Spring is here, meaning it’s dress season! One of my favorite sewing projects for this time of year is a dress for that exact reason. Especially if it’s a maxi dress!
They’re flowy and comfortable in warmer weather, yet they cover enough that any spring winds are covered. Not only that, but they’re always stylish. I love how they look.
If you want to follow the maxi dress trend, you don’t have to go out and buy any. You can make yours instead. Luckily for you, it’s super simple!
Maxi dresses are one of the easiest sewing projects there is. So easy, in fact, that TheDIYGirl on YouTube makes hers in 5 minutes, and so can you.
Making The Maxi
First, gather your fabric. TheDIYGirl uses about 4 meters of fabric, but you may want to adjust this depending on your height and body measurements.
Now, fold the fabric in half from its width and pin into place. Use a shirt that fits you well to place the arm hole, shoulder, and neckline. Use fabric chalk to make these markings.
Also trace the side seam to figure out your exact measurements for the top. Leave a little bit of extra room with the markings to make room for your seams.
Create about 14 inches in length, then cut out the piece. Make two of these for the front and back pieces of the top. If you want a flowy top, make 3, with the third one flowing outward like she shows.
Now on to the skirt. Use the leftover fabric for this like she shows in the video below. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Watch the tutorial and get started on your own!