When I think of the styles in fashion that were used years ago and now are coming back again, the clothes of our grandmothers and our mothers that now come back as a super MUST, it’s amazing how fashion repeats. In particular I’ve always liked this, the Ruana. Very In years ago, and now is coming back. It’s a kind of a poncho-shawl that we can use over our coats or directly on our clothes to keep warm… It’s a very simple piece that adds a special touch to create a chic look. If you are always freezing like me, this is your style-DIY-solution! This DIY Ruana is very easy to make, and it can also be for a special gift.
- Wool fabric or thick fabric that you like
- Measuring tape
- Needle and thread or sewing machine
1. Cut a large rectangle of 130×150 cm.
2. Fold the fabric in half at the longest part. Find the middle of the top layer. ( where the scissors are )
3. Cut 6cm on each side of the middle, keep cutting to the fold and stop.
4. Cut out a slight curve to join the cuts. This is the back of the neck.
5. Fold the edges with 1.5 cm margin and sewn by hand or machine on all edges hemming the piece.
You can wear the Ruana with a belt.
You can also wear it this way, take one of the front ends diagonally above your shoulder. Or just open in the front.
Until the next time!