Mar 4, 2010

DIY Hermes Dress

A couple days ago I posted about a Hermes scarf dress I saw at the boutique? I couldn't resist checking the price. I almost gagged when I saw $2075. I guess when a person who can spend $20,000 to $100,000 annually (to qualify as a Hermes VIP at Hermes), this price will be nothing. Anyhoo, I have a few Hermes scarves sitting around so I made my own version of the dress without sewing one stitch.

I placed to 2 safety pins on each side of my shoulders to attach at the top. You can make adjustment according to your own shoulder width. Instead of sewing the 2 sides together at the bottom (see here), I wrapped the back scarf to the front and secure with a safety pin. Then, I arranged the front scarf in attractive folds, making sure front and back are the same length.
I tried sitting down and lifting my arms, the dress was pretty secure. I wore a camisole inside anyway though. It is definitely more secure to sew the two scarves together on the sides but my way is easier, at least for me.This is a super easy DIY either way. If this look grows on me, I will definitely buy a couple Hermes scarves to sew them together.

26 comments:

  1. I like your version!
    Though the thought of a safety pin going through a (hermes) silk scarf makes me cringe a little. eecck!

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  2. Hi there-a really fabulous diy look, I love it!!

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  3. Just amazing....

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  4. This is better than the scarf dress that you saw. I love the combination of patterns. xoxo

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  5. wow, this is so creative! You make it sounds so easy and you make me wants to make one too, now all i have to do is find some wide scarves :)
    Thanks a lot for the DIY idea!


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  6. I do really love it! Especially because these have such pretty detail.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  7. I love what you have put together here and the patterns go well together. It looks great on you!

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  8. Here! Here! Your version is much better. The colors are bold, but not overpowering. The length is just right - not super short. And I really like the arms. A great dress for brunch on a beautiful Sunday. But, I too would be concerned about pins through a scarf all day. There's bound to be an alternative. Velcro possibly?

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  9. You are so creative! Looks great.

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  10. Now sell this dress for $2000, go get more Hermes scarfs, make them into more dresses, sell those..... adn become a VIP Hermes client! lol Ok, I'm kidding :) Love your version of this dress, although I think I'd prefer it if the scarfs were identical.

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  11. I like yours so much better! Gorgeous! :)

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  12. Julia, I thought about having 2 of the same scarves as well. The one at Hermes worked really well b/c the back scarf is black with minimal print. I might just have to buy me a really basic scarf if I want to sport this look continuously.

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  13. So clever& fab you!
    Hope to get the VIP in the future~
    xo

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  14. I love your re-creation it is so clever to try and make it yourself!

    Those scarves have a beautiful essence to them!

    From Dolly
    XX
    http://dollydaydreamsdomicile.blogspot.com/

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  15. Clever girl! Saved yourself a fortune!

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  16. WOW! Very creative! Good job!

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  17. This looks AMAZING! Do it! Sigh, I almost got my first Hermes scarf and it sold out. :( You're inspiring me.

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  18. one word girl - genius!

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  19. Wow you're amazing! I would definitely not have the skills and coordination required to do something like this LOL. It looks great, although putting a hole in a Hermes scarf, albeit teeny ones, kinda hurts me inside.

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  20. Great dress - looks better than the Hermes one.

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  21. You are so crafty, SG! I love the way that the yellow in the Hermes scarf is picked up so well by the yellow on the dress. That's definitely a much more affordable way to re-create this look.

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