my DIY my style Spring 2011 outfits wearing my DIYs

From Scarf to Shawl with 1-2 Yards of Fabric

diy scarf to shawl

What I’m Wearing
* black cotton tank top
* Rich & Skinny Easy Money Lira jeans/legging . . . I think I got these on HauteLook.
* Vintage rosary beads and chains + bangles & leather lanyard bracelet
* Cynthia Rowley “Constance” bag
* Burberry espadrilles

A simple outfit really . . . punched up with the scarf/shawl. Using a few yards of your fabric of choice is a simple and budget friendly way to create a great scarf collection. I leave the ends raw but you may choose to hem them if you like.

* Or easily create a little shawl with a 70’s vibe. Inspiration: Winter Kate Condor Cardigan

Use 1 yard for a shorter shawl and 2 yards for a longer one. You can always start with 2 then cut away if you don’t like it. The lighter/sheer/chiffon fabrics are better and will stay on your shoulders without slipping. Heavier fabric will tend to want to slip off, especially if you go with the 2 yards.

A crocheted lace would be fantastic for this really . . . very boho/hippie.

DIY shawl 1 DIY shawl 2-2

Lay your fabric over your shoulders, giving yourself a little extra around the neck …find the center by making sure your ends meet.

DIY shawl 3 DIY shawl 4

Beginning just below your shoulder, mark one side of your fabric. Lay your fabric on the floor and cut a slit about 12″ long {shorter if you like} following your mark.

DIY shawl 5 DIY shawl 6

Fold your fabric in half, inside out, and using your first slice as a pattern, cut the other side of the fabric the same length. I leave the edges raw, but you may choose to hem them.

* You may also Follow My Faux Fur Asymmetrical Vest DIY pattern for a Summer version *


diy sheer shawl

shawl diy+jeans+burberry shoes

DIY long shawl

Burberry Espadrilles + French Bulldog

LeRoy always my little DIY assistant 😉



Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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