How to sew a boho maxi dress
Here is my first tutorial for the year. Hope you guys find it useful!
Difficulty level: easy as breathing. Seriously. This is like a simple garter skirt. On steroids.
Panel A – measure from armpit to an inch below the knee + 3 inches*
Panel B – measure from an inch below the knee to your ankle (or longer if you so desire)
Elastic – chest measurement (right around the armpit) minus .10 of said chest measurement
Panel A = top longer piece / Panel B = bottom piece
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Take your two B panels and sew along the top. Adjust your machine’s stitch length. You will want the stitches to be lose for this part. Do not backstitch when you finish.
Attach the elastic to the top part of your dress. Follow the instructions for attaching the elastic here.
Note: Instead of having the elastic close to the top (the part of my dress nearest the tape measure), though, you will want to have an allowance. You will sew two lines along your elastic casing. Make sure that your elastic will fit the distance between your two stitch lines.
And yes, that’s basically it. You’re done!
At this point, you have a choice to make your own “scarf belt” using some fabrics that will beautifully clash (or match) the fabrics you used. Of course, you can also use your own store-bought scarves or belts.
*this allowance is for the “folded over the belt” look, as demonstrated on the runway. The allowance can be 2 inches or none; it’s entirely up to you.