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Easiest Maxi Dress Ever

Added Feb 12, 2012

by CationDesigns

Los Angeles, Cal...

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Description

This was the first dress I ever made, three years ago (!), but I never took pictures of it until recently. It’s the perfect beginner project; there are all of seven straight seams, and no fitting required! It does, however, hinge on having a great wide belt to keep it from looking like what it is: two rectangles tied together.

More details and pictures here.

Material Notes

1.5 yards of 60" jersey knit, a long sturdy ribbon or fabric tube for a tie

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Mar 10, 2012, 01.11 PMby purplehaze

    what a fantastic idea! i am a very new sewer started out on cushions and now ready to make clothes this is definitely a starter project for me love it love it! gonna find a really nice patterned jersey next week do you think this would work with a more sheer fabric like a chiffon perhaps (with lining of course)

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      Mar 11, 2012, 01.27 AMby CationDesigns

      I think chiffon would be fine! If you don’t want to line it you could double it up or even just wear a slip underneath.

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    Feb 28, 2012, 05.00 PMby Laura Jane

    i made it and mine is beautiful too :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 05.46 PMby Laura Jane

    so cute!! im goin to make it!

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    Feb 14, 2012, 09.03 PMby kihli

    It looks great on you and with those fabrics!

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    Feb 13, 2012, 09.02 AMby scuffsan

    Lovely dress!

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    Feb 13, 2012, 08.59 AMby libbysharf

    Such a lovely dress! I’m volunteering with a group of girls at risk and teaching them sewing. I’m gonna make your dress with them :-)

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    Feb 13, 2012, 05.08 AMby chillwear

    Beautiful like everything you make!

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    Feb 12, 2012, 11.54 PMby patti-r

    Cute, looks like a pillowcase dress!!!

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      Feb 13, 2012, 12.22 AMby CationDesigns

      Haha yes! It is essentially a pillowcase dress for grown-ups!

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    Feb 12, 2012, 11.51 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    like it a lot, i been hoarding a black and white print jersey for a while…. and i think it has this model name all over it!!!

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      Feb 13, 2012, 12.23 AMby CationDesigns

      Thanks! I would love to see what you make of this “pattern.” I think the key to making this dress work is a classy jersey, and black and white is perfect!

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