so I made another vintage scarf dress thing and this time took pictures doing it! you can see the original post (and prettier pictures) here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311116.0
The idea originated in a Bust issue awhile back. I finally got around to making one but couldn't find the instructions so this is what I did.
all you need is one of these
I think 14" by 14" or larger is good.
and a high waisted skirt that fits. Zipper should be in the back.
fold the scarf on the diagonal and cut in half. then fold those two pieces in half.
overcast stitch on the raw edge of the scarf to keep it from unraveling.
the find the center of the waist band and pin the cut edge of the scarf 1" past the center (or more if you want more overlap)
Also, make three gathers by folding the scarf over itself (see in the photo?) to give "the girls" some breathing room.
Sew to the band, taking care to keep the stitches hidden.
Then repeat with the other scarf piece. This time, pin it 1" past the center so that it is overlapping the other piece.
Hooray, you're done!
Now you have a halter-style vintage scarf dress. Don't you look smart.
I tied two little rick rack bows to change the neckline a bit from the previous dress. what do you think?