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 an 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 into 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! ;)

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  • Bgray
    Bgray
    on Mar 22, 2021

    Beautiful! My daughter and I love going to the thrift store because you never know what you will find...it's like a treasure hunt. I have purchased clothes...mostly men's shirts, just for the fabric to upcycle into something else. Hadn't thought to look at skirt/dresses for scarf possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

  • Susan
    Susan
    on Mar 23, 2021

    Beautiful color and pattern and fabric!!

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