Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Endless Summer Maxi a Mother/Daughter Project

Are you heading to a luau or beach party anytime soon?  Or just simply in need of a fun, comfortable, flowy dress?  As I was flipping through Crochet Today’s July/August issue, I came across the Endless Summer Maxi SummerMaxiModeland immediately said to myself, “I am for sure making this!”  But was super bummed when I realized that sewing was involved because I don’t know how to sew.  Then I thought, well my mom sure does and how awesome it would be to make something together — a Mother/Daughter project!  My mom and I are best friends and she’s always telling me that “Mothers Know Everything,” so I thought ohhhhhh how fitting!  She can’t say no to this.  Haha!!!  ;)

For this project, I used Red Heart Soft Yarn – Off White for the bodice and FreeSpirit’s fabric from Joel Dewberry’s Bungalow Collection for the skirt.


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The bodice is made in 2 pieces: a left side and right side.


Once these are made, take the left bodice and fold the piece over, pinning the top to the bottom.


Seam the top to the bottom, leaving a gap in the center section to feed the right bodice through.


After feeding the right side through the opening, then pin the top to the bottom and seam like you did the left side bodice.


Seam the gaps, crochet the lower edging and weave in the ends.


Then comes the sewing part which involves grosgrain ribbon, matching thread, 3 pieces of fabric, ironing, hemming, basting, pinning and sewing.  After a few try-ons and 2 hemmings the dress was finally complete!  GREAT JOB MOM!!!!  I love it and plan to wear the dress many many times!

With the scrap fabric left over, my mom made herself a scarf and a bandana for my German Shepherd, Koozie.  How fun!  :)

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This Endless Summer Maxi was a super fun Mother/Daughter project.  To download this pattern (in the July/August 2013 issue) and other fun ones like this in the future, Subscribe to Crochet Today!!!


Note: If you would like a copy of this pattern, please contact Consumer Services at or (800) 648-1479. Please let them know you would like the Endless Summer Maxi pattern from the July/August 2013 issue of Crochet Today.





2 thoughts on “Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Endless Summer Maxi a Mother/Daughter Project

  1. Rose

    Hi, I’m Rose from the Netherlands. This is such a cute dress!!! I took up crocheting and sewing less than a year ago and I totally love my hand made dresses. This crochet & sewing combination is something I really have to try. The link in your post is not available anymore, unfortunately :-(. Do you think you could share the crochet instructions with me? That would be great.

    • redheart

      Hi Rose, Thank you for your question. Crochet Today is no longer publishing. Please contact Consumer Services at to request the pattern.

      The contact form is set up for US/Canada addresses, so just put your address information in as best as you can and make sure your name and email are correct. You can put your actual mailing address in the comment box, along with the request for the pattern. Please indicate in the comment box that you are looking for the Endless Summer Maxi pattern in the July/August 2013 issue of Crochet Today.

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