August 25, 2018
I hope you all are having a great weekend!
I’ve been really motivated to sew lately, and I’m all set with new patterns, fabrics, and ideas, now to sit down and make it all!
I’ve talked about this DIY maxi dress for a while, and I finally got around to making it last week. Let me tell you, this was seriously one of the easiest and most wearable DIYs I’ve ever done! I originally wanted to make it in black, but after I found this dress I thought I would go with another fun color. I like the olive green, but I don’t have any of those hues in my wardrobe at the moment so I’m still testing the waters. I decided to go with a cheap polyester with a sateen look since I’m still relatively a beginner to sewing (and my local Joann fabric doesn’t carry silk, unfortunately). All in all, I was really pleased with the ease of construction for this dress and now I have to find an occasion to wear it! In Geneva’s post she left the dress flowy, sans sash, but I knew it would look off on me if I didn’t have something to cinch the waist in. I made the sash out of additional fabric, but you can use a belt or rope if you don’t want to make one. Geneva also poses this dress as a backless maxi dress, but I didn’t want my dress to have a backless look, so I simply made my straps shorter.
If you’re new to sewing and are looking to perfect the basics, I highly recommend this DIY. There is very little cutting involved, and with the help of fusing tape the sewing is pretty minimal, too.
Thanks for stopping by!