Make a Maxi Dress in One Afternoon!


Craft Daily

Learn how to make a maxi dress by following the measuring instructions to match your figure perfectly without a pattern. This dress is easy to make by simply sewing in a straight line. Also, expert Brett Bara will teach you all about shirring to make construction even easier.

In this Craft Daily video, you will learn how to:

  • Sew a French seam and discover why it’s the best choice for this project
  • Use the shirring technique to create a fitted bodice
  • Accurately measure and cut your fabric to fit your body type

Create an entire dress in an afternoon! You can transform a plain rectangle of fabric into a fitted, flattering garment.

An example of this dress is shown below.

Click here for the video!

Make a Maxi Dress

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Carrie Sisk

About Carrie Sisk

Carrie's first sewing machine was a gift from her dad—a better gift was never given. A crafter, trained pianist and experienced paintballer, when the opportunity arises, she's hiking in Yosemite or Rocky Mountain National Park.

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