Make an easy-to-sew maxi dress {sort-of tutorial}

maxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Hi my lovely readers!

Here is the promised tutorial for those of you who are interested in how I made my maxi dress. Warning! This post got way too long. I recommend reading through first, before starting to cut your fabric 🙂

As I mentioned in my last post, I always wanted to make a maxi dress. I’m not a big big fan of the slightly shapeless jersey versions you see everywhere, although I bet these are super comfy. I wanted to make something easy, yet a bit elegant and thought of something like this:

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maxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Refashion It! The Summer Dress

Beach Dress tutorial and pattern by thisblogisnotforyou.comsummer dress refasion by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Hello my lovely readers!

After using this dress for making a fun and super easy Beach Dress pattern I finally got down to doing what I was supposed to do: taking off the sleeves. My mum gave it to me to alter the sleeves and make them less flutter-sleeve-like.

Since it was a rather quick and easy refashion I thought I’d share it with you.

summer dress refasion by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Make it! Beach Dress tutorial + pattern

Beach Dress tutorial and pattern by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Hello fellow sewing enthusiasts!

My lovely mum recently sent me a dress to make alterations and I decided to make a pattern from it first before cutting it apart. It’s a super easy and super quick sew and I thought I’d share it with you. Beach Dress tutorial and pattern by thisblogisnotforyou.com

This is the dress I will refashion (taking off the sleeves). The blue one is the version I made yesterday.

In this post I’ll share the pattern and instructions on how to sew everything together. It’s one size fits all!

Beach Dress tutorial and pattern by thisblogisnotforyou.com

All you need

A draped butterfly shirt and a lot of handsewing {sort of tutorial}

draped butterfly shirt by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Hope you all have a great weekend! Mine was full of sewing so far, but now I finally have to get started with finishing my last essay EVER! (Sounds more fun than it actually is)

Anyway, I took a couple of days off of uni work to finally start working on all the ideas that came to my mind over the last couple of months and I was pretty busy sewing, painting and crafting (as you probably can tell by the increased frequency of blog posts lately 😛 )

Sewing with chiffons – Baby seams

baby seams tutorial by thisblogisnotforyou.comHi everyone! It’s incredibly warm here in London at the moment, one of the reasons why I haven’t been sewing a lot lately.But the fridge loaded with ice cream and cool drinks, I finally got around to editing the pictures for the baby seams tut! So here it is!

Baby seams, a specific seam finish, are particularly helpful when sewing with very lightweight and sheer fabrics, like chiffon. Bill Travilla, designer for many Hollywood actresses, used this technique for Marilyn Monroe famous white halter bodice dress from The Seven Year Itch.