You will need two yards of knit fabric that is about 60" in width. I think mine was 59". Knit jersey is great because it doesn't ravel. Perfect for a quick and easy dress because you don't have to finish any edges or hems!
Fold your material in half on the long edge with right sides together. Place the folded edge along your body under your armpit. Wrap the rest of the material around you, matching the two sides up together until they match. Pin the two sides together in place on the top of your other shoulder. Pin it where you would like your seam to end. This will be different on different people. Just make sure it is close enough to your neck that the dress won't slide off your shoulder.
Lovely picture I know. Tough to take your own picture in this and I did it on the one cool day we had here in FL, hence the nice long sleeve T.
Now it's time to measure your long side seam. Try on your dress again. Now you will pin under your arm to mark where you will begin your seam. You don't want your sleeve to be too tight, but you don't want to have too much room either. The opening for my sleeve was about 9 inches when measured from the top corner of my material down.
That's it! Just two seams and trim the extra material to the right length. Now you have a trendy and comfy maxi dress in time for the summer! I think I will be wearing mine to the girls' upcoming dance recital!