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National Sewing Month 2013: 27 Free Clothing Projects for Every Season

It’s Day Thirty of National Sewing Month – the last day! Too see the daily blog posts, projects of the day, and more National Sewing Month details, click here.

National Sewing Month 2013

During the past month, we’ve had a lot of discussions over how to sew a wardrobe on a budget. Whether through thrifting and refashioning or by making clothes with scraps, there are tons of ways to create on a dime. Another way to ensure budget-friendly sewing is by choosing the right types of projects to create. Sure, current fashion fads are fun to make, and you should splurge every now and then. However, it’s much more fiscally responsible to make a classic piece that transitions from one season to the next.

Because dresses and skirts are some of our top reader projects, we’ve rounded up this collection of versatile finds. “Your DIY Maxi Dress and Skirt: 27 Free Clothing Projects for Every Season” offers you projects that might pertain to your tastes season after season. Learn how to sew a maxi dress that can work when the sun is scorching or the temperature is in the single digits. It’s not hard to master these feminine pieces of clothing. Your wardrobe will roll from fall to spring with the help of these decadently designed projects.

Your DIY Maxi Dress and Skirt: 27 Free Clothing Projects for Every Season

Long Patterned Peasant SkirtStyle with these DIY Skirts

Often labeled as a strictly spring or summer piece of clothing, skirts are actually an incredibly transitional article. When it’s hot outside, go bare-legged. Chilly? Throw a pair of tights on underneath your skirt. Frigid? Opt for wool tights or even leggings. You can still maintain that lady-like style when November through February reels in freezing temps. Find totally adorable skirts like the ones listed below and more in our 27 Free Clothing Projects for Every Season.

Sharp Pencil Skirt

Long Patterned Peasant Skirt

Ginger’s Ruffled Skirt

Ageless DIY Maxi Skirt

Marilyn Pencil Skirt

Effortless Caftan DressDress for Success Every Month

Flaunt one of the most long-running articles of clothing in history against all temperatures with our collection of gorgeous DIY dresses to sew. 27 Free Clothing Projects for Every Season features dresses tutorials on how to sew  a maxi dress that vary in style and skill level. Learn how to create a piece of clothing that sweeps the floor gracefully by checking out the excellent instructions in every one of these projects. Browse, uninterrupted, through our sampling below or scan through our whole roundup of dresses to find your perfect fit for every season.

Woman’s Knit Shirt Into Dress

The SoHo Maxi Dress Tutorial

Maternity Maxi Dress

Lady’s Shirred Maxi Dress

Effortless Caftan Dress

What are better: skirts or dresses?