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I think we can all agree that comfy, cute clothes are the ultimate find. Any time we can lounge around and feel chic at the same time, it’s a win right? Today’s DIY maxi dress tutorial makes for the greatest comfy outfit that can also be worn in public! Keep it simple with some statement earrings and you don’t have to think about the rest. Don’t you just love that?

This dress design was one of my best-sellers when I ran my own women’s apparel label. I like to make it from a silky ITY stretch fabric in different colors and patterns. The pattern itself is extremely forgiving and the boxy design makes it extra comfortable. The low back and sexy straps add a level of detail that you don’t see everyday. If you want to give it an entirely different look, wear it with a harness bralette and your simple little dress will instantly look more dramatic (and complicated to make.)

Today, I’m going to walk you through how to make your own DIY maxi dress in just 5 easy steps.

How to make a casual maxi dress with a back cut out

That’s right! I’ve broken this project down into 5 easy to follow steps and even included printable instructions for you to keep next to your sewing machine. You can totally do this!

To eliminate the frustration with fit and complicated pattern-making process, we’ll be using a shirt that already fits you to build the pattern for this dress. Before you start to panic, take a deep breath. That’s all included in the 5 steps below. 🙂 I’ll also walk you through how to make your own spaghetti straps from scratch or you can use fold-over elastic if you want to keep it simple. It’s entirely up to you!

How to make a casual maxi tshirt dress with strappy back cut out

DIY Maxi Dress Supplies

 DIY Maxi Dress Instructions

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Simple enough right? Like I mentioned in the tutorial, you can either make your own spaghetti straps or just sew some fold over elastic closed to create the straps. If you want to make your own from scratch, here’s the easy 3 step process:

3 simple steps to make a spaghetti strap

  1. Take a strip of fabric and fold it in half, hot dog style. Sew it closed to create a very long, skinny tube as shown.
  2. Attach a safety pin to one end of the fabric. Close the safety pin.
  3. Slowly glide the safety pin back through the tube of fabric, flipping the fabric inside out and revealing a cute little spaghetti strap.

I hope you guys really liked this little DIY maxi dress! As always, if you have any questions while you are making this (or any project on Creative Fashion Blog, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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