I love wearing maxi dresses in the spring and summer — nothing feels more free and ready for vacation than a long flowing dress. Whether you are at the beach, poolside, lounging in the garden or strolling the neighborhood farmer’s market, a maxi dress is perfect for every spring and summer situation.
Pick one of these adorable maxi dress sewing kits for the perfect project to kickstart your wardrobe!
Sewaholic Saltspring Maxi Dress Kit
Putting together a stylish outfit for summer is as simple as slipping on this dress and pairing it with your favorite accessories. The viscose fabric keeps the dress light and airy, and the sleeveless design keeps you cool in warmer temps.
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Mission Maxi Dress
For some fun options on your maxi dress, the Mission Maxi Dress pattern by Jamie Christina comes with the option of a racer back, tank shoulders or halter neck, as well as an optional godet panel in the back for dramatic flair. This single pattern would give you a closet full of unique dresses just ready for spring and summer lounging.Get the pattern »
Butterick 6051 Tie-Dye Maxi Dress Kit
Loose, flowing and totally tie-dye, this will soon become your go-to dress for backyard barbecues, trips to the pool and every other summery occasion. The length, sleeveless top and scoop neck make this maxi dress perfect for day or night — and its drape is great for every body type.
Photo via Bluprint member kata
I have actually had the pleasure of sewing this dress up in the other view, which comes with long sleeves and a knee-length, and I am excited to give the maxi dress version a try for my summertime wardrobe. Designed by Kate and Rose Patterns, the Giselle Dress is designed for woven fabrics, and features a waist-cinching belt in the back, and a figure flattering panel in the front. I absolutely love mine and recommend it to you too!
Scene in Stripes Knit Maxi
How about a little peek-a-boo surprise in the back of your maxi dress? This design by Simplicity is super fun because it has a simple elegant design, with a twist of fabric under the bust, and then in the back the twist is mirrored at the top of the dress, followed by a large cut out in the middle back. The opening is high enough to hide a bra, yet it’s a fun approach to a classic design.
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Out and About Dress
Want a maxi dress that’s as cute and comfy as a t-shirt? The Out and About Dress by Sew Caroline is the perfect fit! The upper part of the dress is as classic as a t-shirt, then it’s attached to a knee-length or maxi dress for maximum comfort and ease. Seriously, could there be anything more perfect for a summer concert or road trip? I think not!
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