Summer’s here! Use this free Boho Maxi Dress Pattern and tutorial to make your daughter a maxi dress she will love.
My little missy has been requesting a maxi dress for a while. Of course, she doesn’t call it a maxi dress, she just says she wants a dress “down to here” and points to her ankles.
I came across this gorgeous tie-dyed paisley cotton fabric a few weeks ago at Hancock Fabrics and knew it would make a perfect summer maxi dress. (So perfect, that I am thinking about picking up a few more yards and making myself one, lol.)
The design of this dress is very simple and I was able to make it in just a few hours. I had originally intended to do a three tiered skirt, but I’m glad I went with only 2 tiers. (It saved a lot of time and fabric and gives the dress a summery casual look.)
How cute are these little sunglasses!!!
I finished the dress right before she got home from school and immediately had her try it on. I took her to see how she looked in my full-length mirror. Oh my, what a reaction! She was in love and immediately started blowing kisses to herself in the mirror.
The first thing she asked, was if she could take the dress to Port Aransas this weekend (she is visiting with Nana, Papa and her cousins…) Then she asked it she could wear it to the beach, I told her I didn’t think it was a very good dress for the beach, it was so long, she would get it wet and sandy. She asked, what if she took it off when she got there and folded it up nicely? I said that would be ok… (I’m not too worried though, I doubt Nana will let her wear the dress down to the beach… ha ha.)
Ready to make this dress? Head over to page 2 for the pattern and sewing instructions!