I stumbled across this little number a while ago and I loved it. Leaves + scarf + apparent fuzzy felt!
I’m sure it was expensive so the cheapsake in me thought I could reproduce or maybe create something inspired by it. This is what I came up with:
I took a bunch of old corduroy pants (green, blue, brown, and tan) and cut some leaves out. Then I pinned them around the neckline and then sewed them in place. In order to fight potential fraying, I used fray-stay where the corduroy was cut. Unfortunately it only resulted in one wear. The corduroy on my neck was more scratchy than I anticipated. Neckline also got a little wonky, making the shirt awkward to really wear. Fail.
All is not lost though! I think I can maybe salvage my materials and do a riff of of this cute little top.
I think the shirt I used lends itself more to this design than the other. Just no more scratchy neckline corduroy please.
And if I ever get around to actually getting some felt, I still might try to make that scarf…