CelebriDIY Inspiration: Devon Aoki’s Silk Scarf Dress

Image via The Fashion Court

Silk scarves are very popular this season. I first feel in love when I saw the Spring 2012 collection (here).  Domenico and Stefano must have pulled out every silk scarf from the Dynasty archive fashion closet to create that collection. It was heaven! I’m a fan of the silk scarves but except for turbans I wasn’t sure how to work them into my wardrobe. That was until I laid eyes on Devon Aoki rocking her silk scarf Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti maxi dress to the Lexus LAWS OF ATTRACTION exhibition this week. I was instantly inspired!

With the help of two scarves, needle, thread and a yard of ribbon I added a new DIY dress to my wardrobe. It might look a little complicated but I promise you it’s easy breezy with a construction time of only about 20 minutes.

Materials: 2 Square Scarves, Ribbon, Needle and Thread

First, we will create the neck of your dress. Fold down one end of the four corners as pictured above. This will be the top of your dress so be sure the pattern is the direction you desire. Stitch the fold in place leaving 1 inch hole to run the ribbon through at the top. Repeat on the second scarf.

Now, we must sew up the sides of the dress. Place the two scarves directly on top of each other.

Hand stitch the left edges together and then the right.

Construction tip: the more of the edge you stitch up, the less skin will show.

Now, slide the ribbon through the hole you created at the neck. Repeat on the second scarf.

If you wish, add a belt to define your waist.

Enjoy! xo


55 responses

  1. you are incredible, that is all!

    August 9, 2012 at 1:30 am

  2. ♥ this! I am sooo going scarf shopping later! x


    August 9, 2012 at 2:33 am

  3. This is great. I love it!

    P.S.: Your blog is amazing!

    August 9, 2012 at 3:35 am

  4. This is great! I love it!

    P.S.: Your blog is amazing!

    August 9, 2012 at 3:36 am

  5. That’s amazing! Great job 🙂

    August 9, 2012 at 3:47 am

  6. Love this!

    August 9, 2012 at 4:30 am

  7. I love this idea, maybe I’ll make a dress and take a pic

    August 9, 2012 at 4:51 am

  8. This looks beautiful on you! You should start busting out the sewing machine and start sewing up some garments, you’ll be unstoppable!

    August 9, 2012 at 7:44 am

    • I can’t sew a straight line on a machine to save my life! But thanks for the encouragement. I might have to give it another shot 😉

      August 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  9. Clara Dawn

    Where did you get those scarves? They’re gorgeous!

    August 9, 2012 at 7:54 am

    • They’re from H and M. Only $9.95 a piece

      August 9, 2012 at 8:00 am

  10. Robin

    Amazing work Kristen!!!!! I so want to do this on the weekend! Question: about how long were your side seams?

    August 9, 2012 at 8:26 am

    • I stitched about 8 inches each side. xo

      August 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

  11. This is so amazingly simple! Love what you doing!

    August 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

  12. cdillard

    What are the measurements of the scarves?

    August 9, 2012 at 10:08 am

    • The scarf is about 3′ x 3′. I purchased at H and M for $9.95 a piece. Hope that helps

      August 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

  13. Amanda

    This sounds so simple! But I feel like they can’t be just “any” square scarves . . . should they be particularly large?

    August 9, 2012 at 11:53 am

    • Yes, the larger scarves work best. This one is about 3′ x 3′. I opened up the scarf in the store to make sure I liked the length. But the smaller silk scarves make the perfect halter top 😉

      August 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

  14. This is an amazing project and a beautiful result! Very well done – beautiful and artistic!

    August 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm

  15. Marie Hoeg

    What are the measures for the scarfes, just in round numbers? 🙂
    Lovely dress by the way!

    August 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    • Thank you! The scarf measures 3′ x 3′. I purchased at H and M for $9.95 a piece.

      August 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  16. You are absolutely stunning!! This is so beautiful, and I love that you represent curvy girls (like me, myself, and I) ❤ ❤

    August 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

  17. Wow this looks stunning!!! Such a great DIY, love it.

    August 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  18. Girl, you look fabulous! What a great idea, the print on that scarf is perfect.

    August 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm

  19. OMG! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

    August 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm

  20. lamodeloovers

    You made such a pretty dress out of these scarfs.

    August 10, 2012 at 3:59 am

  21. Reblogged this on charmcitybelle and commented:
    I need to do this! Very Classy

    August 10, 2012 at 8:59 am

  22. You look great! Definitely something that I’ll be trying 😀

    August 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

  23. love your blog & you can totally pull off that dress…I don’t know if I could 😉

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    August 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm

  24. You are stunning girl 🙂
    Please don’t ever become one of those skinny girls, you have a body to die for.

    Btw. I love your blog 😉



    August 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

  25. Oh, and can I ask… Can you draw more specific how you made this scarf dress? I can’t seem to follow your pictures in the right way… :p

    August 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm

  26. Cassandra

    What does the back look like? I love this!

    August 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    • It looks exactly the same as the front! It’s totally reversible…

      August 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

  27. barb lewis

    A great idea! Thank you!

    August 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

  28. That is so clever! 🙂 X

    August 16, 2012 at 8:56 am

  29. Ok, I’ve been lurking on your site for so long since it always inspires me, but this post just seals the deal on how absolutely clever and creative you are!

    August 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm

  30. Reblogged this on customandgossipfromvl.

    August 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  31. TikTak

    Wow!! Beauty dress

    August 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

  32. nicole

    You look friggin’ amazing. I love your attitude and smile. Great job.

    August 23, 2012 at 10:09 am

  33. princessandthepin

    I’m so going to try it!!!!!!!! It’s great!!

    September 3, 2012 at 11:53 am

  34. Reblogged this on keramion and commented:
    I love clothes, and I love DIY projects. I found this post on one of my favorite DIY blogs, and I can’t wait to try it out.

    September 6, 2012 at 5:29 am

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    September 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    • Thank you! xoxo

      September 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

  36. Gosh, that is so gorgeous! I always thought scarves would be lovely for a dress or something similar, thank you for showing me how!

    September 27, 2012 at 6:10 am

  37. Ros

    Your scarfs look very big. Suggestions where to find them??????

    October 2, 2012 at 8:06 am

    • I picked this one up from H&M. I believe they’re on sale now…

      October 2, 2012 at 8:07 am

  38. OMG!!! I love your blog. You are amazing and so creative! I love this. I must try it!

    October 18, 2012 at 9:25 am

  39. Reblogged this on wisdom, greatness, & a touch of glitter and commented:
    AHHH this is totally the wrong season for this dress, but if i were going on a magical vacation, i would totally rock this dress

    November 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

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