Fringe Maxi Tutorial

Chalk and Notch Maxi Fringe Dress PDF Patterns

I’ve promised a Fringe Maxi Tutorial since I released the Fringe Blouse & Dress Pattern in August. Somehow it’s already October but I’m happy to have this post up for you. I think the Fringe Maxi makes a pretty perfect holiday dress, and since the holidays are right around the corner I may have purchased more fabric for another Fringe Maxi.

I made this first Fringe Maxi when I was sewing photo samples for release, and I’ve been dying to share it with you. I wore this out to a summer concert with girlfriends. I sized down, made the slits high, and omitted the pockets. I love this dress but I knew if I made another I would want to sew my true size and include the pockets.

Fabric: Rivercane in Rayon from April Rhodes Heritage collection
Fabric purchased from Imagine Gnats

I was thrilled when Jill of Kneesocks and Goldilocks said she was going to sew up a Fringe Maxi. When she sent me these photos, I just about died. They are stunning, and the lush background looks so amazing! This dress is a show stopper and a perfect pairing for this pattern.

Fabric: Birch Floral in Navy from the Les Fleurs collection from Cotton + Steel & Rifle Paper Co.

I recently wrote a post for Fabric.com about why I recommend Tricot Fusible Interfacing for all of my patterns. I took that opportunity to sew another Fringe Maxi. This time sewed my true size, included the pockets and lowered the slits. I was a little worried if this fabric would be too much for a full-length dress, but nope, I totally love it.

Fabric: Cotton + Steel Menagerie Rayon Lawn in Monstera Midnight
Fabric provided by Fabric.com

Ok, here is the tutorial to make a Fringe Maxi. You can use the directions below or print the PDF DOWNLOAD HERE. The modifications are straightforward, but it’s always nice to have a visual reference. You will need the Fringe pattern and full tutorial from the Chalk and Notch Shop.

You can grab the Fringe pattern HERE.

So I hope you are inspired to try this Fringe Maxi! I’d love to see it if you do, please tag me on Instagram or Facebook!

Gabriela


Comments (8)

  1. Sarah
    1 year ago

    I love this! What a gorgeous hack! I’ll have to try this, must buy that pattern☺️

    • Gabriela
      1 year ago

      Thank you! I hope you love it!! XO

  2. Katie
    1 year ago

    Love it! Do you have a general guideline on how much additional yardage is required?

    • Gabriela
      1 year ago

      That’s a good question. Since you are likely adding about 18″ (46 cm) per skirt piece, I would say an additional yard or meter would be enough.

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    7 months ago

    […] Holiday photos have always been great motivation to sew our holiday outfits early (well at least for us girls). I sewed a Maxi Fringe Dress in a tribal rayon crepe fabric from Style Maker Fabrics. I loved this fabric when Kelli made the Winslow Culottes for the Fall 2016 Style Makers Tour. The drape is so soft I thought it would work for a Maxi Fringe Dress and as an alternative to a more traditional holiday print. I will say I had some unfortunate pattern placement, but I was able to remove that part of the print by adjusting the darts. Honestly, lately it’s always been something when sewing, even when I am sewing a pattern I have sewn so many times, but I guess that’s just how it goes sometimes. I’m so glad I was able to make this dress work since it was just what I was picturing and I really love how it turned out. If you are interested in making a Maxi Fringe, you can check out the Maxi Tutorial in this post, which includes downloadable instructions. […]

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    […] Il s’agit d’une robe ou d’une blouse semi-ajustée avec jupe froncée de forme liquette. Pour le corsage, deux décolletés en V sont proposés : Vue A : corsage boutonné au devant Vue B : corsage avec encolure tunisienne En option : > Poches prises dans les coutures (que je n’ai pas faites) > Deux largeurs de bracelet de manche avec patte de boutonnage pour un effet manches retroussées > Liens à nouer à la taille au dos (pris dans les pinces devant ou dos) > Tuto pour obtenir une maxi dress avec fentes […]

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    […] Il s’agit d’une robe ou d’une blouse semi-ajustée avec jupe froncée de forme liquette. Pour le corsage, deux décolletés en V sont proposés : Vue A : corsage boutonné au devant Vue B : corsage avec encolure tunisienne En option : > Poches prises dans les coutures (que je n’ai pas faites) > Deux largeurs de bracelet de manche avec patte de boutonnage pour un effet manches retroussées > Liens à nouer à la taille au dos (pris dans les pinces devant ou dos) > Tuto pour obtenir une maxi dress avec fentes […]

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