I saw this really simple tutorial for a 30 minute maxi dress @ The Winthrop Chronicles. It looked super simple and I knew I wanted to create at least one.
Every summer we stay about a week at a cabin on an island. My parents are members of the club so we get one of the four cabins every summer. We always hope for the best weather. But even if it is sunny it does get cold in the evenings. I have wanted to bring something semi-warm that I can easy dress in when I get cold, as well as something I knew I would not mind if got ruined. I wanted to use the 30 minute maxi dress as a guide for my fleece dress.
Please excuse the bad photos – its something a created a couple of years ago.
I started with a fabric, 100×150 cm. I folded over one side so my final piece would be 100×75 cm.
I then sewed around these three sides
Then a cut two holes for my arms. About 15 cm.
And 10 cm for the neck.
I tried it on and it looked awful. It was so bulky and the fabric would not lie nicely. So for everyone out there, only use the 30 minute maxi dress with a light weight fabric.I however could not be stopped. I found a fitted t-shirt and just traced round the edges on the side and sewed in, and cut of the extra fabric. I also cut more out of the front of the neckline. It ended up looking like this:
I do like most of the dress. It does however look very bulky in the shoulders, but I have no idea how I will be able to fix it. I tried pinning it in different ways but it did not look good. I have therefore just decided to keep it this way until further notice.
Do you know of any tutorial for a fleece dress?? I would love to try to make another one! I love using this dress when it gets a bit chilly.
Alicia @ Felt With Love Designs says
I’ve never seen a tutorial for a fleece dress but I will send it your way if I come across one. I think it turned out pretty good, judging from your first photo.
Thanks. I think this is why – super hard to make with so thick fabric. Thank you – but it was quite bulky in the arm area. Might have to try it with a dress pattern or something next time 🙂
It seems really simple to make, bravo!
I have a few patterns (no fleece though) and sewing projects on my blog if you want to check them and maybe try sewing them?
Hi, I loved the idea of a fleece dress (there aren’t a lot of them out there in the diy world), and think yours turned out really well. I wonder if it would be less bulky near the armpits if you added some bust darts? I’m not an expert by any means though! Loved your other diys!