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Maxi dress out of an old sheet
I made this dress out of an old sheet that I liked. I had made dresses like this for my daughters dolls and wanted one for myself.
The most time was drawing the lines on to follow and sewing the elastic along them.

Posted by Bobbie L. from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom • Published See Bobbie L.'s 10 projects »
  • How to sew a maxi dress. Elastic Maxi Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    The width is approximate as I made mine bigger and cut off the excess fabric after sewing.
    Sorry, mistake, its 2 times round body not 3, I think.

  • How to sew a maxi dress. Elastic Maxi Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw lines from armpit to waist ON THE RIGHT SIDE of fabric how far apart you want.
    I drew them 1 1/2cm apart.

  • Step 3

    Load your BOBBIN with the shirring elastic. Some saw do this by hand but I used the wind bobbin part of machine, just make sure it is a loose tension.
    Load the sewing thread up and set for straight stitch.
    Sew along all the lines fabric right side up. Include a hem at the top still using elastic

  • Step 4

    Change the bobbin elastic for thread and zigzag/overlock (I zigzagged!)the seam at the back making sure you have all the elastic caught in the seam.
    I left a split near the bottom about the length of my knee to ankle.
    Sew the hem at bottom and put on to show off!



Scarlet-Begonias · Everett, Washington, US · 15 projects
I made a version of this, I will post it when I get pics! xD
Scarlet Begonias
Scarlet Begonias
Wonderful! Thanks for the tut!! <3
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
When I get back to sewing I want to try this.
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 377 projects
Great idea!

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