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Vintage Sheet to Maxi Dress

Show up to your next event in a trendy maxi dress. Make the Vintage Sheet to Maxi dress using one of the cutest free dress patterns you will ever find. You can achieve both the vintage and the modern look in one dress this season! By using vintage fabric, you will be able to create a vintage sewing modern that looks straight out of the 60s or 70s when you use vintage fabric. Skip the expensive vintage fabric stores and just use an old sheet! This DIY maxi dress is one of a kind and you should make one today.

Vintage Sheet to Maxi Dress
Vintage Sheet to Maxi Dress
This image courtesy of Running With Scissors

Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: Weekend project

Sewn by: Machine

Intermediate

Find more projects by this designer here and find more maxi dresses like this here: 29 Long Dresses for Summer, Women's Maxi Dresses, and Skirts
 

History of Long Dresses for Summer

Long dresses for summer also known as max dresses have been popular for at least the last decade, but do you know when these dresses came into vogue? The fashion industry saw the first sign of the maxi dress around 1968 and designers like Oscar de La Renta and Dior caught on quickly. The popular film Doctor Zhivago sported maxi dresses and helped push the style into the forefront. It wasn't long until London began going crazy for the maxi dress trend. Unlike today, maxi dresses were lacey and a little shorter than ankle length back when they first appeared.

Currently, we equate maxi dresses with long dresses for summer that won't show off too much skin, but are still chic. They can be made out of jersey or chiffon for a more classy look. Whatever your summer style, maxi dresses are definitely a staple.

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Clever idea to make a modern style with a vintage fabric, and a sheet, yet. The classic styling with the v-neck bodice invites a statement necklace to complement the vintage look. The styling will enhance most any figure with the beltline emphasizing the waist. This pattern could be adapted well to a shorter length for a day dress for work, and a casual cardigan could be added for cool spring evenings. Easily constructed style to add to your wardrobe.

Along with your idea, I think a jacket would be cute to go with the dress. The jacket could be made out of the rest of the sheet.

I also thought it was a free pattern given the name of the site it is on...oh well...:(

I bought the pattern it is well worth it! I am 5' 10, 200 lbs and I look and feel beautiful in it. I used a light pink and darker wine oleander motif flower pattern sheet, super soft like butter. I love it and it is like the 4th thing I have ever sewn! Very forgiving pattern. Thank you so much for the inspiration and fun in making it.

The pattern is there in the link to her quick tutorial.

I think if your really had some vintage linens with lace this could be something nice. But this really looks like a sheet and not particularly vintage. The tutorial is free and if you sew you won't have a problem making this up but if you don't you will probably want the pdf pattern which apparently has a charge/

The link leads to a page where she comments on the dress but there is no pattern... except a PDF file that costs $6.00. So much for a FREE pattern

could this be made with jersey?

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