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 💫

👉Note :
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!

For this DIY, you need: 
  • 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
  • pins
  • scissors (notched if possible, especially if your scarves are made of silk)
How to do it?  
Hunting for scarves! We recommend opting for a unit of either patterns or shades (or both!) Here, we've chosen checks and stripes. Choose the order in which they will be assembled next to each other.Select the scarf you will reserve for the top. Separate the rest into 2 groups: the 1st part of the petticoat, and the 2nd for the ruffle, for which you reserve larger scarves, so that all of the scarves in this part are longer than the previous one (this is what allows you to have the gathers!). Iron the whole thing.
The skirt 1st part part
Line up two 1st scarves side by side. Pin them right sides together. Stitch this at 1 cm. Continue by lining up a 3rd scarf in a row from the side, stitching it right sides together with the previous one, and so on until you have all your scarves together, forming a very long piece of fabric. Don't worry if the bottom of the scarves are not aligned: we will correct it now by making all the parts even.Mark 65 cm from the edge that is just lined up by drawing a line down the length of your fabric pieces. This indicates the height of the first piece of your petticoat. If you wish, it can be shorter, or longer. Cut all the way along this mark. This part will be the size of your dress. We will finish this after we have created the entire petticoat.

Part 2
Now take the 2nd group of scarves to sew the ruffle. Line them up side by side, and on each scarf cut to the desired height for your ruffle (here, 22cm). The hem already present on your scarves will be the hem at the bottom of the petticoat, so you will keep the spirit of "scarves" with their rolled edges. Position the thin strips obtained edge to edge, aligned, pin them right sides together and stitch them together as before. You have a very long strip of fabric. Now create the gathering thread on this ruffle: on the cut out part, which does not have a hem, machine stitch with large stitches, without knotting or going back and forth as you start and finish your seam. Hand-tie one end and at the other, grab one of the threads and pull gently, while pleating the fabric with your other hand. Proceed slowly, balancing the gathers along the length. Measure: stop when you get the same length as the scarves assembled on the first part of the petticoat.

Position the gathered ruffle right sides together as shown in the video. Pin in place. Stitch all the way through. Your 2 parts are now assembled! Now join the two ends: stitch right sides together at 1 cm to sew the side of your skirt.
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 close the still open part by sewing it, always at 4 cm. Distribute the gathers well.
Now you can stop here if you only want a skirt!

Otherwise, here goes the top of the dress: The top.
Take your scarf and fold it into a triangle, wrong side up. Pin all its free edges, aligning them well, and stitch, so that you get only a triangle. This seam is done as close to the edge as possible, at 0.3 cm or 0.5 cm (on the existing roll). Fold the tip of the triangle 4 cm inward, stitch on both sides of the tip. Fold back 3.5 cm and pin to create a loop for the neck ribbon. Stitch in a straight line at 3 cm. Insert the ribbon with a safety pin. Your top is ready! The back will be tied with the two ends of the scarf. Depending on your body type, you can add ribbon on both sides to tie.

The dress
Place the top on the petticoat, match the waistline by choosing which part of the skirt you want to have in the front. Turn the petticoat inside out. Pin the top to the back of the petticoat and hand sew all the way around, leaving the two ends to tie in the back free.
Turn the whole thing over and sew it to the top.  

 And ... TA-DA!!! 

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