I recently picked up this 1970s pattern because I was curious about the process of making a dress from two scarves. This is just the type of thing I was into when I was in high school and college. In fact, I once made a mini dress out of a pillowcase after seeing it done on a local “home-maker” TV program, but that’s another story for another time.
This pattern says it is easy, and after looking at the pattern piece and the directions, I agree. This is easy:
That is the entire set of instructions for the dress! It would take you longer to cut this out than it would take to sew it up. Two side seams, two inches on either side of the neck, and Voila! A new scarf mini dress. No finishing and no hemming required.
Seriously, I think this is a really fun idea. The scarves would not even have to be identical. And notice that in the view on the far left, two sheer scarves were made into a bikini cover-up. But if you are tall and want to wear this as a dress, I suggest 36″ scarves. Or you could use a smaller size to make a top.