A Scrap-Busting Infinity Scarf

Allagash Top
Mother of the Beige Dress

So, in yesterday’s post I showed you this fun frock:

Still bad lighting.

I promised to show you what I did with that bottom scrap today. 

What's to become of you?
What’s to become of you?

The answer was very very simple, my friends.

Welcome to my office!
Welcome to my office!

That’s right.I just wrapped it around my neck a few times and had a soft & lovely infinity scarf…with exactly zero effort!

I do so love a no-waste refashion, don’t you?


I wore my new scarf to Gallery 80808 after work to watch Tibetan monks work on a sand mandala for the 20th anniversary of Healing Icons.

Amazing, isn't it?
Amazing, isn’t it?

It was beautiful and sad to watch them work. They spent days working on this intricate work of art, only to destroy it. The lack of permanence is part of what gives Mandalas their beauty, but this same disposability hit a little close to home for me. I wouldn’t have been able to have thrown something so precious away.

Amazing. And a little bit sad. But still amazing.

All that deep thinking lead us to Motor Supply for a delicious honeycrisp cocktail by barman, Josh Streetman.


What do you like to do with your scraps?


16 thoughts on “A Scrap-Busting Infinity Scarf

  1. I’ve been watching season 3 of House of Cards, and there is an episode where Tibetan monks create a gorgeous sand mandala in the White House. I completely understand your feelings, and I am with you

  2. I love your blog!!! How is your sweet lil dog btw? I’ve been doing refashions since 2002. I should blog about them but busy with other projects. Do you sell them? Or just keep them?

  3. I have to say, I love your site! My last 2 projects were Halloween costumes. I made a Cheshire cat costume for my daughter and had just enough for the costume itself, but a whole bunch of “not quite trash/not big enough to make anything significant” scraps of pink and purple striped fur.
    So, I used them to stuff her tail! No waste and a very soft, squishy tail.

  4. This is adorable and looks so comfy too! Your blog is one I eagerly await posts on. As someone pointed out earlier in the comments, a Refashionista show would be awesome. Thank you for inspiring me with your creativity. All the best!

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