I made this scarf for my Grandad from a tartan ladies' kilt that was a relic of my old Etsy shop. I got the idea from a few pretty Pinterest finds (originally blogged about over here), I don't know the official name for this kind of scarf but I think of it as a 'reading' scarf. The type a gentleman with a library would wear whilst smoking his pipe in front of the fire, sat in a leather chair with a beagle at his feet and a green reading lamp to light the room.
The original tartan skirt. 100% wool made in Scotland, the real thing
It was really simple, I cut around a scarf of mine that I thought was the right size, cut out an identical piece from some satin I had in my stash, then sewed the two together. My sewing machine then proceeded to break halway through, so this project took 2 weeks when it could have taken 20 minutes.
I bought a plain box from Paperchase to present it in, make it look a bit more professional and all that. The fabric is lovely, it's the same material that I used for Andrew's tartan tablet case, I love real wool, it's probably my favourite type of fabric!
Hopefully Grandad will like it! The perfect stash bustin', thriftin' Christmas make!