Handkerchief Hem Maxi Dress

By Sew Different

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SIZESfrom 12 UK / 8 US to 12 UK / 8 US
FORMATPDF / Paper
DIFFICULTYAdvanced Beginner
BODY SHAPEAll body shapes / Apple / Athletic / Hourglass / Pear / Strawberry
PATTERN TYPEDress / FREE
SEWING TIMEAll day
FABRIC TYPECrepe / Georgette / Jersey / Knits / Rayon / Viscose / Challis

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I love a maxi dress with an uneven hemline. They look great when you move and see a flash of leg. This Handkerchief Hem Maxi – FREE SEWING PATTERN is an loose fitting throw-on-over-a-swimsuit type of dress..

I imagined it first in a grey marl jersey with an orange trim (and I may yet make it in these fabrics) but I got distracted by this black and white print and ended up going with the hot pink trim instead. This dress is really easy to make but it does take quite a lot of fabric – between 2.5 – 3 metres. I think for this pretty swishy dress I would use a satin finish bias binding like this one shown below. I have listed a big roll because it take A LOT to go round this hem line.

Click the link above to download your free PDF pattern. You can print it out on pieces of A4 paper  like tiles and stick it together to make a full size pattern.

This pattern takes 2.5 metres of fabric (standard 150cm / 60inch width).

All my free sewing patterns are made to fit a UK size 12, but can be easily adjusted at key points to go larger or smaller

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