This has to be the easiest dress pattern you can find. Actually, this maxi dress looks so fabulous and sophisticated rather than too simple for words….
I’m a summer ‘wrap dress’- gal, and believe me, I know a million ways to wrap sarongs into simple summer dresses. I pin some of my maxi dresses together with safety pins, but that does not suit all the summer dresses, only some. I am going to make at least one of my huge over-sized ‘shawl’/stretch of fabric into this maxi dress design.
What’s the difference
There are 3 tricks that distinguishes this maxi dress design from being a simple beach wrap cover-up:
1. Choice of luxuriously draping fabric
2. That little ribbon tied at the front, which allow for the whole dress design to come together, and which allow the neck wrap to sit properly.
3. The front seam which makes this into a dress instead of a wrap.
1. Wrap fabric around your back, with both fabric ends and all extra fabric at the front.
2. Pull it together as shown on the right.
3. Tie a ribbon around the knot, and twist the two fabric ends and tie them in your neck.
5. By hand or with your sewing machine, sew the front split.
The video shows a few more details, but in essence:
That’s it. Done 2 minutes. I told you.
Maxi Summer Dresses – Video Tutorial