Apr 8, 2010

DIY Idea: Armani Multi-Strand Scarf

The other day a reader wrote me about my Emporio Armani scarf. She would like to DIY one for herself as $150 for a scarf may not be outrageous but it is not exactly cheap. For me, I can't sew to save my life but I think it is possible to DIY this scarf. It is a very stylish piece. If anyone can make it, I highly recommend this piece.If not, you just have to get it from Emporio Armani then.  This was one of the pieces Kate Lanphear showed during the fashion show I attended at Emporio Armani, It was also one of the pictures that got lost, much to my sadness. Kate paired the scarf with a slim white tee and skinny jean.  It was so cute!
Scarf strands are tied together at two places by wrapping another piece fabric of same print tightly around all the strands. The end of the first wrap around which is about 4 inch wide is 18 inches from the beginning of the second wrap around, which is about 4 inch as well. It is finished off by a knot in the end.  Total length of scarf is about 64 inches. 

Each strand is just a long piece of cotton elastic fabric about 1/2 inch wide.  The fabric just curl inward by itself.  Honestly, just thinking about cutting all this fabric makes me slightly dizzy but it is achievable. If anyone decide to DIY as well, sent me a picture so I can show it off here too. Have fun!!!

16 comments:

  1. If anyone can DIY, please share the instructions. This is so cute... I love this scarf. xoxo

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  2. This would definitely be doable. After you cut all of the strips, you'd have to pull on the ends gently to coax it to curl. I might try this...

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  3. I am so lame when it comes to DYI, so good luck!

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  4. It'll be hard work - you need get the right material and cut in the right direction too!

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  5. Wow, I kind of want to attempt this.

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  6. If someone does it and emails some pic and info to you, please do share :)

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  7. Oh this is gorgeous! Not sure if I could do it, but I am intrigued now and just might! xoxo

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  8. hmmm, for 150 I would do it myself:))
    but it's indeed beautiful

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  9. For those too lazy to DIY, Necklush makes very similar pieces that sell for as low as $24. Check out their Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/necklush

    In fact, when I first saw you wear the Armani scarf (which is very cute btw), I was instantly reminded of the resemblance!

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  10. I just love this, what a great idea! Looking forward to your other readers' feedback RE: DIY! :)

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  11. This would be a fun DIY! What a cute concept. :)

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  12. How many strands are there? I might try DIY.

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  13. Wow, great idea for a DIY. I love it. I may have to try this; thanks for sharing!

    xo, becs

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  14. Fab idea! Love the scarf!

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