If you have ever seen me power walking across Bloomsburg’s campus you will normally find me with two things
2) A scarf wrapped around my neck.They are both part of my go to outfit: a simple pair of jeans, a plain t-shirt, a scarf and coffee (for sanity). It’s my go-to because my overly critical roommate refuses to let me wear yoga pants in public (except on Fridays- seriously it’s like having a Mean Girls Rule). So I often pick the jeans and scarf combo so I can go for the “I’m pretending like I tried this morning to put myself together” type of look when really I’m caffeine deprived and about to have a meltdown in the line of Starbucks.Anyways since I wear scarves so often, I feel like I repeat the same ones all of the time.
I was thrilled when I found this adorable scarf on Pinterest. I was all “watch me make this scarf and everyone will be super impressed by my skills.” So I read the directions and my first red flag should have been that sewing was involved. But “don’t worry, I have a short cut” my inner optimist said.
What is the shortcut you ask? Let me lay some knowledge on you that my grandma introduced me to: Stitchery Witchery. It is an adhesive that uses the heat of an iron to mend fabrics together. Perfect. I shall never sew again. Take that 7th grade home economics!
So I go about my business cutting the t-shirts and “stitching” them together…and then I realized I didn’t turn the fabric ‘right sides together’ which I guess means inside out? Oops. Not to worry, Stitchery Witchery did such a good job I wasn’t even fazed by my own stupidity. Then I realized my pieces were short and fat and the pictures on the website were long and skinny.
So I used my hulk strength to try and stretch my fabric out. It didn’t work. I knew I was screwed but my roommate was laughing and snapping pictures left and right- so I kept my cool and pretended I knew what I was doing.
Then I started to tackle the “braid” part of the process. This step alone made me feel like a fish trying to climb an oak tree. I was so confused. I couldn’t quite figure out how to make this tail of fabric, go through the loop of that fabric, or why I needed the blood of a virgin in order to make the magic twisting spell of the scarf work. The last part was an exaggeration, but I’m convinced that sacrificing a local teenager would be easier than what I had to go through. Unfortunately, Pinterest doesn’t use spells if it did I’d have a cool scarf, instead I have this.right- so I kept my cool and pretended I knew what I was doing.
The scarf was stupid and bulky and didn’t hang right. The “braid” looked ridiculous.
My name is Sarie and I am addicted to Pinterest. My “braided scarf” was a miserable fail.I ruined two shirts in the process of my addiction. RIP Tie Dye shirt.
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