DIY Smocked Maxi Dress Tutorial

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It feels so good to FINALLY be behind the sewing machine again. Although I’m far from being done with my sewing room, I was able to at least put my sewing machine and serger on a table to do some work. Trust me, it was rigged up and I was sewing while standing. ? Nonetheless, I got the job done and was able to make this beauty. I call her, Pineapple ?.

I passed this fabric so many times will perusing through Joann Fabrics. Each time, I’d make a mental note to come back and pick up a yard are so. Well, I finally picked it up last Friday with the intent of making a smocked maxi dress. I already own one that I typically use as a coverall at the pool or beach, but this fabric spoke to me and I had to have it.

Despite their funny name, smocked maxi dresses are extremely comfortable and convenient. Not only do I use it as a coverall, but they’re also great for wearing around the house or as quick outfit to wear out. It’s just a matter of pulling it on. No zipper, not buttons, no hassle! Now, that’s the kind of fashion that I like. ?

I decided to record this super simple DIY maxi dress for anyone out there looking for a simple place to start or just for an easy project. This is literally just sewing a straight stitch, which anyone can do. So, check out the video and pictures below. Enjoy!


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