How to turn Jazz into a maxi dress

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I’m so excited to share this Jazz dress variation – maxidress! I’ve been planning this variation for so long it feels great to get them done and wear them. I love how this variation of the Jazz dress turned out. It’s going to be super comfortable for this summer . The fabric is coming from my great grandmother. It an old cotton sheet that I have decided to dye with avocado pits. I can tell already that I’m going to be wearing this dress a ton this summer. You might be thinking, “Can’t you just lengthen the skirt part?” You can but you won't be able to walk ;-) I have some slight pattern adjustments to share that will make your dress fit better.

You will need a pair of scissors, some tracing paper, a pen and these pattern pieces:

- the front skirt G

- the back skirt H

- the pocket lining I

- the pocket facing J

Let's start with the front:

- Align the pocket entrance of the front skirt and pocket lining.

- Align the outside curve of the pocket pocket facing to the pocket linning. Tape the pattern pieces together.

- Determine how much length you need to add from your pattern. (I added 35cm to mine).

- Lay a big sheet of paper down with the pattern pieces on top of it. Extend the center seam line and the side seam line of your dress. Connect the two edges of your vertical lines.

- Tape your pattern pieces down to the paper.

- We need to widen the bottom of the skirt, to do so, you need to extend the hemline. (I added 4cm to mine, you can add a little more if you want)..

- Connect the edge of the waistline and the edge of the hemline to draw the new sideline of your skirt.

Using some tracing paper, copy the new lines of the pocket facing and lining.

- Copy the new lines of your front skirt.

- Apply the same adjustments to the back of your skirt.

Voilà! You are ready to sew a beautiful maxidress!

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