Ideas 3: 10 Minute Tunic

June 30, 2011

You know, I'd really like to try this sometime. 

A DIY 10 minute tunic or dress. 

Take one wide and long scarf and cut slit in center, sew together at sides to middle, then with elastic bobbin sew at waist. 

Hey, if you used a belt you wouldn't even have to do the elastic waist part!

Source: via Amber on Pinterest

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a great idea! And these look great on me and I can wear them as maternity for a long while too.

Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this idea!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so happening today! I just pulled out an extra long purple scarf and might try and squeeze out a dress.

Brittany Evans said... Best Blogger Tips

I am SO doing this over my holiday weekend. I already have 2 beautiful lucky brand scarves that I am going to do this to. They are too big and bulky as a scarf and they are perfect for this. Thanks a million for the idea!

Angela Osborn said... Best Blogger Tips

How would you recommend finishing off the raw edges of the neck slit to prevent fraying? I though maybe bias binding, but it might be a bit tricky at the very tip of the slit. What would you suggest?

mommy Orkid Belle said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! I am keeping my eye for some fabrics or a big scarf next thrift shopping and maybe I can make one like this. :)

Adin B

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a top very similar to this, but the neck is slit horizontally so if falls across your collar bone rather than being a V neck.
It's also stitched down the sides below the elasticated waist so that you don't have to wear another top under it, but the edges are all floaty & summery.
I tried to follow the same style with a dress and the top half looks great - but the bottom half a little odd!

Hey ho, practice makes perfect I guess!

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

@agoodwardrobe.comTell me if you do. I'll post about it.

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

@Angela OsbornYou could fold it over twice and sew. Or use bias binding. Or you could sew a trim to the edge. Depending on the scarf a pompom trim might look neat.

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

@Angela OsbornAnother idea to avoid raw edges completely would be to take two scarves and sew them together leaving the center unsewn for a neck hole.

Angela Osborn said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kathleen Frances
Thanks Kathleen. Yeah, I think using two scarves is a great option to prevent fraying. And a trim could still be applied - I really like your idea of a pompom trim! :)

Jonna said... Best Blogger Tips

Sucha great idea, and so easy to do!

Jonna xx

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I was inspired by this dress as well and made a version for myself and my daughter. If you cut two rectangles and use the selvedge, you cut down on how much hemming you have to do.

No tutorial, but a funny picture of a matching family:

Dana said... Best Blogger Tips

Seems like a really cute pillowcase could do the trick too!

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