+ DIY maxi wrap dress

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Simple wrap dress today! Flattering and comfy. Pair it with a fun jacket and you’re set. Next time, I will make a peasant version!

Supplies:
2+ yards of knit (be careful of it being cliny knit) or polyester like fabric – flowy and medium, heavy, or med/heavy weight. If you want to do long sleeves, then I would buy at least 2.5 yards.

Instructions:
8. LINK here.
10. Add a ribbon to the extra fabric from the seam allowance, where the inside wrap corner will hit, and add a piece of ribbon to the other corner of the inside wrap.

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Comments

  1. Christina Thomas says:

    What a awesome idea! I am definitely going to try this.

  2. So elegant and gorgeous dress

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  3. beautiful dress! wheres your leather jacket from?

  4. Gorgeous maxi!
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  5. Isabella Kilenstam says:

    Wow I have to try this! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Roxanne says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love that color on you! Looks so comfy and fun. Perfect for the first day of Spring!

  7. Wonderful! You are such a great source of inspiration :)

  8. Hi! Gorgeous dress! What would be the measurements for a size 18 or XL and the length of the dress for someone who is 6’01″? I have made a few of your patterns up and noticed your one size does not fit all and your dress length falls much shorter on me than it does for you. It would be nice to have a dress or two like the ones that you have given patterns for that actually fit plus go to my feet like one you have here. Most of your dresses fall midcalf for I am so tall. Thanks!

    • Well wow! I’m almost a foot shorter than you and boy do I envy you! I wish I was a tall! Well, I’m so sorry about that, I only have my body for tutorials unfortunately. I do try to put measurements in my tutorials that make it so it fits your body, but not always. Almost 100% of my tutorials are based off of my own clothing that I already wear and fit me perfectly. If you base a lot of my tutorials (because that is almost always what I do myself) off of your own clothing you will be able to achieve the same clothing item I do. For example, I made this dress by taking an old wrap dress, laying it down on knit fabric and tracing/cutting it out. Always adding a few inches of extra in case I mess up which I almost always do. Or, if you don’t have a maxi dress or wrap, take outa maxi skirt and a knit top, lay them next to each other aligning the waist of the top and the bottom together and trace that! Almost like you are making a make shift maxi dress. Cut out 3 of those, then cut out the tops of 2 of the to match a wrap dress. I hope that makes sense! Good luck!

  9. This is genius!! Thank you for this post and all of your other amazing posts. Your blog alone is responsible for waking up a passion for sewing in me! Keep up the creative, beautiful tutorials.

  10. This is absolutely stunning!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  11. Rebecca Pelletier says:

    You inspire me. Always great ideas. Can’t wait to see the peasant version.

  12. Beautiful beautiful dress, the color is wonderful.

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  13. your dress is so lovely! you’ve made me miss sewing and my sewing machine so much! x

  14. nice idea! and I looove the leather jacket… hi from Switzerland :-) Raphaela

    http://www.schweizer-fashionmama.blogspot.ch

  15. Helena A. says:

    Hi! Awesome! I am so going to do this! Looks so comfy! This is the 4th day of Spring in Portugal and It’s raining! And there are 16ºC… So it’s a bit chilly for this dress… :)
    Love the blue you chose!
    Kisses from Portugal!

  16. Can’t wait to try this for myself. I’m envisioning black and white striped knit fabric :)

    xo, Anne of Rays of Rossi

  17. Very nice, looks good.

    Hannah.
    http://surfjewels.tumblr.com/

  18. Stunning!

  19. verry sexy

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  22. I made my way here via Project Sewn and I have to say how disappointed I am that you’re not in the lead! Your floral maxi is absolutely stunning and the fact that you draped the dress yourself just makes it all the more impressive. Beautiful, beautiful dress!

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  1. […] Liz from Cotton & Curls shows how you can make this awesome maxi wrap dress.  It fits snug through the bodice and hip, but has a looser fit through the long straight skirt.  You’ll need a knit dress that fits you well to use as a guide for cutting the pieces.  Go to Cotton & Curls for the tutorial. […]

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