DIY Maxi Dress

DIY Maxi Dress
I’m in the process of decorating my basement and in my constant quest to keep my creative juices flowing, lately I find that I enjoy frequenting fabric stores looking for furniture fabric ideas.  When this jersey fabric caught my eye (completely on the other side of the store and clearly no where near household fabric)  I had to make a detour.  Again I am by no means a seamstress or a designer, I simply enjoy interesting fabric.  I had no idea what I intended on making, but figured a draped tube dress would probably be appropriate and easy.  Well the draped tube dress turned into a little something more with the waist gathering and strap.  I’m proud to say this dress cost only $10.00 to make,  took only three hours out of my day and was perfect timing to wear to a birthday party.  The jersey fabric makes the dress not too dressy and the detail makes it not too casual.



  1. June 11, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    You look fabulous! What a great quickie project! When you combine great style with sewing, it's a match made in heaven!

    • June 16, 2012 / 3:37 am

      Thank you Erica, the technique has to be desired :).

    • June 16, 2012 / 3:37 am

      Thank you Adrienne

  2. June 11, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    Wow so easy and pretty. Good job.

    • June 16, 2012 / 3:38 am

      Well I will take that compliment 🙂 Thank you!

    • June 16, 2012 / 3:38 am

      Thank you Sheryl

  3. June 11, 2012 / 6:10 pm

    This is a fabulous looking DIY. I love the back strap detail.
    I could get lost for hours in the fabric store just eyeing and fondling all the fabric textures and patterns. Sigh, this makes me wish I could sew and had my own machine.

    • June 16, 2012 / 3:41 am

      Girl trust me, If I can do this, anyone can 🙂 You can get a great deal on a machine off Ebay and take cue from youtube.

    • June 16, 2012 / 3:42 am

      Thank you Marie

  4. June 12, 2012 / 2:13 pm

    Love love it! What a great print and design! You did a wonderful job creating this! 🙂

  5. June 23, 2012 / 1:03 am

    Wow I would totally wear this if i could make it . You look beautiful. I hope you will show us how you make it .

  6. Anonymous
    June 13, 2013 / 3:12 am

    Perfect DIY since I can't find a maxi dress in any store that seems to fit my height! you look gorgeous!

  7. November 21, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    Love the detail. Did you draft this pattern yourself?

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