In August last year, Her Universe released a mini collection of Star Wars apparel, with a ‘Back To School’ theme. Her Universe used the classic ‘jedi training’ theme as a Star Wars version of school, with Yoda as the featured character. Being a big fan of jedi-themed apparel, I picked up three items from the collection – the ‘Jedi Knight’ cardigan, the ‘Jedi In Training’ top, and the Yoda print scarf.
Today’s review features the Yoda print scarf. The scarf is priced at US$25.00 each – it is still available direct from Her Universe. It measures approximately 39cm wide, and approximately 243cm in length.
Pattern yourself after the wise Yoda. Perhaps by wearing this scarf and osmosis, Yoda will help you with that test, meeting or presentation. This lightweight, year round scarf is perfect for any occasion or outfit.
The Yoda print scarf is made from a white fabric, with a repeating Yoda print on each end. The fabric is a ‘t-shirt’ type of fabric, though the scarf doesn’t have a tag with the fabric composition, and the Her Universe website doesn’t mention it either. The fabric is soft and comfortable – though a little prone to creasing if not hung up when stored.
Each end of the scarf features five sections of ‘Yoda head’ pattern printed in black – each section is comprised of four lines of ‘Yoda heads’ in a tessellation style pattern, with black stripes in between each section. The first stripe includes the Her Universe and Star Wars logos, with the standard Lucasfilm copyright text. The pattern is printed onto the fabric, so it will ‘crack’ a little if you stretch the fabric.
The scarf is literally a cut strip of fabric – there are no hems, no stitching of any kind. For US$25.00, I expected this scarf to at least have hems, so I was really surprised by just how simple it is. This type of knit fabric technically doesn’t need hemming, as it does not fray, but hems would give the scarf a much cleaner, finished look. The direction of the fabric grain causes the edges to roll inwards, which does give a slight hem effect, but this also reduces the apparent size/width of the scarf.
I find myself considering ways to alter this scarf – the unfinished appearances gives it a cheaper look, which I’m not particularly fond of. Perhaps I’ll sew this strip to a plain panel of a similar fabric, or simply hem the edges. I realise that extra wide fabric comes at an additional cost, but at nearly 2 and a half metres long, it’s almost too long for a lightweight scarf. For my height and personal preference, I have to wear it wrapped around my neck several times so it doesn’t hang too low. In short, I like this scarf, especially the print – but not as much as I wanted to.