Making a hot and sassy handkerchief dress is just about as easy as it can get. Read the article to find some valuable tips on how to make your own handkerchief dress.

How To Make Handkerchief Dress

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.  
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Making Your Own Handkerchief Dress
  • Cotton Fabric
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Iron
  • Thread
  • 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.

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