Beach Maxi dress

Beach Maxi dress

A simply pretty maxi dress made by light cotton fabric. Oceanic color stripes, a tiny halter strap, and shirred chest. Just a flowing glowing maxi dress for beach days.

maxi dress

Materials: ( I used )
Print cotton canvas fabric
Sewing machine
Measuring tape & ruler
Elastic thread
Elastic sewing band ( 0.5 to 1 inch )
Sewing thread & needle
Button & pin ( optional )
Tailor’s chalk

Note: This Beach Maxi Dress pattern is done by 2 identical front and back pieces, pattern for all-size, just take your measurements and draft.

Dress length is your own choice. For a flowy maxi dress, choose light fabric, such as: cotton, spandex, silk…

Diagram: fold your fabric, remember to leave seam allowance. ( for both front and back pieces )

maxi dress

Sewing order:

From the wrong side:

Sew body lines.

Cut elastic band fits your natural upper chest size + 3 cm for sewing the ends. Attach elastic band around upper chest line. Here’s a neat tutorial for your reference: How to sew elastic band

Shirr elastic threads around chest part ( I made 6 lines ). Check out this step to step tutorial: Shirring Tips for beginners

elastic thread

Cut and sew a halter spaghetti strap. Attach to the middle of the front.

Sew hemline.

Add a little decor pin/button as you wish.

shirred maxi dress

Happy sewing 🙂

Written pattern and photos copyright Maz Kwok 2016. Please do not repost, republish or sell the content or photos as your own. You can sell the items you made from this pattern as long as you use your own pictures and give back proper credit. Please do share this pattern with others by link.  For more info, visit my Copyright page.

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