Learn how to make a maxi dress with a free maxi dress pattern. I have gathered a list of free dress patterns to help you sew your next dress.
I have gathered a whole long list of free maxi dress patterns and tutorials to help you find your favorite. You could always use a short dress tutorial and just lengthen it.
There are so many possibilities! What are your favorite free dress patterns?
When maxi dresses first became popular several years ago after a long absence in fashion, I thought it would be a short lived trend. Luckily, it’s still going strong!
Maxi dress are easy to wear because it’s just one item, they are comfortable (secret pajamas!), and you can protect your legs from the sun.
In this list of easy dress patterns and tutorials you will find some are for knit fabric and some are for woven fabric. Some are maternity maxi dresses and some are easy refashions to make a a maxi dress.
Some of these maxi dresses are sundresses and meant to be worn in the summer. Some of these dresses have sleeves and can be worn when it’s cold.
Some of these maxi dresses are for free printable PDF sewing patterns and some of these maxi dresses are just maxi dress tutorials. They are all versatile and can be used in different ways.
What fabric is best to use for a dress?
For a summer knit dress the best fabric to use is cotton spandex jersey, cotton modal jersey, or bamboo rayon spandex jersey. For a winter knit dress the best fabric is either a sweater knit or French terry.
For a summer woven dress the best fabric is rayon challis or cotton lawn. For a winter woven dress the best fabric is flannel or wool.
What is a PDF sewing pattern?
A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.
I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!
How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?
Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.
Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again.
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