sorry - My email address is sheri-campbell@hotmail.com

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  18. This is a perfect completer piece for an outfit during the dog days of summer. Love it.

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  19. I can't get to the video. Can you send me a link to karen.moss1985@hotmail.com?

    Love your ideas! Thanks!

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  20. me mato el dibujo pero fue explicitamente explicativo!!!! gracias saludos desde argentina

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  21. I love this idea (and all of your ideas actually!) The only difficulty I have is that I am not that small :-) I think if you are a little larger - I wear a size 12 - then you will have to adjust the measurements a little. A 35 inche scarf does not give much fabric, so it is a shorter vest. If you like a longer look then a larger scarf would be in order for this patter (like 45 inches). Thank you for all you have posted/published - I LOVE your creativity!!

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  22. Or, instead of cutting the scarf, you can tie the two ends of the scarf, length-wize, and put it on the same as the tutorial!

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  23. If I was making this for someone who wore a size 4x how big of a square would I need?

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    1. I am not really sure how big it would have to be, Maybe take these measurements and multiple by 3.

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  24. This is the best use of that scarf, it was absolutely made for this!!!

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  25. Made this for my 9 year old daughter. She loves it and looks super adorable on her. Making one in every color!!!

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  26. Made this for my 9 year old daughter. She loves it and looks super adorable on her. Making one in every color!!!

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  27. I think I see the confusion here. When the scarf is folded in half, do you cut the hole through both layers of fabric (creating 2 holes) or just in the top layer of fabric? Thanks.

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    1. Yes cut the holes through both pieces of fabric.:)

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