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The 1 Hour DIY Maxi Dress

The 1 Hour DIY Maxi Dress

Sew Sisters

Today’s post is special for my new sewists!  If you’ve been struggling to get your start with learning how to read sewing patterns or you may get frustrated with all of the steps in preparation… maybe it’s time to try something a bit easier!

This has to be the easiest dress I’ve ever made.

This DIY maxi dress is something I made this time last year and at the time, I felt like it was just too simple to add to the blog.

Not that all sewing projects have to take hours to prep and construct… and let’s face it, not all DIY projects are extravagant with massive amounts of details.

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What you’ll need:

  • A tank top or a dress from your closet
  • 2 yards of stretchy/knit fabric
  • matching thread
  • scissors
  • pins
  • about 30 min – 1 hr of your time

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Sometimes ya just need something you can throw together and not have to put too much effort into.  This project is perfect for beginners and it helps get your confidence in tackling the basic maxi dress.



  1. Michelene
    June 22, 2016 / 2:01 PM

    Super cute fabric! Great job on the maxi!!

    • afashionaddict
      June 22, 2016 / 7:56 PM

      Thanks so much, Michelene! Everyone needs a good maxi 🙂

  2. June 22, 2016 / 7:09 PM

    Am I overlooking the instructions?

    • afashionaddict
      June 22, 2016 / 7:59 PM

      Hi Ebony!
      No… {confession} I was going to do a tutorial but ended up getting stage fright! It’s super easy though, I will post a video by the end of the week!

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