How to make your own silk scarf shorts inspired by Dolce Gabbana

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How to make your own silk scarf shorts | you’ve seen these: Dolce & Gabbana treats us to some really novel high-waist silk satin shorts designs this summer. Love that look. Gypsy Italian? Lots of chic, lots of flair, lots of bohemian, and lots of slink. Wow!

How to make your own silk scarf shorts inspired by Dolce Gabbana -- free sewing pattern :: high-waist silk shorts a la Dolce Gabbana ::

D & G high-waist silk scarf shorts

How to wear your Silk Scarf Shorts

Go on vacation in style this year. Beyond a bodice or bandeau bikini, you could make your your silk scarf shorts – or a D&G scarf shorts -based outfit – pop with a crisp white or striped nautical t-shirt. And you’ll need interesting sandals or high heels.

Dolce Gabbana knockoff

Dolce Gabbana Shorts Knockoff – Make Your Own – Free Sewing Pattern

Looks comfortable, chic, bohemian, and sexy, i.e. super for summer.

I’m not sure if I’d dare to wear something like this without going to the gym every day and getting a perfect faux-tan on, and have my legs waxed.

I have a feeling that this will mostly look stunning on those with rather skinny body shapes, rather than those a bit rounder.

However, generally speaking, these shorts are definitely a great idea!

Bold & Gold ~ Fashion 2024

Rich gold & bold prints on silks that were typically found on fashion brand scarves are all the rage here. I just bought a gorgeous printed crepe-jersey top in pastel orange & lots of gold chains. A lavish print. I maybe I’ll treat you a fashion shot of it in an upcoming post. Because it is a really simple pattern, and perhaps you might like to make one also. You’ll need two identical scarves to pull that one off, however.

Back to the silk scarf shorts….

Queen of remake, Donatella of ‘Inspiration & Realization’ created this D& G-knockoff for a fraction of the cost. I mean $0, as she already owned a large silk scarf.  And I think that depending on her skin tone, her shorts will look (almost) as nice as the Dolce & Gabbana’s shorts. What is nice about the D&G silk scarf shorts is that the background of the fabric is a darker tone. That’s rather practical when it comes to shorts.

diy high waisted silk satin shorts free sewing tutorial ::

How to make your own silk scarf shorts like the high-waist D&G shorts

So, if you too want to save yourself some $300++ and tax,  then roam around in your closet and dig out a large, square vintage, unused scarf. I find gorgeous vintage scarves on local Italian markets. But I am sure you can find some in second hand stores in your area also. Or if you prefer to get some inexpensive new scarves, you can buy beautiful square silk or satin scarves (have a look here on Amazon) that are just excellent for this project.  And when I say, inexpensive, I mean just $15 and up.

Our Quick 1,2,3 How-to Instructions

How to make it? Donatella shows you her way, and do check it out. In the meanwhile, here’s my quick 1,2,3 summary of how it’s made:

1. Use the waist section of a well-fitting pair of pants or shorts as a template and draw your own pattern. Fold over scarf and cut two front and back panels using your own pattern. Remember to leave on 1.5 cm seam allowance on all sides before you do the actual cutting!

2. Pin the pieces together, putting the front side over the back side (right side in) on both legs.

Sew the outside seam first, then the inside seam
and then the crotch area.

Fold the waistline about 1/4″ in and then another 1″.- Pin and iron it, as that will make it easier to sew.

Now sew with 1.5 cm or 1/2” seams, in such a way that elastic can be run through them, i.e. Leave about 1″ opening at the back of the waist.

3. Insert elastic on top and bottom of the shorts. Fit the pants and secure the elastic to fit you just right.

Note: The silk scarf shorts from Dolce Gabbana have concealed side slit pockets. If you wish to add these, make sure you use silk and not a sturdier fabric.

How to Create the Look

Make sure you have at least one other satin silk scarf in coordinating colors that you can tie around your waist or use for a fun hair do-up. See D&G’s picture for ideas. Enjoy summer in your super fancy D&G summerwear!

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