I wanted to do the same, went to my closet and pulled some of my scarves. Then I realized that among a dozen of my beautiful silk squares I had only one scarf that I could work with the way I wanted, because this was the only large 43" square I have.
So, what do I do now? I have a lot of silk scarves, here are some of them but they are smaller than I need for the fall season. I just had to find the way to style them the new way, at least some of them.
I decided to experiment. Simple logic was telling me that if I have a lot of 34" squares, I can connect two scarves together and make a large scarf. I just had to find the way to connect them so it looks nice. I decided to give it a try.
First, I chose two scarves that I thought would look good together. Then I went to youtube and learned how to do invisible seam on silk scarves. Finally I put two scarves together by connecting them on one side with invisible stitch. The result was even more than I expected. I LOVED IT.
My two square scarves became pretty much a silk shawl that I can drape anyway I want! The interesting thing is that as long as color scheme of both scarves complement each other, it works, no matter how different those patterns are on each individual scarf. Also, I liked that I did not ruin any of my scarves since I did not have to cut them. If I decide to go back to the original two 34" silk scarves, I can easily remove my hand stitched connecting seam and voila!
After the success with my first two scarves, I found two more that I wanted to put together and I did. I am happy to share my experimental DIY results with you.
Here is the closer look of my invisible seam, I used burgundy colored silk thread. Can you tell?
I liked the result so much that could not stop and kept going...
The are many ways to style the scarf when it is in generous size. For this last pictures, I used the variation of one of my favorite style, and tied it this way
If you will decided to give it a try, the only tip I can offer is to use good quality silk tread. This is what makes the seam disappear, regardless of the thread color. I used Kimono Silk Thread #100 Japanese silk from Superior Threads and could not be more pleased with the result.
See you next Thursday, November 1, 2012!