DIY Towel Dress
This dress is great – and this one isn’t clunky or bulky like most.
Where did this come from? Again, my awesome mom! At the farmer’s market in July she saw one. It was just a towel with an elastic at the top. She said how comfy that would be…she lives in Fiji, so a thick towel wasn’t really what I envisioned for her. So, like the white necklace, it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do. I searched Pinterest for tutorials. Nothing. I tried to plan something out – I wanted it dress-like, yet, I didn’t want it to be put on like a regular dress. You know when you put cream all over, you don’t get dressed right away – you put on your robe and it ties around you, without rubbing off all your cream? Like that.
So – when I was in Northern California this past fall patterns were on sale – 0.25$ each. Score!
I picked up this wrap dress and thought – yes!!! That will work.
The pattern, however, needed a few tweaks. Stitch the shoulder straps together (so they are still ‘open’ on the inside – so you can turn the dress through) before. That way they are polished. Also – leave the seam open at the side that goes to the back (and slip stitch it). Or leave it open at the bottom and top stitch the whole bottom hem, closing up the hole you turned it over through.
Make nice clean darts – be sure they match up.
I used a light terry cloth on the inside (although, the dress is reversible) and a light grey jersey knit on the outside. The dress is heavy, yet it doesn’t feel heavy when you wear it.
Tie in the back first, and then tie in the front.
Use it instead of a robe or on those days were you just want to be cozy yet not too hot.