Make a dress from vintage scarves!
An easy to make dress from large vintage scarves. The pattern is easily modified for both straight and curvy types. Add an optional crochet border for a little extra length.
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Now if you’re evenly proportioned, that’s it! But I am sadly a pear, and probably always will be. So my dress had a little too much fabric on top. So I measured to where the top of my hip hit, and marked it with a pin. I marked my waist with another pin. Then decided how much I needed off the top. I made a straight line to the waist pin, then a diagonal to my hip mark. If you do this you need to bring your arm seam in, too.
I made a crochet edge for a little extra length on the bottom. I used the mesh stitch to make the border and finished it with a scalloped edge. This stitch is made in multiples of three, so you can change your number of stitches as long as it is divisible by three. This was made for the bottom circumference of my dress, which measured 40″ all the way around. Add or subtract in multiples of three to get the size you need.
Start by making a chain of 141 stitches. CH 1 more, then Sc into the 2nd CH from the hook. SC along across the chain to the end. Turn.
Row 1: Ch 5, then DC into the 3rd SC stitch. *CH 2, SK 2 stitches, DC into the next stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 2: CH 5, DC into 1rst DC(3rd stitch), *CH2, DC into next DC, repeat from * to end of row.
When mesh stitch is the length you want( I made three rows), end with another row of single crochet. (After you reach the last DC, SC into the next three stitches. That brings you to the end of the row).
To make the scalloped edge, CH 1, then SC into the 1rst SC. *CH 3, then in the same stitch you just worked, (yarn over and bring up a loop. Yarn over again and draw through the 1rst two loops on the hook) twice. You’ll have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over on more time and bring through all three loops on the hook. SK the next three SC, then SC into the next SC. One scallop made. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Cut yarn and tie off.
To attach to your dress, pin along the edge of your dress. I found the easiest way to do it and make sure the bottom hem was even was to turn the dress inside out, then pin the border on the inside of the dress. Give your crochet border a little tug if you need to so it reaches all the way around.