Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Scarf for Spring ~Tea Rose Home Style~


I found this dress at a thrift store a few month ago. Although, the style of the dress is a little 80's ish, I fell in love with the gauze material and the romantic floral print. I have been looking for gauze material, but they are really hard to find.



I bought the dress, so I could make something out of it. I had lots of ideas, but it was very difficult to decide what to make. Once the dress is cut, that's it! It's not like I can go back to a fabric store and buy more.

Then, I started seeing beautiful scarfs for Spring at the stores. I had to make one with the fabric!

I separated the top and the bottom...


Actually, the skirt portion was made out of four large panels. I only needed to make my scarf.

1. I cut the panel in half, and sewed them together to make a long piece. Then, I just used a zig-zag stitch for both sides to prevent fraying.


2. Then, I pulled threads using a pin.


3. When I pulled about 2 1/2" worth of threads, I took sections of threads and twisted them together to make fringe.


4. Now I have a airy and romantic scarf for Spring!


I love it!! I still have three panels left. I am debating whether to make a blouse or camisol. Are you wondering what I did with the top portion of the dress? (I have a hard time throwing beautiful fabrics away).

I actually made some flowers, I can either make it in to hair accessories, make corsage, or use them to dress up my t-shirt.

In my next post I will show you how I made the flowers. Don't miss it! ;)

37 comments:

  1. It is beautiful! It is so "springy"!

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  2. just beautiful. I love to make things from old clothes, it's recycling at it's best!

    :o)
    x

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  3. Congratulations! on such a lovely new scarf :-) Love the finish of the fringe.
    Happy stitching, P

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  4. Absolutely beautiful!
    Cheers
    Anne

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  5. That looks gorgeous...very french :D

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  6. that's beautiful! what an eye you had to see the potential in that dress!

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  7. Your scarf is beautiful. I love how you always look at things 'outside the box' and see what they can become, rather than what they are. It's very inspirational.

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  8. How creative, very beautiful

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  9. Absolutely beautiful spring scarf!
    Jackie

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  10. Wow, I totally remember those dresses from the 80's! That's a wonderful reconstruction, and a beautiful scarf. Perfect!

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  11. Ahh this is great! Yet again another wonderful project! Looks likes something you would see at Anthropology. I going to hunt for something I can turn into a scarf.

    Kendra "Domestic Princess in Training"

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  12. That is lovely! I've been looking for something to do this with, but no luck so far. That dress was perfect!!

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  13. wow! I admire your eye for re-purposing something old. I go to the thrift store, but often struggle to see a new way to utilize something retro. Beautiful!

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  14. What a great idea! I have a few Laura Ashley dresses that could use a make over like that.

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  15. Beautiful and such a wonderful idea. I never would have seen that beautiful scarf in that dress.

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  16. You are so resourceful! I found some beautiful fabric on clearance at Jo-Anns the other day--I was debating about getting it to make a scarf, but I decided not to. Now I'll have to be on the look-out for 80s dresses with Cath Kidston-worthy fabric! ;-)

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  17. THAT is really beautiful! Great re-use of an old dress. The gauzy fabric makes it feel so light for spring!

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  18. This turned out so great! I love it!!

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  19. Oh how I love that scarf!!!! It is beautiful. Perfect for spring and summer.

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  20. You have such an eye for beauty! I would have walked right past that dress....not able to see past the 80's prinnt! But you turned it into a gorgeous scarf. I love it!

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  21. Wow! Gorgeous! I would never think of a scarf for spring!

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  22. Wow! I love it. How do you come up with this stuff?

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  23. You did an amazing job on this just beautiful.

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  24. Your scarf is so beautiful!!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-floral-spring-scarf/2010/03/26/
    --Anne

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  25. I love the scarf!!! Awesome material!

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  27. This is beatiful. I'd love to try making this!

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  28. What a beautiful idea! It looks awesome. Good job :)

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  29. Beautiful - I love it! I featured this on my blog today: http://ahappierhome.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-of-week-tea-rose-home.html

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  30. I know what I'll be thrifting for this week! Thanks so much for shairing this, I'll be linking.

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  31. I never thought of doing this. Thank you. I have a bunch of upcycle fabric I love that this technique would work so well for. Plus, pulling apart clothing is cathartic for me, which is why I keep using old clothing to make new stuff. ;)

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  32. Wow, this is so beautiful. I'm heading to my closet to look for an old dress! Doesn't hurt so much when something no longer fits ;)

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  33. The fabric is pretty - and looks like it is the right weight. Well done! Thank you for sharing!

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