Dresses and skirts can be pricey wardrobe staples, especially if they are well made from quality material.
However, with some sewing skill and for the price of a bed sheet, maxi dresses and skirts are just a few stitches away. The following patterns are good examples of how to turn an ordinary sheet into a new wearable style, and some were made for only around $2.00. Investing in a wrinkle free sheet may cost more, but it will make the outcome require less fuss.
The style below is really rocking the sheet look, but the waist shown on the dress is a great detail. The pattern makes a full skirt and then gets sewn to the top portion. Around the neckline, bias tape that is made from fabric scraps pulls it together. It also includes cutouts for pockets. The fit and length can be easily adjusted to suit preferences.
The result is a comfortable and relaxed dress.
A side sash gives this maxi skirt a dressed up feel.
Also, these tips for how to hem curved edges makes finishing the length a bit easier to do.
This template for crafting a do it yourself maxi skirt from a bed sheet shows how to do an elastic waistline.
Creative productions using such simple supplies, these practical designs will make you want to dust off the sewing machine.
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