I recently started a new job after staying home with the kids for the last ten years. In ten years my wardrobe has drastically changed. I've increased a few sizes and the clothing was limited to one pair of nice slacks (for Christmas and Easter Mass), two pair of "dressy" jeans (for regular church service and parent-teacher conferences) and three pair of regular jeans (everyday.) I had one nice sweater (for church - all services), several sweatshirts and lots of men's t-shirts. I didn't own any women's Ts because I'm crazy tall and they are never long enough. Because of the job, my wardrobe had to drastically increase.
I've been adding things but have found that I really miss my men's t-shirts. They are comfortable and I can raise my arms above my head in public without showing everyone my stretch marks. In an effort to dress up some of the nicer t-shirts I have, I've been wearing them with scarves. No one has noticed (or no one has said anything. Either way I'm fine with it.)
I saw a very nice scarf in JC Penney this weekend and thought "I could make that!" So, I did.
Start with a t-shirt that you like the color of. Make sure it is a cotton or cotton blend one and that it isn't the kind that is ribbed.
Cut off the shirt right under the armpits.
Take a leftover piece of shirt and tie the loops all together at the top. If you have seams to hide, this is a good way to do it.
Wrap the shirt around for an inch or so. I make sure to wrap the knot to hide it.
If I do it again:
I will make another one - or two - in different colors. I will probably cut the loops down on one so that I can wear the scarf longer but not SO long.