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Your DIY Maxi Dress and Skirt: 34 Free Clothing Projects for Every Season

By: Annie Rosean, Editor of AllFreeSewing

They are the latest and greatest piece of revitalized clothing; maxi dresses and classic skirts have come back full swing in the fashion world, and they haven’t been unnoticed by sewists. Their practicality, coverage, and style are easy to mimic in this fabulous collection, Your DIY Maxi Dress and Skirt: 34 Free Clothing Projects for Every Season. Whether you need a free dress pattern for a full wardrobe makeover or you need an easy skirt pattern to complement that cute new blouse, this roundup of free clothing projects has you covered. Don’t wait to sew your own, custom-fit DIY maxi dress or skirt that will elegantly transition to any season’s wardrobe.

Your DIY Maxi Dress and Skirt: 27 Free Clothing Projects for Every Season

Your DIY Maxi Dress and Skirt: 34 Free Clothing Projects for Every Season
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Fashionable and Free Skirt Patterns

Marilyn Pencil SkirtFree skirt patterns are a favorite in the sewing world. Because of their practicality, easiness to make, and overall cuteness, these types of projects are a hit. If you browse through our list of classic skirts, you’ll see that these pieces are no exception to the typical sewer’s project of choice. Whether it’s tweed or a stretch-knit, each easy skirt pattern in here can be worn on single-digit days or when the sun is beating full force. If you plan on making these free clothing projects during the fall or winter, include a cardigan or pair of wool tights when you debut your new skirt. If you save your free skirt patterns for the dog days of summer, simply pair your piece with a breezy top and go bare-legged. Any season goes with these free skirt patterns.

  1. DIY Denim Skirt
  2. DIY Maxi Skirt
  3. Fall Maxi Skirt
  4. Old Dress Into a Maxi Skirt
  5. Ageless DIY Maxi Skirt
  6. Pants Turned Maxi Skirt
  7. Marilyn Pencil Skirt
  8. Business On Bottom Straight Skirt
  9. Ginger's Ruffled Skirt
  10. Long Patterned Peasant Skirt
  11. Sharp Pencil Skirt
  12. Elizabeth Taylor's Favorite Lace Skirt
  13. Anthropologie Maxi Skirt
  14. Extra-Long DIY Maxi Skirt
  15. Ageless DIY Maxi Skirt

DIY Maxi Dresses

Effortless Caftan DressThese are the kinds of free clothing projects that will give you the most bang for your buck. It’s precisely because these DIY maxi dresses transition into any season that they save you some dough. You won’t have to purchase new clothing for fall, winter, spring, or summer if you set your sewing machine to work on a DIY maxi dress tutorial. Browse through each of these instructions on sewing a dress and either follow it exactly or get inspired to make your own.

  1. Vintage Sheet to Maxi Dress
  2. Impossibly Easy Maxi Dress
  3. Nursing Maternity Maxi Dress
  4. Strapless Maxi Dress
  5. Stripe Play Maxi Dress
  6. Lady's Shirred Maxi Dress
  7. Simple Maxi Dress
  8. Maternity Maxi Dress
  9. The SoHo Maxi Dress
  10. Tiered Gown
  11. Effortless Caftan Dress
  12. Fit for Pemberley Dress
  13. Woman's Knit Shirt Into Dress
  14. Poppy Fields Fall Maxi Dress
  15. Chiffon Maxi Dress
  16. Trendy Mama Maxi Dress Pattern
  17. Draped Maxi Dress
  18. Goddess DIY Maxi Dress
  19. Shirred Summer Maxi Dress

Coral Dress

If you are looking for more free skirt patterns, check out our collection of 26 Long Dresses for Summer + Women's Maxi Dresses and Skirts and keep on sewing!






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do you have any patterns for us plumper girls? Maybe an empire waist?

Dresses - one stop dressing

I love skirts!

so pretty

I guess I should start wearing skirts.

Love maxi skirts

I plan to make this. Perfect for work and just out and about.

I love long skirts! I can't wait to make some of these.

I like the Long Patterned Peasant Skirt, Ageless DIY Maxi Skirt and the Fit for Pemberley Dress patterns.

Can't wait to sew on these!!

Love these ideas!

Today's skirt was really cute. I could see it in other colors as well.

I will try to make some of these patterns. Have been looking for something like this! Love the long patterned peasant skirt.

What a beautiful skirt! I can't wait to make this!

I son't wear dresses or skirts very often, but there are some cute ones here.

Wow. I love the lacy one!

Makes me wish I still wore dresses and skirts!

I love this project!!! love the lace skirt...more like this please.

These should keep me out of trouble!

Looks comfy.

i love DIY projects especially from recycled old clothes.. it's always a challenge from me doing such projects sewing or crafting.. transforming new designs into a new one like flapper dress is exciting to do.. more power to ALLfreeSewing and take care BERNINA!!! [whenever u go]

Some really cute ideas here....

Love the skirts!

love the site & the maxi dress is definitely on my list

I haven't made this yet but I sure do like it!

I just love a Maxi Dress!!

Booking marking the patterns for future the skirts!

Some cute ideas!!

definitely doing this one

Great patterns!

THAT is going on my list!

Oh, that is SO cute!

I love the skirt. I haven't gotten the chance to make one yet. It's on my to do list.

Very fashionable!

Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Perked my wardrobe right up

Nice skirt and maxi dress. I would like to make them both only a shorter version of the maxi as I am short.

I am so eager to start doing these types of projects.

Made a few different patterns and love them. thanks for posting them

love the look


Looks like I am going to have to make some of these. My girls love them. I guess I should say we are going to have to make some of them.

Lovely patterns. Look forward to try some of them.

The dress code at my daughter's school requires skirts or dresses. Can't wait to sew one of these lovely skirts.

very nice

Nice patterns. Thanks

Love easy skirts! Thanks.

Love easy skirts! Thanks!

The flapper dress is my favorite. If I had enough time, it'd be my costume for this year!

These are really cute patterns. I like the variety.

dont normally wear dresses or skirts, at least not since I gained so much weight. But I have ALWAYS been drawn to skirts as to dresses.

My daughter would love me to make any of these for her! What a great selection!

I like the fall maxi skirt! Thanks for the giveaway!

Maxi skirts always look so comfortable, I think I need to make one. These patterns look good.

Something to suit every tast in this collection.

I've been looking for a maxi skirt pattern, but none of these is quite what I want

I've been looking for a maxi skirt pattern, but none of these is quite what I want


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