Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Smocked boho maxi dress

Added May 13, 2018

by Patty89

Guadalajara, Mexico






I sewed this dress last week. I had 3.5 meters of challis fabric I bought on sale, and as I read in the description of this pattern “With such intricate fabric, the style can afford to be plain”, I knew this was the right fabric for the right pattern.
Although it’s an easy project, it took me more time than usual because it has many details, specially the smocked seams, it was my first time using the shirring elastic, my mom recommend me to use the elastic on the lower bobbin and use the presser foot as a guide for the distance between each line of the smocked seams, it was a total of 8 lines with one centimeter approximately between them. Then I had to cut 8 cm to the hemline because it was too long for me.
I used a black satin bies tape in the arm holes and at the neck cut to make a contrast. The only alterations I did were the side slits and the neck strip. I closed the slits a little bit more because there were very revealing (I don’t have sexy legs like the model) and instead of sewing a fabric tie strip I recicled this tassels from an old skirt.

Material Notes

Bies tape
Shirring elastic




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Beach, Casual

5 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 11695817_1025690137442572_7840036130903605752_n_large

    May 17, 2018, 08.31 AMby Mayke27

    Lovely! Boho chic meets summer dress :)

    1 Reply
    • Aeddeb81-2a5f-49cd-998a-f4d61eeb70d6_large

      May 17, 2018, 09.16 PMby Patty89

      Thank you! Summer is really hot where I live, so I really needed a dress like this!

  • Profil1_large

    May 16, 2018, 03.06 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    So beautiful! I love this style…

    1 Reply
    • Aeddeb81-2a5f-49cd-998a-f4d61eeb70d6_large

      May 16, 2018, 09.45 PMby Patty89

      Thank you! I love bohemian style very much:)

  • 20170310_191639_large

    May 15, 2018, 07.54 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress. Love the fabric and the tassels x

    1 Reply
    • Aeddeb81-2a5f-49cd-998a-f4d61eeb70d6_large

      May 15, 2018, 08.26 PMby Patty89

      Thank you! Tassels are my ultimate obsession.

  • Missing

    May 14, 2018, 09.21 AMby ThomasRenner

    Such a creative idea! Love your color scheme!

    1 Reply
    • Aeddeb81-2a5f-49cd-998a-f4d61eeb70d6_large

      May 14, 2018, 08.42 PMby Patty89


  • Img_3596_2__large

    May 14, 2018, 09.01 AMby Maria Hayek

    Love it!

    1 Reply
    • Aeddeb81-2a5f-49cd-998a-f4d61eeb70d6_large

      May 14, 2018, 08.42 PMby Patty89


    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 4 people added it