Being a short person, I jumped on the maxi dress trend a little late thinking it would look horrible on me. However, after finally giving in and sewing one, I have to admit, with the right design and fabrics, it looked fabulous on. This spring, maxi dresses are the ‘it’ look and I don’t plan on letting this trend go by. The problem? There’s hardly any patterns available, so what’s a girl to do?
Try looking for vintage patterns. Those from the 1970’s will have a similar shape and design.
Modify an existing pattern. Use a simple, ankle-length skirt and extend the seams.
Make your own pattern by following one of these tutorials: Sew Much Ado’s Maxi Skirt, Fashion Fast Forward’s transformation from scarf to skirt, or Morning by Morning Productions smocked version.