The Maria Dress sewing pattern

how to sew a wrap dress

With a tie fastening, elegant flutter sleeves and midi and maxi lengths, The Maria Dress is the ultimate in summery chic. Get making this wrap dress sewing pattern today!

There’s a reason wrap dresses are a trend that never goes away – feminine, timeless, romantic and so easy to wear, they’re the go-to for pretty much every occasion summer throws our way. Whether we’re heading to a wedding, birthday, brunch, barbecue or just a day at the office, we’ll be wearing our wrap dress! And this issue’s Maria Dress is the dreamiest of them all, with elegant flutter sleeves, a delicate waist tie fastening and midi and maxi lengths to sew. 

You’ll learn how to work with lightweight fabrics such as crepe and viscose, insert flutter sleeves, sew facings for a neat neckline, and add the finishing touch: those pretty ties!

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The Maria Dress Sewing Pattern

Get the printed pattern Simply Sewing magazine, issue 57
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UK sizes 6-20 (US 4-18, EUR 34-38)


  • Stitch with lightweight fabrics
  • Sew flutter sleeves
  • Make spaghetti strap waist ties

You will need:

  • Fabric: Dress A: 4.3mx140cm (434ydx55in)
  • Fabric: Dress B: 3.7mx140cm (418ydx55in)
  • Stay tape for the neckline (optional)
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing kit

Fabric suggestions:

Lightweight cotton, cotton lawn, crepe or rayon.


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Maria Dress Sewing pattern