The Flower Child Maxi Dress, by Flossie Potter, represents the casually comfortable lifestyle that was so much a part of the early 1970s. A dress of this type was worn in any season by young girls to thirty-somethings.
The dress is floor length with a full skirt that tapers from many long darts. It has a square neckline and bell sleeves. It can be made in one color or up to four colors and prints, so typical of the period. You can even substitute open lace trim for one of the color blocks for a peasant style.
This PDF sewing pattern shows you how to create your own Maxi Dress with detailed instructions and full-color assembly photos. It includes printable summary instructions (to save on printer ink!) and full-size pattern pieces.
Recommended Fabrics: cotton, batik, light-weight fabrics, lining (remnant)
This dress can be made up of 4 different colored fabrics. Most pieces can be cut from remnants or quilters' 18" fat quarters, but the main skirt pieces will need 1/4 yd.
-Suitable fabrics – cotton, batik, light-weight fabrics, lining (remnant)
-Soft hook-and-loop tape
-Mini rick-rack in various colors
-1¼ yds of 1½" wide lace trim
-12" of 1" wide flowered ribbon
-Needle for hand sewing
Skill Level: Easy Plus
What You Get: One 33 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
What a great pattern. Easy to sew and good directions. I had fun mixing and matching the prints and adding trim. It can look Boho chic or very retro depending on your fabric choice. Looks especially good in tie dye fabrics.
This dress was very easy to make and it uses a lot of leftover fabric. As always the directions are well written with pictures. Loved the results!