On days when I don’t know what to wear, I automatically reach for a jumper dress. This burgundy jumper dress from .Object with the fun frills on the cuffs is my current favourite. I’ve paired it with comfy but stylish wedge heel knee boots from M&S.
What makes the outfit stand out, however, is the way the Sunset Waters silk scarf can be styled with it in several different ways. This would be a great combination to wear to a winter wedding (or dare I say it so soon – a Valentine’s day date) yet it’s also appropriate to wear to work.
I made this one-of-a-kind pure silk scarf in a traditional Japanese tie-dye technique called Shibori. You’ll love this scarf because it’s a versatile pattern that can be combined with many different outfits. It’s available to purchase at aratidevasher.co.uk.
Click on the images below to see them in more detail.
A single knot can be an effective way to showcase the pattern of the scarf without compromising on style.
Find interesting ways to tie the scarf around your neck, creating a jabot or cravat-like effect. Experiment with this and you’ll find endless variations.
Wear the scarf as a stole, simply draped around your neck. You could also lower it to hang over your elbows it you’re at a party.
This classic drape is a timeless and elegant way to wear a long scarf like this one. Double around your neck, and let both ends drape in front.
Cinch in your waist with a tan belt and create an interesting silhouette.
Knot the ends of the silk scarf and wear it like a large snood.
Loop the scarf once around your neck with with one ends hanging down your front, the other down your back – this creates an great view no matter which angle you’re being seen from.
Do comment and let me know if you try any of these styles. I’d love to hear from you.
P.S. You might notice I’m wearing black tights in the photographs… that’s because I’m always cold. There is also a hidden thermal top under that elegant jumper dress, and the silk scarf adds warmth when worn close around the neck!
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You remember that custom wedding scarf that got featured on Boho Weddings?! Well, now you can see exactly how I made that scarf – step by step instructions can be found in my new tutorial newly published on the Jacquard Products website. If you make your own, do send me photographs, I’d love to see what you came up with!
Link: Read the tutorial on the Jacquard Products website.
Want your very own custom designed and made by yours truly? Tell me what you would like here.
See the scarf in detail: Botanical Industrial wedding scarf
I am so excited that I can finally reveal the secret project I worked on a few months ago. My customised wedding scarf has been featured on the Boho Weddings website, and you can read the blog post, linked at the bottom of this post.
Like every scarf I make, this one is hand painted and the text is done by hand too, in gold paint. Click through the images and you’ll see the process behind the wearable art. The brief I was given by London Local Weddings for the photo shoot was ‘Botanical Industrial Wedding’ and the scarf features leaves in a deep green with metallic text, in keeping with their theme. For more details of this particular scarf, click here.
The finished scarf – made to order
Mixing the dyes
Painting the silk
Checking my design
Painting the design
Setting the dye
Wear as a scarf
Use as a wedding detail
If you would like a custom scarf for your wedding, birthday, christening or any other special occasion, just email me or fill in this form and I’ll come up with a unique design just for you. Click the link below to view the full blog post including other makers from the London Local Weddings collective.
Link: Read the Boho Weddings Blog Post
Botanical Meets Industrial Handmade Warehouse Wedding Inspiration from London Local Weddings
Ladies Day at Ascot is a day for extravagant hats and formal dress. Taking inspiration from the blue skies we hope to be blessed with on the day, here’s an outfit idea for that most special of outings. This could also be worn to a wedding as a guest or even by the mother of the bride (or groom).
Phase Eight blue tie-front dress and fascinator / OeiCeramics on Etsy ceramic earrings / Arati Devasher Zaffre necklace / Natalie Frigo cuff / Sergio Rossi wedges / Kate Spade peacock clutch
Thanking one’s mother for all she’s done for you over the years is always a good idea. It makes her feel cherished, and only strengthens the bond between mother and child even further.
If you’ve left it too late to buy a pressie, here are some ideas on the London Local blog (including details of all the products below) from the London Local Team makers, including a scarf from yours truly – a lovely square scarf in blue and yellow.
Leather jewellery roll by MollumVellum
Hand painted blue and yellow silk scarf by AratiDevasher
Copper and leather cookbook stand by SlinkyHome
Copper textured studs by LMJewellery
DIY cut out flower card by LittlePaperVee
Embroidered metallic wildflower clutch bag by PaperCuttsDesigns
Gardenia scented soy wax candle by MBotanicals
Hand bound photo album by TheIdleBindery
Hand made decorated floral cookies by LemonTreeCakes
Nourishing rose and vanilla bath salts by Hopscotch
It was on sale tote bag by KarinAkessonDesign
Kente fabric tablet case by JubellaLondon
You’re blooming lovely card by EmmaBlock
Knitted sleep mask by SuzieLeeKnitwear
Muscle man card by DukeAndRabbit
Gold leaf statement necklace by GrayJayStudio
But first coffee print by WilkinsLucy
Hand screen printed washbag by SarahCapelPrinting
Rose bloom soothing spritzer by SootheMeSkincare
Thrown ceramic hanging planter by viCeramics
I do love it when bloggers pick up on silk puns like ‘seas of silk’, and Mathanki has written such a charming post to go with the quirky title. Read the full article at London is Open blog.
My last market of the 2016 festive season is this weekend!
I (and several other wonderful makers) will be at the National Trust’s Christmas at Sutton House in Hackney on Saturday the 17th as well as Sunday the 18th of December.
The event has been listed in Time Out and The Guardian as must-dos for this weekend.
Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard is a listed Tudor building in which each room has been decorated in pantomime themes along with live actors, mulled wine, food stalls, and a huge Christmas tree.
You will find me upstairs on the first floor in the Great Chamber, which has a storyteller for the kiddies and a Christmas tree. It is decorated in a Wizard of Oz theme if you would like to dress up!
Please use the 2-for-1 voucher at the top of this post – you can either print this out, or just show the image on your phone at the door of Sutton House. Scroll down for directions.
You’ve read my previous blog post for London Local Team on how I make a custom order scarf… now read my take on how to wear a scarf all year round. I’ve featured a selection of makers whose work you will love and covet. Read the full post at the London Local Team Blog.
Custom orders are my favourite scarves to make – they’re a challenge, but a welcome one. Making a customer’s dream come to life is supremely satisfying. I shared the process of making one such scarf in a guest blog post for the London Local Team, and you can read the full article at the London Local Team blog.