60+ Best & {Free } Maxi skirt & Maxi Dress patterns and tutorials

maxi skirt and dress patterns

How to sew Maxi Skirts and Dresses

A Stylish but comfortable style - this best describes the maxi style. Maxi is a  flattering and versatile design which can be worn for casual as well as dressy occasions.

This long style offers features which will hide a lot of figure flaws of girls and so are very popular choices in their wardrobes - be it for a beach-ready style or for an evening do.I just love the swish of those folds around my knees.

The versatility of this style allows you to wear it modestly as well as fashionably. With the right layering and styling, a simple maxi skirt can be taken to the next level of fashion.

Surprisingly these skirts or dresses are very easy to sew too -Thanks to some very very generous friends who have sewn them and shared their patterns with us. Select a suitable pattern from the 60 plus choices down below and get some good length of lovely fabric and go to sew your own maxi today.  You can sew your maxi in jersey, chiffon, denim, silk, lace - the choice is endless. 

Maxi dress to maxi skirt tutorial

Do you have a maxi dress with neckline or sleeves you abhor and you never wear - donot yet throw it away - you can turn it into a flattering maxi skirt with this lovely tutorial

Maxi skirt

This is a nice step by step instructions to sew a simple maxi skirt.

lehenga skirt pattern

Panel  skirt

DRaft and sew a panel skirt ( lehenga)

Maxi skirt tutorial

This is a very detailed tutorial to sew a tiered maxi skirt. Lots of pictures interpersed with instructions make it so easy to sew

Maxi skirt DIY

This elegant maxi skirt is made with Jersey fabric and some 1" thick elastic; The easy instructions in here makes it so easy to replicate her look -the forgiving  jersey fabric also helps.

how to make a maxi skirt

Gathered tulle skirt

Such a romantic skirt with the most pretty and dreamy coloured fabric. This skirt has a back zip and button closure.

Mermaid skirt

Step by step instructions to draft pattern and sew a mermaid skirt

how to sew a maxi

Make your own Maxi

Quick maxi skirt in 30 -45 minutes - Can a sewing project be more easy

maxi with ruffle layer

Make a maxi skirt

This is a very versatile Classic  maxi skirt pattern (downloadable ) with directions to make different styles like the  offkilter maxi, exposed ruffle maxi and my favourite mismatched maxi. 

maxi skirt

Maxi skirt tutorial

A simple maxi skirt tutorial with a ruffle at the bottom. 

peasant skirt - maxi

Long patterned peasant skirt

A very simple and easy  skirt tutorial - definitely a great beginner's project

recycled long skirt diy

Recycled ruffle skirt DIY

This is a recycled project and that makes it my favourite. You need 3 big sized shirts for this project

Maxi skirt tutorial

A simple and easy gathered maxi skirt tutorial with jersey fabric. 

easy knit maxi skirt

Quick knit Aline maxi skirt

An easy skirt tutorial with the cutest fabric. 

Draft and sew a Maxi skirt 

A detailed tutorial to draft pattern for an Aline and gathered maxi skirts 


DIY Striped Maxi skirt 

This skirt is made of a beautiful Ikea throw in white and black stripes. A truly awesome looking skirt 

Maxi skirt

Turn Scarf to a maxi skirt

A very ingenious project from a favorite blogger, this one up cycles a scarf into skirt with easy instructions 


10 minute Maxi skirt DIY

Amazing 10 minute skirt tutorial with Jersey knit fabric- it can't get easier.

elastic waist maxi tutorial

Elastic waist maxi skirt

A simple elastic waist skirt tutorial , the highlight of this post is the instructions to add pockets. What a convenient addition, I love it. 

high waisted maxi skirt

High waisted maxi skirt tutorial

I love the colours of the fabric used for this very easy to sew high waisted maxi skirt. 

Ruffled Maxi skirt DIY

Ruffles are my weakness. They are so feminine and pretty looking - so this tutorial for a pretty ruffled skirt is definitely in my to do list

maxi skirt tutorial

Maxi skirt tutorial

An Ella moss inspired maxi skirt with striped fabric pieced in a a very interesting pattern.

maxi diy

J Crew inspired Jade maxi skirt

1/2 yard of fabric, a zipper and some creative effort combines to make this skirt a replica of a designer skirt worn by the model of  a Jcrew magazine cover picture 

maxy skirt diy


Silk fabric is dip dyed to perfection to make this gorgeous maxi skirt;  Try this technique to realize how addictive it is. It has got side splits which makes this one a stylish addition to your wardrobe.

how to make a maxi skirt tutorial

Sequin Maxi skirt DIY tutorial

Sequin fabric looks utterly glamorous and just right for a maxi skirt for an evening out but so difficult to sew with, especially if you are short on time. This tutorial has timesaving instructions to finish the hem edges with instant bond sewing tape

DIY maxi skirt tutorial

It is difficult to imagine that this cool maxi skirt is made from two donation pile tshirts. 

maxi skirt diy

Maxi skirt with yoga waistband

This skirt tutorials gives instructions to make a folded over yoga waistband which makes the skirt very comfortable and stylish. 

sheer maxi dress

Simple chiffon maxi dress

Tutorial to sew a simple lined Aline maxi dress - this has an easy to follow instructions with step by step photographs.

Ruffled maxi dress

This ruffled strapless maxi dress is a romantic dream come true. Very easy to sew with clear step by step instructions 


Boho maxi dress

Some yards of plain white lightweight knit fabric is dyed this very pretty shade to make this incredible maxi dress. You need 60" wide fabric.


shirred maxi dress

Shirred summer dress

A summer must have dress, this one comes with shirring on the strapless bodice. 

diy strapless maxi dress tutorial

Maxi dress tutorial

A strapless fitted maxi dress made from thrifted fabric which turned out to look a million dollars. 

Sundress with ruffle

Made from a tank top and some jersey fabric this one has a nice detail of pretty ruffles at the hem.

how to stitch a maxi skirt

Wannamake dress DIY tutorial

This tutorial shows how easy it is to make a quick and inexpensive dress 


Bow front Maxi dress tutorial

The bow in front of this dress is very cute. Just slip it over your favourite top for a sweet look. 

10 minute maxi dress

10 minute maxi dress

10 minute dress in the prettiest of fabrics - what more do you want 

maxi dress

Maxi dress

This is a mini pdf tutorial to make a simple maxi dress from a sheet.I have a sheet in my cupboard just ideal for this

DIY easy maxi dress tutorial

This is a tutorial to make an easy (in 15 minutes or less!) re purposed maxi dress from an old t shirt and a some fabric. So pretty .

maxi dress tutorial

Maxi dress tutorial

This beautiful maxi dress is made with ruffled fabric 

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