You Really Can Make a Maxi Dress in Fifteen Minutes or Less



I know, I know, it does sounds too good to be true, but you really can make a fun, summer maxi dress in fifteen minutes or less when you start with a t shirt and add some knit fabric to the bottom. It’ll seriously take you longer to choose the fabric than to make the dress.

Continue reading to find out how….

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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18 Responses to You Really Can Make a Maxi Dress in Fifteen Minutes or Less

  1. says:

    I started on my version yesterday. I did a reverse appliqué on the top with some of the skirt fabric, so it’s taking more than 15 minutes. I’m also doing mine with an empire waist. Love the idea of just cutting a slit! I’ll send pics when I’m done.

    Thanks for posting!!



  2. Brenda Jones says:

    Nice!! You could also place the skirt seam offset in the front and leave it open at the bottom for the slit.

  3. Wow!! I am sure to try this at home as soon as I can! Thanks for sharing 🙂 The dress looks really pretty! 🙂
    Do drop by my blog as well :

  4. lucindalines says:

    Great instructions, I think you have just saved all those short tees that I was going to ditch.

  5. debbielynne says:

    I’m going to give it a whirl!

  6. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article.
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    of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I’ll definitely comeback.

  7. Susan Luke says:

    Fabulous as always! I love the photos!

  8. Looks great Beth! I really like how you pointed out the no-hem bottom. With knit fabric, I really don’t think people notice it at all. Saves time and frustration for those less comfortable with knits. Another great project!

  9. Cute dress!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that links to your tutorial:

  10. Sonja Lyons says:

    Hi I have recently been reviewing the refashion tutorials, as I came across them by accident on Pinterest. I must say that your tutorials are the best and easy to follow. I have a lost of long sleeve t-shirts that I would like to lengthen into tunics, do you have any ideas. Living in England we do not get very warm summers or for very long, hence the long sleeve t-shirts.Thanks Sonja

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