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Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Refashion1: giant scarf into a dress
I found a giant lightweight scarf in a charity shop in these brilliant psychedelic colors and decided to turn it into the Tessuti Gaby dress, and hey presto I wore it to death on holiday in the sun recently, its super comfortable and has just the right comfortable fit, yet is quite 60s.
The back: I simply folded the giant square and made a seam in the middle of the back, as well as on the sides. I didnt have a lot of fabric to play with, and just enough to make tiny sleeves: I gathered them with elastic as there was a glitch in the way I printed the pattern and they were too puffy before gathering.
I put interfacing and pink bias around the collar as the fabric wasnt easy to play with and quite light.
Sorry about the light-less photos, the sun sets at 3.30pm in Northern England !
I love my new summer dress. I will probably make it in Liberty fabric or corduroy for the winter x