Monday, June 16, 2014

Scarves Into a Dress Tutorial

In the past I happily used scarves to make my daughter tops and dresses and I have a tutorial made for the Burdastyle platform what seems eons ago. When I decided to make my niece a beach dress out of scarves, that was the perfect moment to make another fresh tutorial.

This is 'a perfect project' for moms because you can have a dress made in less than 10 minutes. What makes this project even easier is that the scarves are hemmed so you don't have to bother with that.

Gather your supplies

You need two scarves and a ribbon. The scarves I used measure: 20 x 20 inches or 50 x 50 cm. 

Place the scarves one on top of the other with the face down (i.e. the wrong sides facing up).

Leave space for the casing. I left about 1.4" / 3.5 cm.
Start pinning the sides.


Since the scarves are already hemmed, pin the sides of the scarves as close as you can to the existing hem.


 Next, fold and pin the casing.

 Measure from shoulder to just below the arm pit (or a bit more for a more comfortable wear). That is the space for the armhole. I left 6" / 15.2 cm.

 Sew from the marked pin down. Sew the other side.


And sew the casings.

When everything is sewn in place, iron the sides and the casings.

Insert ribbon through both cases (I left a generous amount of ribbon for effect when tied into a bow).

And Voila! Your dress is done!

As you can see Ena is quite happy with her new dress.
Enjoy the tutorial!


Julie's Lifestyle said...

What a beautiful dress you made Maya! It's so nice to be able to sew. Have a wonderful week.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Well now, that is just the cutest thing ever. I can remember having t-shirt dresses made when I was a teenager and tying scarves around the waist as a belt. Very cute and summery and comfortable. Have a great week. Tammy

Unknown said...

Very cute dress, it's really a good idea to DIY. Gonna have a try, thank you very much for share this tutorial with us!
cheap bridesmaid dresses

Unknown said...

You're just so clever Maya, love these scarves, they make a lovely dress when put together!
Ira’s Crea Corner

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Such a sweet dress on a darling little girl! I love the vintage look. Ena is adorable, those curls!!

Natasha in Oz said...

What a sweet dress, Maya! I wish I could sew.

If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could share your tutorial at my weekly Say G'Day Saturday linky party. It has just started and this would be a fabulous addition.

Best wishes for a wonderful week.
Natasha in Oz

Unknown said...

This is SO cute! I love the fish pattern too. I'm pinning it!

OksanaB said...

Your niece is so adorable in her new dress! Great job and wonderful tutorial!

vikawish said...

Отличная идея! Здорово получилось! Спасибо за участие в проекте Рукодельное кафе!

Unknown said...

Looking for simple pretty crochet flower headband to make for my Granddaughter I came upon your blog. Lovely ideas and very good instructions. PS your little girl is so like my Granddaughter its funny She even has the dark curly hair which is a bit uncontrollable hence the need for hair bands lol

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much for stopping by J. That's my niece and her locks are stiil unruly :)

Unknown said...

I'm doing the Forget me knot headband with white yarn with sparkles in it. Coming out very cute. Found it a bit fiddly at first but after a couple of flowers I'm getting faster. :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, so glad to hear that! I am sure your granddaughter would love it :)