I cannot say it enough, I love maxi dresses and in the summer they are a staple in my wardrobe. My love affair with maxi dresses has been an ongoing one, and in May of 2011 I wrote an article entitled Easy Maxi Dress Tutorials that featured three of my favorite maxi dress tutorials at the time. However, in the last two years new maxi dress tutorials have flooded the internet. Here are three of my current favorite maxi dress tutorials that can be found for free online.
Maxi Tank Dress
The Maxi Tank Dress tutorial from Leana at the blog A Small Snippet is a very simple maxi dress to make. The Maxi Tank Dress is made using a store bought tank top for the top of the dress and knit fabric to create the skirt of the dress. This is an easy dress to make but the thing that seems to be hanging tutorial users up is the use of elastic thread to create the skirt. Using elastic thread is different from using normal thread and seems to be more difficult to use with different machines. I like that the tutorial features step-by-step instructions with pictures to accompany each step of the process. You can find the Maxi Tank Dress tutorial by visiting A Small Snippet.
Strapless Maxi Dress Tutorial
This Strapless Maxi Dress from Dances With Fabric is my ideal idea of the perfect summer maxi dress, light, airy, flirty, and classy all at the same time. The Strapless Maxi Dress is a quick sew and is a simple project for a beginner. The tutorial features great step-by-step instructions and images that make it easy to follow. You can find the tutorial for this easy Strapless Maxi Dress by visiting the website Dances With Fabric.
Easiest DIY Maxi Dress Ever
My closet is full of several maxi dresses in the style of the Easiest DIY Maxi Dress Ever from Cantion Designs. While the tutorial for the dress explains how to make the maxi dress it is not a thorough tutorial like several of the maxi dress tutorials that can be found online, in fact she even refers to it as a “fake-torial” herself. The tutorial features drawings that show how to cut your fabric, and assemble your dress once you have it cut out. The dress in the tutorial was made using drapery fabric but the tutorial could be used to make a maxi dress from a different fabric. You can find the Easiest DIY Maxi Dress Ever tutorial by visiting the website Cantion Designs.
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