This summer dress sewing pattern is inspired by a boho dress I saw on Free People. At full price, I think the dress costs close to $150 to buy, so I’m happy to be able to share this budget friendly version!
Draft-it Yourself Pattern
This pattern is made of two simple shapes, based on your body measurements. Don’t worry, it’s all explained in the video below.
Before you get started, download a printable version of the sewing pattern diagrams. It will make it much easier (and less confusing) to write down your measurements. The Boho Dress download is FREE in my Creative Resources Library:
Step-by-step Video Tutorial
Below is the video which shows you how to measure, draft, cut and then sew your own boho dress.
If you make one, please share it on Instagram and tag me @sewinlove and I’ll share it too!
This dress is not meant to be a maternity dress, but at 8 months pregnant I can fit quite comfortably into it! I think the high waistline and flared skirt makes room for a growing belly. The kimono style front opening makes it nursing friendly too, so I’m sure I’ll get a lot of wear out of it postpartum too.
If you’re looking for maternity patterns, check out my Striped Maternity Tunic sewing pattern.
I used batik, a traditional Indonesian cotton fabric to make this dress. I love the bright colours and ethnic patterns of batik, but I think next time I make this dress, I’ll choose a fabric with a little more drape. I highly recommend rayon or double gauze.