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Asymmetrical maxi dress w/ a draped arm opening and off-the-shoulder sleeve.
Can you sew a straight line and fold fabric into a rectangle? If so, you can sew your own maxi dress!

This asymmetrical maxi dress features a draped arm opening and off-the-shoulder sleeve.

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  • How to make a one shoulder dress. Asymmetrical Maxi Dress Easy Diy Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Arrange your fabric so that it's folded in half the long way (like a book) with the wrong side of the fabric facing out. Pin the top open corner together to keep your position in place.

  • How to make a one shoulder dress. Asymmetrical Maxi Dress Easy Diy Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Slip your fabric on (or put it on a dress form). On the folded side, approximately 10" from the edge, pinch both edges of the fabric and pin. This is your arm hole (step A in the first tutorial photo) - make sure this comfortable - not too tight and not too drapey.

  • How to make a one shoulder dress. Asymmetrical Maxi Dress Easy Diy Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    On the opposite side, just past the shoulder, pin the top all the way until the edge. Mine turned out to be approximately 8" from the edge. This is Step B from the 1st tutorial picture.

  • How to make a one shoulder dress. Asymmetrical Maxi Dress Easy Diy Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Leave about 14" open for the "sleeve". Pin right after 14".

  • How to make a one shoulder dress. Asymmetrical Maxi Dress Easy Diy Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    You will sew right down the side all the way to the bottom. This is Step C from the 1st tutorial photo.

  • Step 6

    Take your dress off and sew in all your pinned areas. Then hem your dress. Make sure it's not too long or too short. This is Step D from the 1st tutorial photo.

  • How to make a one shoulder dress. Asymmetrical Maxi Dress Easy Diy Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    (Optional) Add some braided trim to the open shoulder. I used red grosgrain ribbon, braided it and sewed it in place. This is Step E in the 1st tutorial photo.

  • How to make a one shoulder dress. Asymmetrical Maxi Dress Easy Diy Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Another angle showing the optional braid detail

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Sew Petite Gal
Sew Petite Gal · 14 projects
brandYlee - Thanks so much! Happy
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brandYlee
brandYlee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 9 projects
i love it! <3 asymmetric looks great on anyone!
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