Ah, the maxi dress.
Here’s a maxi dress you can make in less than fifteen minutes.
I had previously used the bottom of this thrift store shirt for some ruffles.
Now I can use the top.
The fabric was a lightweight knit from Joann Fabrics.
After refitting the bodice and the sleeves, sew sleeves back in sleeve casing, being sure to sew right sides together.
I measured from under my bust to the floor and added an inch to get the length I wanted for the skirt.
I’m 5’4″ and I measured 44 inches. This is a perfect length if I’m wearing flats.
My fabric was a lightweight knit and 60 inches wide so I just used it all and sewed the seam down the selvage edge.
Since this fabric had a pattern, I was also careful to match the pattern.
I put the seam down the back of the dress.
Stretch and cut a piece of quarter inch elastic under your bust to a comfortable length. Don’t make it too tight, just enough to gather in your dress nicely.
And now you have a fun, inexpensive summer maxi dress in less than fifteen minutes.
My “fashion photographer” (aka youngest son, Cooper) was experimenting with this photo. I kind of like it…..
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