73 responses

  1. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy
    August 8, 2011

    I love this dress!! Very well done – great fabric too!!!

    • Anonymous
      May 25, 2012

      Thanks for the tutorial,how about working with cotton fabrics.

  2. Sharon
    August 8, 2011

    What a great dress! I will have to make one for myself.

  3. casserole
    August 8, 2011

    I love it!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  4. CreativeMama
    August 8, 2011

    Nice and easy. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kerri Marie
    August 8, 2011

    Love this! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. And that fabric is amazing!

  6. I Am Momma – Hear Me Roar
    August 8, 2011

    Abby – This looks awesome on you. Great work. I have seem that fabric in JoAnn’s for a while and I always admire it and scheme up a project for it. Your dress is beautiful – like you.

  7. Kathy
    August 8, 2011

    Ooh you are a genius! And beautiful too. What a stunning dress – great job!!!!!!

  8. Anna
    August 8, 2011

    thanks again for joining in abby, the dress and you are amazing! :)

  9. Amanda
    August 8, 2011

    Great dress & tutorial! love it!

  10. Stitchin’ time
    August 8, 2011

    Great idea and done out of Poly/Rayon it’s a wash and wear :). I hate ironing!

  11. Ashley J
    August 8, 2011

    Love this dress! Great job!

    xoxo, Ashley J @ mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

  12. Hannah
    August 8, 2011

    This is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Lauren
    August 8, 2011

    What a great tutorial! I would love to make one of these!

  14. Paige
    August 8, 2011

    So pretty. Thanks for the tutorial. I’m your newest follower and I can’t wait to look around your blog.

  15. Micki
    August 8, 2011

    I absolutely adore this dress! It’s so gorgeous and looks so comfortable! This is definitely going on my to-make list!

  16. CraftCrave
    August 9, 2011

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [09 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  17. Christine
    August 9, 2011

    This is such a cute dress! I totally can’t wait to make it :D

  18. Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home
    August 9, 2011

    Beautiful beautiful! I love it!

  19. EditorK
    August 9, 2011

    I love your version of a maxi dress. These long, flowing dresses are everywhere right now – it’s nice to see your creative take! I’ll be adding this to the AllFreeSewing.com site soon.

    Thanks and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


  20. Shannon
    August 9, 2011

    This is such a cute dress, and you make it look good too! Nice work and thank you for the inspiration!

  21. {nifty thrifty things}
    August 10, 2011

    I love the dress!! Great job! :)

  22. Jamie
    August 10, 2011

    really really cute & such a fun fabric!!! thank you :)

  23. craftedbymama
    August 11, 2011

    the dress came out beautiful. great job

  24. Amy
    August 11, 2011

    Um, really Abby, you’re amazing! We’ve missed you down here, especially lately when we’ve had everyone together! I think we all agree that you need a little family trip down south. :) Plus I meant to comment on the pictures you did of your sister’s family–you did a great job. I admit though I was hoping to see some of you and “all” your boys though when I saw the title! Take care!

  25. Ruth Yoder
    August 11, 2011


  26. Shannon Green
    August 14, 2011

    Adorable! And your instructions make me think I might actually be able to do it!

  27. Tori
    August 14, 2011

    This is just a whole bunch of Awesomeness! : )

  28. Emily
    August 15, 2011

    I love the fabric!!!!!

  29. Danielle
    August 15, 2011

    I love this!!

  30. Audra @ The Kurtz Corner
    August 15, 2011

    You sure have some talent there missy! Beautiful maxi dress! I’d love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party! :)


  31. Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com
    August 15, 2011

    This dress is fantastic and so “in!” Well done!

    I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/14/blog-party-3/

    I look forward to blogging with you!

  32. raising4princesses
    August 16, 2011

    love your blog. This dress is amazing. I’m so impressed. Wearing the belt with it looks great, so many times I think the dresses look too baggy, but this looks great on you. I just started a link party on my blog today and I’d be honored if you had time to link this up! http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2011/08/t-time-21-and-link-up.html

  33. Misty @Creative Itch
    August 17, 2011

    That dress looks SO comfy!! Thanks for sharing @’Sew Cute Tuesday’!

  34. Lindsay
    August 17, 2011

    I LOVE this! You are so amazing when it comes to sewing. I may have to get better at my machine before I attempt this one though. ;)

    By the way, I am hosting my first link party, and would love to have you link this up to it–


  35. Daily Craft
    August 18, 2011

    Great project! I just wanted to let you know that we featured this project on our Facebook page with over 19,000 fans. We’d love it if you’d use our Featured Blogger button, available at: http://www.dailycraft.com/thank-you-for-crafting/. Our audience loved the project and we look forward to sharing more from you. Please let us know if you have any questions or projects you’d love us to feature! Thanks!

  36. Jennifer
    August 21, 2011

    Just wanted to let you know that I have featured you on my blog. If there is anything you would like me to remove, please let me know


  37. Cheryl @ Sew Can Do
    August 21, 2011

    Really cute & such a great fabric! I’m featuring it at this week’s Craftastic Monday party. Please stop by and grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking!

  38. Anonymous
    August 22, 2011

    Great job on the instructions and matching picture! You have picked such an exotic fabric you made it work. You are a pretty young women and the figure to go with it. You made it look so simple. Excellent, I cannot wait to make it.

  39. Deb
    August 27, 2011

    This is my first visit to your site, but I wanted to let you know I really like your tutorial! The belt MAKES the dress! It takes it from being shapeless to stylish!!


  40. Anonymous
    September 17, 2011

    I couldn’t stop looking at this dress, it shouted that it belonged in my wardrobe. However, Minnesota is already getting fall/winter weather to I’ll have to make it more of a cold weather jumper. I’ll choose a heavier jersey knit in autumn shades for one thing. I think I’ll use wider straps also to give it a wintery look. Lastly I will shorten it to mid-calf to make it less formal. I am wheelchair confined so not every dress or skirt will work for me. This will be the exception though. Now my problem is getting to the fabric store & finding the perfect material. Congratulations on your wonderful design! Annette

  41. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
    September 30, 2011

    I really like this dress, but I do have a question. I do not have a serger but am looking to invest in one. Do you have any recommendations on what to look for when purchasing a serger?


  42. Carpet cleaners Sacramento
    January 12, 2012

    You actually make it appear so easy with your presentation but I to find this topic to be really one thing that I think I might never understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely wide for me.

  43. Jade@How to Sew
    February 2, 2012

    If you want to launch your own business with your sewing skills, it will be an advantage if you take classes. You should learn more about the terminologies used in sewing, equipment to be used, techniques, as well as how the business runs. You don’t want to go to a battlefield unprepared. Learning how to sew is a fun activity that you can do as a hobby or as a source of income.

  44. The Pinwheeler
    February 10, 2012

    i love maxi dresses and ruffles so this is PERFECT! can’t wait to make one! love the fabric you used too!

  45. Isabella (Crafter)
    February 13, 2012

    Love the dress :)

    I made a list of Maxi dress tutorials on my blog <3
    You’re in it, hope thats okay :)

  46. ChicCrafter
    February 23, 2012

    Love it! Very good constructed tutorial. I would definitely add this to my ‘must do’ list. Maybe I will do the bias tape with garter outside to add design.

  47. Ouvrir un compte en suisse en ligne
    March 1, 2012

    The dress is beautiful and I like it. Thanks for the tutorial.

  48. خياطة وتفصيل
    March 8, 2012

    Thank you how much I love that Sager it as soon as it’s easy. :-)

  49. Trina
    March 24, 2012

    great tutorial – so glad someone pinned this. I’m going to try this with a very lightweight batiste – what do you think?

  50. Harris County Jail
    March 25, 2012

    The SoHo Maxi Dress is perfect for even a beginner sewer.

  51. Anonymous
    March 25, 2012

    esbro rinewThis a great idea and I never thought it could be so easy to make. I have been sewing for years and I never tried to do something so easy. You did a wonderful job.Great dress!

  52. Dr. Jason Altman
    March 29, 2012

    Thanks for the inspiration once again.

  53. Anonymous
    March 30, 2012

    this is sooooo helpful..thax alot..

  54. free background checks
    April 7, 2012

    This is a very lovely dress…

  55. Jacinda Cote
    April 11, 2012

    Just found this and I AM IN LOVE! I have been following your blog for some tome but obviously haven’t looked hard enough! I hope you can see me in a version soon! ;)

  56. Jacinda Cote
    April 11, 2012

    Hi Again! :)
    I am doing a small round up of some of my favorite dresses and would love to include yours by adding a link and picture. Please let me know! :)


  57. Felony laws
    April 15, 2012

    I am very much pleased with the contents you have mentioned.

  58. Heather Feather
    May 3, 2012

    This tutorial is great and really easy to understand. I love the fabric you chose! I did a little maxi dress series and would love if you linked up your dress!

  59. tank top dress
    May 23, 2012

    This is such a cute dress, and you make it look good too! Nice work and thank you for the inspiration!

  60. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
    May 29, 2012

    I finally buckled down and made this dress!! Thank you for the inspiration and the great tutorial. http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/05/i-will-wear-it-in-public-challengethe.html

  61. Kristin
    May 31, 2012

    How stinkin’ cute =) I love it and love the fabric!

    Visiting from Lil Luna

  62. Julie Snow
    June 4, 2012

    Super tutorial! I love it and am now following your blog!

    Visit me if you ike at http://LoveItSewMuch.blogspot.com

  63. MJ/Sweetwater Cloth
    June 15, 2012

    I have 3 yards of that exact fabric sitting in a drawer in my sewing room (for over a year now!), I guess it was just waiting for the right pattern to come along and now I have it! Thanks for the great tutorial, can’t wait to see how my dress comes out!

  64. Sew Set
    July 28, 2012

    Thank you so much Abby for uploading some of your patterns & tutorials into SewSet! I have featured a couple of them on the homepage as today’s top patterns!

    You work, as always, is just lovely.

    Thanks again!
    - Jess
    SewSet.com & MeSewCrazy.com

  65. Anonymous
    February 11, 2013

    Thank you so much for your photo tutorial,its very inspiring! I love how you wear a white sleeveless tank underneath the dress too! Its a great touch of class! I never thought to accessorize with a chunky belt. Please continue to share with us :) Leah

  66. Anonymous
    April 18, 2013

    Great dress. For beginners (or easily frustrated like my granddaughter) if you know you are going to be wearing with a belt, it isn’t absolutely necessary to do the under bust elastic. Just try to adjust the extra fabric evenly under the belt.

  67. Danielle Wagasky
    May 17, 2013

    I featured you today on Blissful & Domestic. Stop by and check it out!


  68. Anonymous
    May 24, 2013

    Just made this dress today. I ended up moving the straps a little closer to the center for a better fit, but super easy to follow, and I love the ruffle. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  69. Anonymous
    July 11, 2013

    Soooo pretty! Has anyone tried this in a non-knit fabric?

  70. Ciska Parsons
    April 9, 2014

    Thanks just what I need at the moment

Leave a Reply




Back to top
mobile desktop