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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.


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    Feb 13, 2017, 07.18 AMby SusanMGardner

    Sure, it’s a good thing to enjoy your work, but there is such a thing as enjoying it too much. bejeweledtank trouble

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    Sep 20, 2016, 10.27 AMby teamkulango2016

    There is a need to maximize your skills. It can be done through training. – Bath Planet

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    Jun 5, 2011, 11.52 PMby sedika

    thanks for this

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    Mar 22, 2011, 03.33 AMby petitejosette

    the link to “Sew Much Ado” leads to a Justin Bieber video on YouTube..

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      Apr 12, 2011, 07.08 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Josette,

      The link has now been fixed. Thanks for the heads up!

      - David

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