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Sew the ultimate maxi dress for summer

If there is one staple must-have pattern for your summer wardrobe, it’s the maxi dress!

No matter what your shape or age, the maxi dress suits everyone. The loose-fit style, helps to create a flowing silhouette which is easy to wear and oh so flattering!

Its such a hassle-free design that you will feel effortlessly comfy, whether you’re chilling at home or away on your summer holidays.


Here at Sew Now HQ we’ve picked the best maxi patterns to suit all occasions, along with some great fabric choices to select from. We hope you like them!


The first pattern by New Look is super easy to make, with a flattering underband bust to cinch you in. The straps are a fab width so that you can wear a bra underneath and the cross-over detail to the front is great for bigger busts. Available in sizes 8-20.

Why not make the New Look maxi dress pattern 6280 in a vibrant solid colour to really make a statement?

95% cotton 5% lycra £7.95 a metre by My Fabrics


This halter pattern shape is to die for and would look great on an evening out on your holidays paired with a wedge heels and a small clutch. Why not add a chain to the halter strap for extra glamour? Pattern by New Look from Craft Stash.

How about these gorgeous floral prints by Remnant House to make your evening maxi dress?

No maxi dress pattern selection would be complete without a Boho-style dress!

To complete the look, make it in a vintage-look print and wear with some espadrilles – don’t forget the oversized sunglasses! We especially love that you can change the sleeve length to suit those colder/ transitional months too.

Pattern New Look at Craft Stash 

We found some great vintage-style prints here by Textile Express made in cotton/elastane blends.


Show a little bit of leg in this sheared back maxi dress pattern by Simple Sew. This pattern shape will look especially cute in a tropical print for those hot summer nights on holiday.

Tropical prints by Fabric Godmother

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