Tutorial in Pictures: How to make a Simple Maxi Dress
I found this brilliant tutorial on how to make a basic maxi dress some years ago which started my love affair with jersey fabrics. Since then I’ve made several dresses using the same method. I love how easy it is to follow, and how, in a couple of hours you can make yourself a simple and versatile dress that you can dress down or dress up depending on your mood. I’m now sharing that method with you.
Project: Basic Spaghetti-strapped Maxi Dress
Material: 2 meters of 60″ wide cotton Jersey knit fabric
First, divide your fabric into two parts. Spread your fabric on a flat surface, measure 10-12 inches down from the top edge along the selvedges, and cut across from selvedge to selvedge. You will use the smaller rectangle for your bodice, the bigger rectangle for the bottom part of your dress.
Next, make the front bodice.
Now, let’s make the back bodice.
Now, on to the bottom part of the dress.
All you need to do now is to attach the bodice to the bottom part of the dress.
Hope you had fun with this tutorial as I did when I found it years ago.