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Pashmina shawl dress...or tunic...or top

Added Aug 30, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway

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Description

A friend of mine from India visited and brought me a gorgeous Pashmina shawl as a gift. I looked at it and didn’t want to hide it just tied around my neck, I wanted to show off this print!
So I went for a second scarf-to-clothes project (This is the first).
I basically folded the shawl in half, sewed the sides and made a neck opening. I only used a pattern for the neck opening and made a matching facing from light canvas so it maintains shape. Tried it on, then adjusted the side seams to make it narrower so it looks less “hangy”.
Since it’s rather see though, I made a slip dress from satin based on the pattern linked but quite a bit shorter. I didn’t pose in it as it looks very underwear like but the last two pics are it :)
And given the lightness of the Pashmina I can tuck into pants and it looks great as a top. Or as a tunic with a little cord belt, or as a short dress with the same belt. The possibilities are endless. And it feels like a dream on my skin. I love earing this!
Photos featuring my cat JJ :)

Material Notes

Pashmina shawl, a tiny piece of 100% cotton canvas for the neck facing.
100% polyester (I believe) satin for the slip dress

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Bohemian
Material
Blends

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    Sep 16, 2016, 10.28 PMby nrobson

    Beautiful exotic overall style!

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    Sep 7, 2016, 12.09 PMby TeenyUK

    That’s just beautiful, Maria. So simple but trendy and stylish to boot!

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      Sep 7, 2016, 07.12 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much! I’m happy with this one…yeah!

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    Sep 6, 2016, 06.52 PMby liliv-1

    What an amazing garment!

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      Sep 7, 2016, 07.11 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you liliv! :x

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    Sep 5, 2016, 03.05 AMby RedBelka

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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      Sep 5, 2016, 06.20 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Olga :) And so soft to wear!

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    Sep 4, 2016, 04.56 PMby Ruth Meiland

    A great dress and all the ways you can use it!! Great job!!

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      Sep 5, 2016, 06.20 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Ruth! It was way too pretty a shawl to leave it as a shawl :)

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    Sep 2, 2016, 11.57 PMby alice9163

    What a unique and versatile dress. The colors suit you beautifully. Good job!

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      Sep 3, 2016, 07.36 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you very much :)

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    Sep 1, 2016, 08.08 AMby Beccki

    What a lovely tunic, it looks fabulous worn both ways and you definitely made the right choice converting it from a scarf into something beautiful to wear.

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      Sep 1, 2016, 01.57 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki! And it’s so soft and nice :)

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    Aug 31, 2016, 08.15 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Excellent idea! Simple and impressive outfit, the shawl really deserves to be exhibited. The tunic/blouse/dress is very wearable and the colour style suits you greatly:-)

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      Sep 1, 2016, 07.12 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Oksana! I do like it very much myself too :)

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    Aug 31, 2016, 07.33 PMby kisses

    The fabric is beautiful…resulting into a lovely versatile dress/tunic. Good going

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      Sep 1, 2016, 07.11 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you kisses :)

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    Aug 31, 2016, 02.40 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    This is a gorgeous fabric…That shade of blue….It looks so nice even with pants!

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      Aug 31, 2016, 04.58 PMby Maria Hayek

      I know, right? Thank you Elpida :)

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    Aug 31, 2016, 11.41 AMby SurMesure

    Very lovely top/dress/tunic! Wow, all in one ;-) And the colors are fabulous. You’re giving me ideas…

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      Aug 31, 2016, 04.57 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you! And you’re welcome ;)

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    Aug 31, 2016, 09.58 AMby Maria Loupa

    Hello Maria, this was a great idea to turn the scarf in so many choises. I love all of them and the slip dress makes a gorgeous top as you said. The colors are beautiful. You took great photos.

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      Aug 31, 2016, 04.57 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Maria :) Glad you like it! The photos I owe to my husband :)

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    Aug 31, 2016, 08.18 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous Maria and you are so right to turn the scarf into this fab versatile dress. I love the slip under it as well. Did you use a pattern?. Love this x

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      Aug 31, 2016, 04.55 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Mary :)
      I used the linked pattern for the slip but made it shorter. For the dress I didn’t, just used the neckline from blouse 103A from Burda 09/2014, but obviously didn’t ruffle it up :)

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      Aug 31, 2016, 09.44 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi thanks. I never noticed the link and I’ve used this before as well as a dress for my daughter x

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    Aug 31, 2016, 07.34 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! Så flott! – fantastisk stoff og kjole!! nydelige farger til deg :)

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      Aug 31, 2016, 04.47 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen! Og føles nydelig på :)

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    Aug 30, 2016, 10.49 PMby Tzai

    what a versatile dress Maria and you are right it would be a pitty to hide that gorgeus print!

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      Aug 31, 2016, 05.44 AMby Maria Hayek

      I know! right?
      Thank you Aida :)

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    Aug 30, 2016, 06.49 PMby Daniela Ivanova

    Congratulation for this idea, Maria , this piese is so nice ! I like the prints and the colours of this scarf and for sure was a good decision to make it in a dress. You look so good and happy !!!! Say hello to yourcharming cat !

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      Aug 31, 2016, 05.44 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Daniela! I am happy with it and it’s so comfy to wear. Cat says Meow back :D

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