How to Make a Maxi Dress



Instructor: Brett Bara
Brett Bara

Learn how to make a maxi dress by following the measuring instructions to match your figure perfectly without a pattern. This dress is easy to make by simply sewing in a straight line. Also, expert Brett Bara will teach you all about shirring to make construction even easier.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Sew a French seam and discover why it’s the best choice for this project
  • Use the shirring technique to create a fitted bodice
  • Accurately measure and cut your fabric to fit your body type

Create an entire dress in an afternoon! You can transform a plain rectangle of fabric into a fitted, flattering garment.

Materials: A free instructional download will be available after purchase.

An example of one of the dresses made from this class is shown below. Click the photo to see an enlarged view.

Tutorial on how to make a maxi dress easily.

Episode 301, Sew it All: “A Shirr Thing”


Length : 27:53

Category: Brett Bara, Ellen March, Featured, French Seam, Garment Sewing, New Classes, New Sewing Classes, Series 300, Sew It All, Sewing Classes, Shirr, and Techniques.

Tags: A Shirr Thing, accurately measure and cut fabric, accurately measure and cut your fabric to fit your body type, Brett Bara, Create a Maxi Dress by Sewing a Straight Line, Ellen March, fitted bodice, French seam, maxi dress, Online Classes, Online Sewing Classes, Sew It All Series 300, Sew It All tv, sewing, sewing classes, sewing in a straight line, sewing on tv, shirr, Shirring, shirring technique, and Webinar.

One Comment

  1. Thank you for these instructions. Very nice! I can see my college-age daughter in one of these maxis. Question: I’ve never done shirring–is it as easy to do if you cannot use elastic thread in your bobbin? I think I tried it once, and it was a mess. Thank you. Marilyn

    Marilyn Krzus, 7 months ago Reply

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