As promised via twitter, here is my first post to help get you ready for Memorial Day weekend… an incredibly simple maxi dress! I have had this pattern (McCall’s M6558) forever and completely forgot about it. I stumbled across it while looking for a different one and immediately wanted to try it. I live in maxi dressed in the summer time and I’m always looking for great patterns to make my own (I collect fabrics all winter long just waiting for warm weather to hit!). This fabric is a silk blend that I got from our red tag fabrics at Joann’s for 2$ a yard. I honestly didn’t think this fabric would work for this dress (the pattern called for knit, broadcloth and gauze fabrics) but I’m so glad I tried it because it worked wonderfully! When I tell you that this dress took less than an hour to make, I’m not exaggerating! There are only 3 pattern pieces to cut (4 to sew) and aside from making the casing for the 2 elastic bands, it could not be easier! Since it’s such an easy pattern, it would be perfect to make for this weekend. Lightweight and flowing, it’s a great way to look stylish while beating the heat!! Click here to see more pictures!
May 23, 2012 By makingitwithdanielle in Crafts, Maxi Dress Tutorials, Sewing & Patterns Tags: belted maxi dress, DIY maxi dress, easy diy maxi dress, easy maxi dress, elastic bands, great maxi dress pattern, maxi dress, mccalls m6558, mccalls m6558 review, mccalls maxi dress, memorial day dress, memorial day weekend, red tag apparel fabric, silk blend