A breezy and sassy handkerchief dress is fancied by all women. After all, it makes one look hot and stunning, without much effort. The best thing about wearing a handkerchief dress is that it appears to have been bought from a designer store, giving that air of class and grace to the wearer. However, the good news is that you don’t need to hit the pricey designer stores to avail a stylish handkerchief dress; you can easily make one at home. This article brings you some helpful tips on how to make handkerchief dress. Read on and sew a beautiful dress to flaunt your beautiful self.
Making Your Own Handkerchief Dress
- Cotton Fabric
- Fabric Scissors
- Sewing Machine
- Well-fitting T-shirt
- Take two pieces of fabric and cut each of them to about 4-feet square. This will make the skirt.
- Under the edges of the fabric pieces, make ¼ inch length folds. Then, iron the folds in place.
- Fold the edges under one another, to about ¼ inch. Sew them.
- From the middle of each of the fabric squares, cut out a circle. Take care that the circles are in proportion to the circumference of the waist.
- Take one of the fabric squares and lay it on a flat surface. Keep the straight edges of the square facing up, down, right and left.
- Now, lay the second fabric on the top of the first one. Make sure to match the holes in the middle.
- The two pieces of fabric should form roughly a star-like shape, with the points of the second square facing up, down, right and left.
- Pin the two pieces of fabric together, along the edges of the holes.
- Match up the holes of the skirt with the bottom of the T-shirt and sew the squares and T-shirt together.
Making A Silk Handkerchief Dress
- 2 squares of Silk Fabric/coordinating, large Silk Scarves
- Straight Pins
- 2 yards Rattail Cord
- Sewing Machine
- Silk Sewing Machine Needle
- The first step is to hem the raw edges of the fabric squares.
- Lay the two silk squares in such a way that one is on the top of the other, with the right sides together.
- To make the front of the dress, pin one edge of the square together, beginning six to eight inches down from the topmost corner of the square.
- Sew along your pin line and keep removing the pins as you go about sewing.
- To make the back of the dress, pin the edge perpendicular to the open top corner, beginning about 2 inches down.
- Again, sew along the pin line and keep removing the pins as you go about sewing.
- Now, turn the dress right side out.
- Stitch 12 inches of rattail cord to the tops of each of top points of each square. They will act as ties.
- You can also use the remaining rattail cord to belt the dress at the waist or under the bust line.