TUTO : SCARF DRESS
It's DIY o'clock! To take advantage of the time we have in summer, a tuto a little more ambitious, but accessible to all! (even for beginners, yes yes, I promise, with a little patience!) It's a 3 in 1 tuto: the final version is a halter dress created from vintage scarves found on @leboncoin, but the best part is that you can stop along the way to make only a skirt, and if you only want the halter top it's possible too!
Don't hesitate to use old scarves, it's a perfect recycling for those who have some stains, holes ... And, we don't throw anything away: with the cut pieces, you can sew again! Scrunchies, little bags, ... there will be no shortage of possibilities 💫
For this DIY, you need:
The dress consists of a halter top with a single scarf, which is tied at the neck with a ribbon, and at the back with two ends of the scarf.
Then a petticoat with a 1st part that reaches the knee, and a gathered flounce. We chose to gather very little, just enough to give movement to the petticoat.
You can modify as you wish: make a single part (short petticoat), several flounces, increase or decrease the gathers, the total length ... It's a DIY that adapts to various morphologies, make tests to choose what you like!
Here concerning the amplitude, we used 5 scarves for the petticoat (and again 5 scarves for its flounce).
If you want less gathering at the waist and less fullness, you can reduce the number of scarves, for example to 3 - also test according to your waist size.
If you want a more gathered ruffle, you can use 5 scarves for the first part, and 6 for the ruffle.
All stitching values are 1cm unless otherwise noted. Let's get started!
- mottled scarves (here 10 for the underskirt + 1 for the top)
- flat elastic of 3 cm height
- ribbon (2,5 cm high, about 1m30 long)
- safety pin
- erasable marker
- sewing machine
- scissors (notched if possible, especially if your scarves are made of silk)
Measure your waistline: subtract 2 cm to get the length of flat elastic to cut. Go back to the top of the skirt: make a first hem by pinning and then stitching 0.5 cm from the edge to the inside, along the entire length. Next, pin 4 cm from the edge towards the back along the entire length. Mark with 2 pins at the side seam of the skirt where you leave a 10cm opening to insert the elastic. Stitch everything else at 4 cm, if possible on the previous stitching to make it look better. Remove all pins, insert the elastic into this tunnel, using a safety pin as shown. Create gathers by hand, balancing them on the elastic around the waist. Bring the elastic out, layering it, stitching it twice all the way up in small, tight, solid stitches.
Now you can stop here if you only want a skirt!
Otherwise, here goes the top of the dress: The top.
Turn the whole thing over and sew it to the top.
And ... TA-DA!!!#DIY #diytutorial #diyproject #doityourself #ReelDIY #DIYMakeMylemonade