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Free Maxi Dress Patterns - Over 75 designs!
So, what exactly defines a “maxi” dress? Well, it's generally considered to be a
more casual, floor-length dress (as opposed to a formal gown), with a semi-fitted
top and a loose, flowing, floor-length skirt (however, some maxi dresses have a
more slender, fitted design).

And what's great about a maxi dress is that it can make you look more dressed up
while allowing you to still feel comfortable. And it's often a favorite choice for
summer attire (it can make a great summer lounge dress), its loose-fitting style
helping to keep you cool and comfortable in hot weather. And depending on the
design, it can make a great maternity dress that can usually still be worn even after
the baby arrives.

Make your maxi dress more sporty and casual by choosing one of the tank or short-
sleeve designs and sewing your dress from a knit or woven cotton fabric. Or create
a dressier maxi dress by choosing one of the more “flowy” designs, perhaps one
with a ruffled bottom, and sewing it from a more delicate fabric. And making a maxi
dress can be a great opportunity to experiment with a large, bold print because the
long skirt portion of the dress can really showcase a larger print well.

And one of the great things about making your own maxi dress (as opposed to
purchasing a ready-made dress off-the-rack) is that you can easily adjust the hem
to the perfect length for you. Hem your dress so that it just brushes the top of
your toes (or shorter), because a longer hem may cause you to trip over the dress.
Sew your own maxi dress with this collection of over seventy-five free maxi dress
patterns and tutorials (many of which are simple and easy to make) gathered from
all over the web!
Summer Lounge
Dress
Scattered Thoughts...
Maxi Dress
Craftsy
Easiest DIY Maxi
Dress
Cation Designs
It's a Cinch Maxi
Alida Makes
Modern Prairie Dress
Pretty Prudent
DIY Wrap Dress
Cotton & Curls
Vintage Style Maxi
Dress
iCandy Handmade
3 Seam Kaftan Dress
Simple Simon