Leçon, comment plier un foulard - une femme d'un certain âge

Leçon, comment plier un foulard

It’s been a bit too warm this week for wearing les foulards, but a reader had asked how to tie last week’s Foulard de la semaine, so here it is:

This scarf fold is the foundation for many of my favorite ways to wear a silk square. Lay the scarf out on a flat surface (preferably one not covered in dog hair, unlike our bed) with the printed side down.

Fold two of the opposite corners in diagonally 1/2 to 2/3 of the way across.

Fold in again 2/3 from opposite corners. Don’t worry if it’s a little uneven; too much precision unermines that “just threw it on” effect we’re going for.

Fold in half. Now your scarf is ready to tie.

Drape around the neck with one end longer than the other. Take the longer end and wrap around the shorter end in a single knot.



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  1. August 28, 2009 / 2:18 pm

    Great “how to” post.
    It is so hot in LA now that I’m going to go back through Style Spy’s posts and find the one where she demonstrates how to make a halter top out of a hermes scarf.

  2. Katriona
    August 28, 2009 / 2:30 pm

    I’m glad you got one of those scarves for yourself, Ms. Pseu, it looks superbe on you with the grey top!–note to Belle de Ville : Mai Tais Picture Book (see Deja Pseu’s list of favourite Blogs) has a comprehensive set of knot tying lessons that are very clear–and features some stunning blonde woman living the life I dream about (who IS she, a front man for Hermes?She’s so perfect!) There is also Purse Forum’s” What scarf/ pointue are you wearing today?” thread which has good tips from Hermes acolytes.

  3. August 28, 2009 / 2:30 pm

    You are truly a savant of the scarf! Thanks for the how-to!

  4. August 28, 2009 / 2:50 pm

    They should feature you on the Hermès scarf-lesson cards!

  5. August 28, 2009 / 11:41 pm

    Like that tie but it unties quickly on me so knot it one more time, to make the half-ascot. I find the yahoo group AllThingsHermesInternational good for scarf info.

  6. August 28, 2009 / 11:47 pm

    And here I thought the dog hair was an extra charge…

  7. sallymandy
    August 28, 2009 / 11:27 pm

    Lovely colors in your scarf. These posts give us great ideas…thank you.

  8. August 29, 2009 / 3:04 pm

    Merci, everyone!

    Duchesse – sometimes the lighter weight scarves will stay in place this way, but yes, the extra knot gives added security.

    Fred the Mole – I do look at Easy Paris every day, just haven’t commented in a while. 🙂

  9. ...
    August 29, 2009 / 11:08 am

    Très bien !
    I got only one foulard
    with skulls and bones
    Now I know how to fold it
    Cool !

    Fred the Mole

    Easy Fashion Paris
    I did’nt not see you on my blog for a long time PSEU …

  10. Alyna
    August 31, 2009 / 6:20 am

    This is such a beautiful scarf and it goes so well with the grey top. 🙂

  11. Lindy
    September 2, 2009 / 5:18 pm

    Your instructions are so helpful. I never would have imagined the way to achieve this look! Merci beaucoup!

  12. ...
    September 3, 2009 / 11:00 am

    Ah bon !
    Alors ça va !

    Fred the Mole

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