The Meg Dress and Top is a beautiful and easy pattern to whip up for your closet. I am showing you an easy hack to take your Meg Dress to a maxi length with added side slits. I hope you enjoy this quick and simple change to add even more great options to a wonderful pattern.
To begin, lay your Meg Dress pattern out on the table and determine how much length you need to add to make a maxi length. I chose to add 12 inches to the bottom of the pattern. I used two rulers to measure 12 inches, extending the side seam out slightly to keep the a-line shape. Cut out both your front and back pieces with the added length. Next, create your bust darts on the front piece.
After the darts are sewn, serge or finish your side seams on each front and back piece. You will want these seams finished separately, prior to sewing the side seams. Now you can move on to sewing your shoulders and completing the neckline according to your Meg Pattern instructions. When sewing the side seams, you need to decide where you want the split to start. (Alternatively, you could opt for no slit and just sew the side seam all the way closed.) I chose to have my side slits start at 13 inches from the bottom hem. Make a mark where you want the slit to start and pin your front and back together at the side seams. Sew the seam from the sleeve hem to the slit mark. Make sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of your stitching line.
After the side seams are sewn, press them open and iron the seam allowance of the slit to the bottom hem.
After pressing well, take your dress to the machine and topstitch all the way around your slit seam allowance, staying close to the serged edge.
Finally, serge the bottom hem of your dress. Press up your hem allowance and stitch. Your new Meg Maxi dress is complete.
I love pairing this dress with some sandals for a cute and comfy summer dress. Thank you AKpatterns for creating these beautiful designs. I hope you enjoyed this simple and quick hack for a Maxi Length Meg Dress.