Gallery: Turn a Pair of Printed Scarve...

You don't need to rub elbows with the Forbes 400 list to look like a million bucks. Just borrow a page from Shinti Park Kit Lee's do-it-yourself playbook. With a few clever modifications, the crafty duo turned a pair of oversized H&M scarves (vintage pieces would work well, too) into a slinky, Dolce & Gabbana-inspired caftan dress. Slip it on for lounging in front of the television or pair it with leggings and booties for an afternoon on the town. Click through for step-by-step instructions.

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MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Two medium-sized silk or satin scarves
  • Cotton thread in a coordinating color
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape
  • Body form (optional)

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STEP ONE

Before you begin, steam or iron your scarves. This will prevent creasing or wrinkling while you’re working on them.

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STEP TWO

With the right-side up, fold the first (front) scarf in half to locate the center. Insert a pin on the edge of the fabric to serve as a reference point.

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STEP THREE

To add a notch on the shoulder, measure 11 inches from the outer edge, and pin it. Repeat both steps with the second (back) scarf.

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STEP FOUR

Drape and pin the front scarf over the body form. (Tip: Use the pinned center and shoulder notches as reference points.)

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STEP FIVE

Take the back piece of the scarf dress, join the back shoulder notch overlapping the front shoulder notch, pivot the back at an angle, and secure it with pins.

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