Saturday, May 2, 2009

How to knot your cashmere shawl as a tunic

Drape your GM around you and take both ends
Tie them together with a small double knot and slip behind your neck.
That brings you to here
Arrange the folds and put on a belt to secure. Voilà!
variations with La Danse du Cheval Marvari and Damier shawls.
For a shorter version, fold over a few centimeters/inches before starting with step one.

7 comments:

  1. MT, this is a fabulous look! Thank you for showing the steps! I can't wait to try it out (once I get my first shawl)..

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  2. Amazing! And like dreamdoll said, all I need now is the shawl. (adds yet another H item to my wish list).

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  3. Thank you dreamdoll and Bonjour Madame! If you have a Pareo at home, you could try the tunic as a beach/garden summer look.

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  4. Thank you for posting the How-To's T. You are re-igniting my desire to use my scarves again since I've been side-tracked by a little French store that opened over here... Cop Copine.

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  5. Great to see you liness! I understand the temptation of CopCopine only too well.. *sigh*

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  6. Shoot. I just bought a scarf like this after seeing your post. I bought it on eBay so could not try it on. It's the first larger Hermes one I have bought. But I just tried what you did and, you know what? I'm too short! I can't believe it. I'm 5'3" and it drags on the ground. When I double it over, it takes on a lot of volume and makes me look a bit wide. I am sure I will figure something out. I love your site!

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  7. Hi Liz, congrats on your shawl and thank you for your lovely comment re. my blog, I am glad you enjoy it here.

    Let's try and work the tunic out. I am 5ft7, which means we need to get rid of 4 inches of fabric. I agree with you, folding it in half creates too much bulk. Fold four inches over instead, then proceed with step one to six. I have posted an additonal pic for you in the above post.

    For an alternative look tie your GM behind your neck like a gigantic bib/napkin. Then wrap the shawl around your body, overlapping on your back. Arrange the folds and secure with a belt.

    Good luck Liz and let me know how it worked!

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