Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Maxi Twilly Tutorial

I almost forgot about the tutorial for the Maxi Twilly criss-cross and criss-cross bow knot. Many thanks to Jo for reminding me!

Basic step for both: Fold your Maxi Twilly in half, and align the edges. Then fold lengthwise in half, and place the resulting strip around your neck


Criss-cross knot
From left to right: slide a Grande Classique scarf ring up the open-ended side of your Maxi Twilly (open ends indicated by pink arrows), and create a loop by pulling the scarf out of the ring



Take the opposite end of your Maxi Twilly, and pull through the loop you just created


Arrange the ends



Criss-cross bow knot
with leopard print shirt, from Capsule wardrobe post #142

Place your Maxi Twilly around your neck, and slide the scarf ring up the open-ended side as before



Fold the other end of you Maxi Twilly over itself and scrunch together to create a bow. Slide the bow through the loop as indicated by the arrow.



Arrange the folds



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48 comments:

  1. You my dear are a so talented and creative<3 This is pure genius for options with the Maxi Twilly! You make it look so simple...even I can do this one;-)
    Thank you so much for always taking us to the next level!
    Mwahs and a toast to you darling friend, T xx

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    1. Aww, glad you like it, my Darling! The knot is great for managing the length while increasing the volume... perhaps a good excuse to add a CenC Maxi Twilly to the family! Have a wonderful remaining week, and stay warm and cosy during the Polar Vortex. Mwahs xx

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  2. I'm not a big fan of leopard print, but I like that one! Lovely scarf knots and styling as usual Maitai.

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    1. It's all thanks to Faux Fuchsia! Had it not been for her style challenge, I still wouldn't own anything leopard. Love the shirt, and also have a cardigan!

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  3. Thank you MT! I have this scarf and was having difficulty wearing it because the designs are so different on each side that it looked like a bit of a mishmosh when worn. I immediately tried your suggestions and - problem solved! Now only one side shows when worn. Great post!

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    1. So happy to hear, dear Annie! I have not thought of it, but it's a great benefit to the know, especially when the front and back pattern are both busy. Wil try the other side next!

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    2. I'd love some assistance with how to wear your scarf fur collar with a maxi twilly. I thought of tying the scarf in a bow, but would appreciate other ideas as well.
      And what's with this polar vortex again? I live in the snow belt where we get lake effect snow and it's already brutal! Stay warm, lovely salon ladies!

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  4. Leopard suits you!

    I knew you'd be happy with it- such a great neutral. x

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    1. I'm eternally grateful to you for showing me the light! xx

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    2. And, if she hadn't, I would have! As FF has said, leopard is a world class neutral, and you look fabulous in it.

      Sadly, I have no Maxi Twilly, so I can't play today, but I can admire and say good morning to all the lovely ladies of the salon.

      Happy half-way through the week Wednesday,
      Jerrine

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    3. you two have made the world a better place!

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    4. Hi everyone...Jerrine I must say that I own a couple of Maxi Twillies(sp?) that rarely see the light beyond their orange boxes! I think I bought them because,in Hermes terms,they were a bargain! I am so excited to have these options that our fearless leader has provided...so this post I am saving money;-)
      I am lovin' me some leopard as a world class neutral, too!
      Hope you are staying warm in Atlanta,Jerrine!
      G, hope you are doing the same in Chicago as you are smack dab in the middle of this cold front! Heading over to The Den to read The Chronicles and hope to bring some of the ladies here with me!
      Happy days,
      Trudye

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    5. Oops, sorry G! The Confessions...

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    6. Darling Trudye, as you very well know The Den looooves having a well turned out woman show up!!!

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    7. Ha, I know what you mean about perceived H. bargains, Trudye. I bought the Rocabar poncho a couple of years ago. I love it, but part of the decision was due to the price (and the great leather tassels). I couldn't believe it was so "reasonable." I was sure they'd mis-marked it!

      Well, now that you have MT's excellent Maxi T. tutorial, I expect those Twillies will come out of their boxes and be worn. She certainly makes them look appealing.

      The Polar Vortex is hitting us as I write this. It will be 23 here tonight, and I'm worried about keeping the fur babies warm. They're being very stubborn and refuse to use their shelters we built them. Cats - sweet and lovable but oh so exasperating.

      Stay warm,
      Jerrine

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    8. Oh, I hope those little furbies are just out playing today in the cold and that you find them in the morning snuggle up in the blankets you have in their little house...fingers crossed!
      Temps dipping here as I type!
      You stay warm and cozy,too!
      Trudye

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    9. Faux Fuschia, doesn't MT look brilliant in leopard? I am a huge fan of leopard (in moderation, of course!) I'm actually sitting here in my leopard smoking slippers as I write this! I'm heading to our H store here....definitely need that CW Kachinas scarf to coordinate.
      Trudye and Jerrine, we had snow showers last night in Philadelphia. Loving it! Getting ready to break out the Christmas Decorations...maybe a white Christmas this year?

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    10. Fingers crossed,haverfordgal, fingers crossed! Love the idea of your leopard smoking slippers...hopefully with a warm sock during this winter blast!

      Darling Jerrine ...anxiously awaiting an update on LBD and company! So hoping you have coaxed them into shelter!
      Annie, it appears as if you and dear GSL are in the same neck of the woods! Yes, Polar Vortex 2.0...back with a vengence!
      To all dear ones in Le Salon, stay warm and cozy and to those in the midst of a summer heat wave...keep your cool!
      Have a wonderful weekend,
      Trudye

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    11. Trudye, you're so sweet to worry about them. It's much more pleasant here today, so the kits are enjoying the sunshine and somewhat warmer temperatures. Poor little things just about had icicles hanging off their whiskers yesterday morning, though, and the worst is yet to come - 19 on Tuesday a.m.!

      Stubborn little critters - they still won't use there shelters, so my neighbor and I have made them shelters outside of their shelters with heated purr pads, etc. They've accepted those, and I think they're managing to keep fairly toasty throughout the night.

      But, 19 in mid-November in Atlanta? It's almost unheard of. It makes me wonder what winter is going to bring.

      I second the sentiment. Here's hoping that Le Salon is warm and cozy and enjoying the weekend. I bet it's much warmer in MaiTai Land. Should we all drop in for a visit?

      Jerrine

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    12. Snow showers in Philadelphia, haverfordgal? Oh dear. I'll be flying into wonderful Philadelphia for Christmas with my sister next month, and while I'd like nothing more than a white Christmas, please let that big Delta jet land and let us get safely home before the ground turns white. (She lives about 45 minutes south of Philly International out towards the Brandywine area.)

      I just love Philadelphia - what a great foodie town with so many wonderful restaurants, the old Italian market, etc. We always try to hit a couple of spots for dinner while I'm there and also wedge ourselves into DiBruno's a few days before Christmas - very joyful madness but fabulous cheeses!

      It's a long hike to Hermès, though. You must have to drive to King of Prussia to indulge. My sister grumbles about having to make the long trip to buy me some H. for Christmas, but to avoid pouting on Christmas morning, she does.

      A lovely, crisp Philadelphia weekend to you, my dear,
      Jerrine

      P.S. I want those leopard slippers!

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    13. It's is clear to me now that leopard print is a 'world class neutral', but can't imagine why it took me so long to see the light! You ladies are all ahead of me, and I want those smoking slippers too. For everyone trapped in the cold, stay warm and cosy! Jerrine, love the sound of the heated 'purr pads', and hope the LBDs are all safe and happy. GSL, your charm adds another dimension to Le Salon! Trudey Darling, I'm following you to the Den. haverfordgal, bet you look smokin'! Let's hope for a white Christmas xx

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  5. Thanks MaiTai! You are amazing! Now I can wear my maxi Twilly ( I used to find it to long for me)!

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    1. This post is all thanks to you! I completely forgot about it, thanks so much again for reminding me. Have fun with your MTs, and a great rest of the week!

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  6. LOVE yours with the leopard blouse...so chic!

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  7. Une autre idée que j'ai experimenté: plier le MT comme indiqué par MaiTai ci dessus et glisser les extremités doubles obtenues dans l anneau Infinity:superbe résultat et un MT pas trop long!Amitiés.Véronique

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    1. Merci beaucoup pour partager vos idées fabuleuses, chère Véronique! J'aime beaucoup cette façon aussi. Amitiés

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  8. I fell under tbe spell of the Maxi Twilly and ended up never wearing any, now I am going to give them a try, I love the volume, merci ma chère Mai Tai.
    xo

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    1. You are not alone, ma chère Jamais! Hope your Maxi Twillys are all out to play now <3

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  9. I love the versatility this offers--consider me a Maxi Twilly convert, and thanks again for expanding my wardrobe horizons!

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    1. Welcome to the MT club, dear Greta. Have fun playing!

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  10. Dearest MaiTai,
    As your newest devotee now carrying your sartorial gospel to the masses I would just love if you got all Marlene Dietriched up one day and did an Ascot tutorial....we at The Den would be deeply touched.

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    1. Dear charming GSL, how could I refuse your request! Will search my wardrobe for suitable ingredients... and yes, the Ascot tutorial needs updating!

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  11. Oh dear, can't try this till the scarf rings arrive. (Lilian)

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  12. I always love a new new MaiTai post ! I have just one MT which I am scared to wear because of possible drooping in tea, food, wine etc worries and let us not forget the sad fate of old Isadora Duncan..so MaiTai you have made a huge contribution not only to fashion but to Elf and Safety too...xxxx

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    1. A better title would have perhaps been 'how to tame a Maxi Twilly'! Elf is so funny, you always make me laugh xx

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  13. Strange that noboday thought of folding it in many ways! So thanks MT

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    1. It is all thanks to Véronique, who mentioned it a while ago!

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  14. I don´t own a Maxi Twilly yet but this tutorial could make me change my mind.:-)
    Thank you for all the inspiration you give us, dearest Mai Tai. A wonderful remaining weekend to you and all the ladies in Le Salon. Manuela xx

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    1. Hope you had a wonderful weekend too, dearest Manuela. There are so many beautiful Maxi Twillys on offer right now..including the Carré en Carré! xx

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  15. I'm simply not a leopard print lover normally, but that blouse has got my name on it! When 'le husband' asks me what on earth I'm wearing, I'll be blaming it on you Maitai : )

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    1. If it hadn't been for Faux Fuchsia (and a few others), I wouldn't have considered leopard print for a moment. Let us know what your husband thinks!

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    2. Do tell where you got yours from M!

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  16. Merci beaucoup ma très chère MAITAI se tuto va beaucoup m'aider pour porter de différente façons mon maxi twilly que j'adore Merci merci!
    bises
    MYRIAM

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    1. Merci, ma chère Myriam! Allez, le Maxi Twilly!! Bises

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  17. Dearest MaiTai,
    ITA with Trudye - this is pure genius! You are the very best teacher - your instructions and illustrations could not be more clear and concise. The criss-cross bow knot with your gorgeous leopard shirt is brilliant. Thank you as always, dear MaiTai. Happy knotting hugs xxx

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