Hundreds of Free Dress Patterns, Templates & Tutorials
Looking for hundreds of free dress patterns, templates & tutorials in one place?
Please browse my collection of downloadable free dress patterns, templates & tutorials, mostly in pdf files, which can be downloaded at a click of a button.
I have collected this massive list of patterns from a wide selection of trendy designers and talented seamstresses from all over the web, which I am sharing here with you! Go ahead and download hundreds of free dress patterns, templates & tutorials for your pattern stash!
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Your FREE Pattern List:
Suggested FabricSuggested Fabric: Tribal print fabric – from Amazon.com (paid link)
45. Anza Dress
Get the pattern here. Sew this gorgeous design in cotton or silk and be chic or casual, whatever the occasion. With cuffed sleeves, a drawstring waist and front-buttoned V-neck, you’ll love pushing your skills with this pattern. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Get the pattern here. This pretty, flared dress is perfect for spring days and so quick to whip up in jersey knit fabric! You can add button tabs for a retro finish. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Get the template here. The Himari dress is an easy-wear, easy-make garment with front tie belt and Sashiko stitching detail. Although we used printed fabric, why not try embroidering the yokes yourself? Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
48. Jersey Tea Dress
Get the template here. This cosy jersey dress is inspired by vintage tea dress silhouettes and is great with boots and tights. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Get the pattern here. This cosy Ponte Roma dress lets you play around with colour-blocking and is great with boots and tights. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Get this great pattern here. This clever knot-front dress is made of multiple layers, making it a cosy, winter favourite! Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Get the pattern here. There’s nothing better than a cool and comfortable dress you can throw on and step out in. This chic kimono-style shift has got you covered. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
52. Cap Sleeve Dress
Get the template here. Cecily is a charming cap-sleeved dress with an optional belt, pleated waistline and a side-seam zip opening. What is not to love? Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
53. A-line Dress
Get the pattern and instructions here. Become your own fabric designer with our clever printing tutorial, perfect for making a breezy tunic dress. This project includes both templates and instructions so make sure you’ve downloaded everything before you begin.
Get the pattern here! The Maisie dress is a modern, raglan sleeve tunic with delicate neckline gathers, perfect for fabric with lots of drape. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Get the pattern here. This vintage inspired fit and flare dress features a lined bodice, v-neck neckline and, most importantly, pockets! Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Get the pattern and instructions here. This easy-to-make, vintage-inspired dress is the perfect day-to-evening pattern with a choice of two lengths of fluttery sleeve. The shirred waist panel means getting a great fit is even easier!
Amelia will look great for a sunny day out in a pretty Tana lawn, or in a glamorous viscose or silk when attending a wedding or party.
57. Ruffle Dress
Download the pattern here. Everyone needs a sophisticated go to party dress, and this one ticks all the boxes with its on trend ruffle detail and curvaceous fit. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Get this cute pattern here. This swinging 60s-style baby doll dress mixes an empire line and button back closure for easy appeal. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Get the pattern here. Don’t let lightweight fabric get the best of you. Whip up this Darling dress by Sew Caroline. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
60. Lillian Dress
Download the pattern here. With no closures necessary; just pop this dress over your head and off you go! Practise sewing simple raglan sleeves, an elasticated neckline and fun patch-flap pockets. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Download this pattern here. Marjorie is a sleek and sophisticated long-sleeved empire dress made in a fluid crepe. Burgundy wine is a great colour for autumn/winter and a longer length and slender line makes this a flattering figure-hugging dress. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
62. Babydoll dress
Download pattern here. A cute shift dress is a wardrobe essential. This Simple Sew pattern is perfect for casual summer days and easily dressed up for a night on the town. Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Download the pattern here. This classic design is fitted around the bust and waist, flaring out slightly with a gathered skirt. Flattering and fashionable, don’t be afraid to embellish and adapt its features! Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
Download the pattern and instructions here. Gretchen Hirsch is back with her fantastic book full of gorgeous dresses. With its simple construction, the floral day dress is an elegant classic that will make it a favourite in your closet. This download contains both the templates and instructions so make sure you have everything saved before getting started!
65. Cowl Dress
Download the pattern here. Whether it’s at a sidewalk cafe in the City of Lights or in your own town, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to wear this beautifully draped cowl dress from sewing pro Tanya Whelan. This download includes both the pattern instructions and templates so make sure you have everything downloaded before you begin!
Get the pattern and instructions here. This drapey dress is designed to flatter all figures. It has an elegant silhouette inspired by contemporary Japanese cutting styles. Made up of just three main body pieces, it features kimono sleeves, hidden pockets and a stylish front pleat detail.
This dress is designed to be made up in double-knit jersey, often called Ponte Roma, which is a stable knit suitable for anyone scared of sewing stretch fabric. This is an ideal dress for transitional seasons, as it works well on its own or with wool tights and a fitted top. This pattern includes the templates and instructions.
67. Ava Sun Dress
Get the pattern and instructions here. Download the beautiful Ava dress sewing pattern today, absolutely free. Ava Gardner was a sultry beauty from the 1950s, famous for her femme fatale roles and her marriage to Frank Sinatra.
We think she’d love this glamourous style. Why not try it in classic 50s polka dots? This pattern includes templates and instructions.
68. Brigitte Dress
Download the pattern and instructions here. That’s right, a free dress pattern for you all to download! It’s the gorgeous stripey Brigitte Dress from Love Sewing Mag’s Issue 1 front cover! This pattern includes the templates and instructions.
Download the pattern here. Kristiann of indie pattern brand Victory Patterns shares a project from her beautiful new book where mix-and-match bodice, skirt and sleeve blocks can inspire you to create a truly unique handmade wardrobe. The style possibilities are boundless! Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.
70. Jeanette Dress
Download the pattern and instructions here. Try this stylish jersey dress with eye-catching sleeves. This pattern includes templates and instructions.
Download tutorial here. Twist it, drape it, tie it… one dress, countless ways to wear it, and we’re here to show you how to sew it! Portia Lawrie has designed this convertible wrap dress tutorial for a clever multi-style frock that makes party dressing a doddle. Read on to find out how it’s done…
With a multitude of configurations giving you lots of different looks, this one dress will see you through many parties! Whether you go demure, vampish, classic or asymmetric, this style gives you oodles of options to suit any occasion. What’s more, it’s simple and quick to make. You’re welcome…
Get the pattern here. A flirty flouncer has that button-to-hem flippancy and shows lots of sun-kissed shoulder.
A very easy sundress draft to get you in that tantalizing “island-in-the-sun” attitude.
Go to the pattern here. This is my most favorite summer dress: simple, chic, comfy, lovely. This pattern suits every shape and size, it truly works on everybody. The pattern for this fun little dress is a free download for a limited time.
74. Infinity Dress
Go to the tutorial and pattern instructions here. If you’re anything like me, you’re always searching for a beautiful, well-fitting, versatile dress pattern. Well the infinity dress has got it all! You can wear this amazing dress basically any way you feel comfortable–and it can look like a new dress each time!
75. Soho Maxi Dress
Go to the tutorial here. The SoHo Maxi Dress is perfect for even a beginner sewer. No better way to build your confidence with knits than to jump right in! You can make this!
Go to the pattern instructions here. How to sew a smokin’ hot side tie infinity tube dress in two hours. No pattern needed!
77. Coffee Date Dress – this pattern has been deleted on the Burda site.
Go to the pattern here. In many cases, discover your fabric as inspiration and the theme for the piece begins there. There are so many design ideas you can do with patterned fashion fabric and a bit of elastic.
Take for instance, the Selma dress with an elasticized bodice and striking rope trim makes for a nautical style and fun back by Christopher Deane. Come across your own themed fabric and try this dress draft for summer.
Download the pattern here. This sewing pattern was originally designed and made for a wedding. A friend of mine wanted something unique, delicate and reminiscent of the 1950’s. It was designed and pattern cut in a generic UK10 and then altered to fit her perfectly. The pattern in this download is the original UK size 10 without any bespoke changes.
The finished dress was constructed from a sand-washed, pastel blue satin and looked gorgeous. Its main design feature is a vertical pleat placed just over the bust. It’s a lovely feature as it turns the only dart on the front into a design feature, making the whole dress look seamless. I recommend adding a petticoat and a thin belt to continue that 1950’s flare.
Go to the download page here. Here, this basic shift is elevated by bias tape trimmed edges, a contrasting hem band, bust inset and gathers, and fabric-covered buttons. This version is made of lightweight denim and calico prints.
To keep it drapey, stick to a medium or lightweight fabric. With frock, you’ll be guaranteed to transition your wardrobe into fall with style.
Go to the pattern instructions here. Shirred sundresses with spaghetti straps are a fun wardrobe item. Whether you’re hanging out by the pool or just chilling on a summer day, this dress keeps you looking sweet and fresh all day long.
The border print detail on the fashion model (ASOS Dresses) adds to the shirred bust panel with thin ribbon tie shoulder straps. This is a quick little dress that is easy to whip up in a day without a pattern and looks flattering on most body shapes.
82. Hope Wrap Dress – This dress has been deleted from the Burda site.
83. Cocktail Dress
Go to the pattern page here. This party dress will become an instant favourite and could double up as a little black dress if made using black silk fabric. Take care when working with silk or viscose fabrics as they are very slippery!
84. Shirt Dress – This dress has been deleted from the Burda site.
85. Wedding Dress
Get this stunning pattern here. Making your own wedding dress may seem like quite a challenge, but if you’ve made clothing before it’s very achievable and much cheaper than buying one.
Get the pattern here. The newly iconic Blazer Dress has been powering its way to the forefront of everyone’s wardrobes! And really, who doesn’t want to feel empowered by the way they dress? Bringing a fresh new take on the ‘Women in Menswear’ trend, the Setaria Dress sewing pattern is as versatile as they come.
Get the pattern here! Music and fashion will forever go hand-in-hand. Let’s face it, everyone pulls inspiration from their favorite artists; and, if you’re a fan of ’80s music, like me, I’m sure Prince is likely towards the top of your list too! Between his flamboyant style and hit movie Purple Rain, he had all of us wanting to rock this regal color. Our Bellium Dress free sewing pattern is the perfect way to honor one of the most influential musical artists of all time!
88. Cypress Dress
Get this pretty pattern here. From the crisp shawl collar and self-covered buttons, this stunning A-line dress is flattering for most body shapes!
89. Shirley Dress
Download this gorgeous pattern here! In 1947, Christian Dior changed the fate of fashion with his “New Look” collection, bringing his iconic “fit-and-flare” silhouette into focus. Defining ‘50s fashion was just the beginning of its impact, as it continues making its way into wardrobes today! Personally, I would never pass up the opportunity to add a retro dress to my collection and that’s why The Shirley Dress is, without a doubt, my new favorite.
Grab this fab pattern here. Just when you thought the Gilia Dress free sewing pattern couldn’t get any better, it gets taken up a notch! Our revamped version, in a foil printed ponte, is jam packed with captivating details like lace and striped ribbon. Designing a beautiful dress, capable of storytelling through expressive fabric placement, was my goal for this project.
Inspiration for my take on this dress drew from, none other than, designer, Bryon Lars – I absolutely love how he mixes patterns and textures! Whether you debut your Gilia dress on date night or at a wedding in the city, you’ll instantly spark conversation and certainly want to wear it again and again!
Get this sexy pattern here. For those Sunday afternoons when you’re feeling extra creative and can’t wait to add a new garment to your wardrobe, try out The Vinca Dress sewing pattern!
Follow our lead by using a soft ponte for a look that’s equal parts comfy and chic, or go a step further and be a bit more daring with a dash of something metallic, maybe even opt for a hearty helping of stretch faux leather – anything to make these zippers pop! Not a fan of the bodycon silhouette? Forgo the zippers and make some noise with Mood’s fringe sequin fabrics.
92. Rodanthe Dress
Get this simply stunning dress here. How often do you find yourself dreaming of new garments at the end of Fashion Week? From wide-legged pants to ’40s style pleats, I’m loving all of the throwbacks, but nothing caught my eye quite as much as this ’50s-esque dress from Georges Hobeika’s Spring 2019 Couture Collection.
With its adorable bouncy circle skirt and a gorgeously beaded crop top for a modern twist, I needed something similar in my wardrobe immediately.
The Rodanthe Dress gives off similarly vintage vibes with the added benefit of pockets. Match your accessories to the delicate lace-up top, or skip the additional layer altogether and opt for a simple sweetheart gown perfect in an organdy, faille, or brocade. However you style the Rodanthe, you’re sure to stun!
93. Sagittaria Dress
Download this beautiful pattern here. Sundress season is upon us, ladies, and we have the perfect pattern for you! The Sagittaria Dress will have you ready for all your Spring and Summer festivals. It’s long and layered, perfect in a pleated flowing lace, with a flounce that will have you feeling like a goddess.
Whether you are attending a music festival or checking out a street fair, this dress will provide the perfect mix of style and comfort. Pop on a large leather belt and a crossbody bag for a great weekend look! How awesome would this dress be for a casual private Spring wedding?
Go to this pattern here. Velvet was a runway favorite during the most recent London Fashion Week, with slinky silhouettes emanating from ALEXACHUNG, Emilio de la Morena, and more, which meant it was time for a new free pattern!
Personally, I love the Nineties vibes that come with long velvet gowns, but the Todea Dress sewing pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics to suit your style. Try a silk charmeuse to hop on the lingerie-inspired trend, or opt for a bamboo jersey for chic comfort!
95. Nerine Dress
Download this pattern here. I love the idea of being able to wear one garment to a variety of events with just a simple tweek, and The Nerine Dress is exactly that. With the base of a simple pencil dress that can be perfect for the office, this pattern can instantly transform into a nighttime look with the addition of a detachable skirt that can be worn three different ways. Keep it casual with a form-fitting ponte or up the elegance for a prom or wedding look with a brocade, jacquard, or even sequins!
96. Laurel Dress
Get this super sexy pattern here. Special occasions call for special garments and our next free pattern, the Laurel Dress, is absolutely perfect for a night out on the town! Prepare to be the centre of attention during cocktail hour and the life of the party at your exclusive event.
You’ll sparkle and shine in this long sleeve bodycon dress as Mood Fabrics baby sequin mesh hugs every curve! The plunging neckline is tastefully done, and it’s fully lined in a matching stretch Ponte Roma.
Get this pattern here. A simple silhouette is a must when you want a fabric to speak for itself, and the Laelia Tunic is the perfect versatile pattern for such a project. We paired with with an all-over sequin mesh and included a hem band to make it a great mini-dress option for a night out.
Skip the band though, and you have a fluid tank that’s just begging to be made with a silk print or billowing crepe. However you choose to style your Laelia pattern, you’re sure to stay chic and comfortable!
Get this pattern here. I’ve been doing a lot of historical reading lately. Books on the twenties, the French Revolution, the Victorian Era, anything I can get my hands on. With every passing page, I fantasize about dressing in the garb of the times.
With my body type, I’ve never felt comfortable in a drop waist, and unfortunately, the bustle and corset went out of style over 100 years ago. That leaves me with the vestiges of Victorian style, and I couldn’t be happier with it.
99. Hydrangea Gown
Go to this fab gown pattern here. How often do you find a dress that can travel from season to season without issue? Or find a bridesmaid gown that everyone in your party loves? With a convertible gown, your wardrobe concerns go out the window! The Hydrangea features a simple slip-style dress that can be made out of anything from this rainbow lame to brocade to sequins!
As an added bonus, the pattern also comes with an evening length gathered skirt and separate top, featuring gorgeous statement sleeves that would look stunning in a soft tulle, organza, or even a double georgette! Pair the dress with just the skirt for a sleek gala look, or skip the long skirt and opt for the top on those chillier nights.
My personal favorite aspect of this pattern is its potential for embellishments, especially when Mood has so many exquisite appliqués and rhinestone trims to choose from!
100. Xeranthemum Dress
Download the pattern and instructions here. High fashion in a flash! The Xeranthemum dress exactly what you need for your upcoming dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Its super flattering shape and easy to sew design will make this your key fall wardrobe piece.
You’ll want to wear it everywhere! You can try it in a solid Ponte de Roma for everyday wear or go with a luscious stretch velour, like we did, for a glamorous cocktail vibe. This upcoming holiday season you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank on your wardrobe, while still looking like a million bucks!
101. Ursinia Dress
Download the pattern here. Class up your classic shirt dress with some of those stunning ruffles we’ve been seeing on the runways lately! The Ursinia Dress, a more casual sister to our Ulmus Dress, is ideal for your next summer getaway. Cute, comfortable, and fabulously flirty.
102. Ulmus Dress
Go to the pattern here. Whether you’re strolling the beach in San Tropez, toasting at a wedding, or just chilling at brunch with friends, this feminine, flirty, and versatile pattern is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe! The Ulmus Dress can be made up out of almost any fabric and looks fabulous for both day and night, depending on how you style it.
103. Solandra Gown
Get this fab evening gown pattern here. Designed specifically to showcase the 4-ply silk crepe and coordinating silk chiffon, this gown is fairly quick and simple to sew. There are a couple of seam finishes that you can use– we used French seams, but seam binding or a serger will probably work better with less bulk.
This silhouette is the perfect thing to make you feel stunning and powerful at your next formal occasion. Try a fun pastel for a more day-time wedding look, or a sophisticated darker shade to bring this pattern into autumn.
104. Magnolia Dress
Go to this pattern here. Every time I see a new gown during fashion week, I find myself staring at it and wishing I had a reason to make something similar. Alas, I’ve no red carpets to walk down any time soon, but everyone needs a good cocktail dress in their wardrobe.
Mood is putting out more and more gorgeous embroidered laces recently and I knew while designing The Magnolia Dress (inspired by one of the Marchesa gowns I constantly dream of), I needed to get my hands on some. Like many, this meant doing some budgeting. Luckily, Mood has some stunning satin that you would never guess was polyester!
105. Iberis Gown
Click here to get this fab pattern! As the weather starts to warm and wedding season begins, brides across the country are scrambling. Not only are they trying to find the perfect fit for their own dress, but they also have a gaggle of bridesmaids to dress, each with their own personal sense of style and body shape.
From short, cocktail-style dresses adorned with sequins, to long and lacy ensembles almost as ornate as the bridal gown itself, it can be difficult to find a style that fits each wedding aesthetic. Enter the Iberis Gown, the perfect way to customize your own wedding party’s garments!
106. Hyacinth Gown
Get this stunning pattern here. Chain mail has been hitting the runway and the red carpet pretty hard. With the five gorgeous gals of the Nineties donning chain mail gowns and strutting their stuff alongside Ms. Donatella Versace herself in the Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear show, how could it not?
Even the likes of Michelle Obama and Kendall Jenner have been seen taking part in this stunning metal movement. So when Mood got this exquisite fabric in not just one, but five colors, I knew a dress had to be made. So the Hyacinth Gown came to be, with a billowing swag back and a daring front leg slit.
107. Cosmos Dress
Download the pattern here. The “Little Black Dress” has been synonymous with effortless elegance since what seems like the dawn of time, and it has long been believed that every woman should have at least one in their closet. They can usually be easily dressed up or down, and they’re always meant to make the wearer absolutely shine no matter the occasion.
The Cosmos Dress, our current take on the LBD here at Mood, features a fitted bodice with an invisible back zipper, a partial lace overlay, and a super full skirt complete with over-sized pockets. Really, it might be the perfect dress.
108. Flippy A Line Dress
Download here. The Flippy A-line Dress. It is available here as a completely FREE downloadable PDF and come as a UK size 12 – that’s a US size 8. Don’t worry if this isn’t you – there are tips and measurements for re-resizing it up or down on the Making a Pattern Fit page. It takes 1.5m of fabric.
Download pattern and tutorial here. The Lace Back Shift Dress (a variation on my Bubble Sleeve Dress below No 110) – is a glam but understated party dress with 3/4 length sleeves and a lace panel at the back.
110. Bubble Sleeve Dress
Download the pattern here. The Bubble Sleeve Dress is everything I love in a dress. It’s loose fitting, finishes just above the knee AND has those 3/4 length sleeves that make it a bit special with their pretty bubble at the bottom. It is EASY to make and has no fastening to contend with.
111. Curvy Drape Dress
Download the pattern and instructions here. The Curvy Drape Dress is probably my favourite pattern yet! It is loose fitting but sophisticated and super comfy (yes, it even has an elasticated waist).
112. Handkerchief Maxi
Download the pattern and instructions here. I love a maxi dress with an uneven hemline. They look great when you move and see a flash of leg. This Handkerchief Hem Maxi is an loose fitting throw-on-over-a-swimsuit type of dress.
Get the pattern and instructions here. This dress is a take on the classic black and white dresses by Mary Quant – the originator of the miniskirt and hot pants and a key figure in the Mod fashion movement in London. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, have a look at the60sfashion.com for inspiration on sixties styling.
Get the pattern and tutorial here. This dress looks simple and I can imagine so many great ways to pair colors and create new looks. This dress even has pockets! This looks for someone who is a beginner to intermediate level.
115. Grecian Sundress
Download the pattern and tutorial here. An easy-fitting sundress with shirred midriff in three lengths, perfect for every part of summer. Multi-size for busts 80-104 cm (31.5-41″).
If you are looking for a versatile sundress that can be worn casually, on a date or even to an outdoor wedding this summer, this Grecian Sundress from Tanit-Isis Sews is the perfect pattern for you! It includes instructions for making it shorter and knee length or longer and more of a maxi style.
Go to the tutorial here. This dress is ridiculously easy to make, and just as easy to wear Basically all you’re doing is created two gathered skirts, one the length from your bust to your mid thigh, and the other a mini skirt that just sits around your arms – you then attach them together as shown in the tutorial and away you go!
117. Strapless Dress
Go to the pattern instructions here. I love this dress and am happy to share the how-to with y’all. But I can only show you what I did to make this particular one- I’m not sure how to adjust for different sizes… As is, it’s probably a S (or XS since it fit my little sis so well). However, it was seriously super, super simple and I’m certain it’s not too hard to adjust the sizing.
118. Trapeze Tank Dress
Get the instructions here. Looking for the perfect casual Summer dress pattern? Look no further. The Trapeze Tank Dress is fabulous for throwing on all Summer long, while staying cool in the hot temperatures. Great for every day wear, the trapeze tank dress can also be used as a beach cover up for more conservative dressers. Using soft knit fabric, this dress has a fun swing dress feel – with loads of flow and movement.
119. Ania Maxi Dress
Get the freebie here. This sewing pattern includes step by step photo and instructions to sew jersey using only a regular sewing machine, without an overlocker or a serger. Ania Dress is a comfortable and an easy to wear sleeveless dress, ideal for the holidays. It has a round neckline and a full swishy handkerchief hem.
120. Flapper Style Dress
Go to the instructions here. I love this dress! You can easily wear sandals for a low key look or dress it up with heels and leather jacket for evening…Go for a darling flapper look by adding flats, pearls, and a beaded cardigan.
121. Sexy Dress Pattern
Go to the pattern here. This Valentine’s Day, we have something special for you –something sweet or something racy– with a free sexy dress pattern and tutorial. This dress comes with a warning! Be careful. You may struggle to keep your lover’s hands off you when wearing this..
122. Little Black Dress
Get the pattern here. Recently Updated!
I have been listening to all your comments and feedback and have updated this pattern to now include sewing instructions, recommended fabrics and a newly resized pattern!
Use this pattern to create a elegant little black dress that is so comfy and flattering!
Please visit http://www.thelittleststudio.com for detailed sewing instructions!
Assorted Sleeve Block is an add-on pattern for this bodice! It is available for purchase in my pattern shop!
Go to the free pattern here. A super easy knit dress to make and wear all summer long!
124. Easy Wrap Dress
Go to the pattern here. This free sewing pattern from So Sew Easy is this cute wrap dress pattern. The front has a cross-over bodice with pleats, there’s a straight skirt and an optional elastic waist, with a matching tie belt. Only the bodice wraps over leaving you safe from embarrassing wardrobe malfunction that can happen with wrap skirts.
125. Faviola Summer Dress
Get this fab pattern here! This dress is very easy to make. It does take a bit of effort to prepare the fabric, but once you are ready, it can be sewn in 30 minutes. Make it and try the dress to go the supermarket or take a stroll around the neighborhood and see how many people ask you if you are coming or going to a party.
What are you celebrating today? You! Yes I am wife inside a house, but I’m also a keeper, a cook, a nurse, a mother, a friend, a lover, a woman with many hats. I think this dress says all that.
126. Easy Party Dress
Get the pattern here. If you ever wanted to sew a dress in the morning and wear it that very night or, if like me, you need a last minute project to get your daughter something to wear, or if you just want to get your wardrobe into warm weather mood or need a gift for your grand daughter’s birthday, this project is for you.
This tutorial will show you how to make a very easy party dress and the best part is you won’t have to spend more than $40 dollars making it. Gather your supplies from the list below and meet me at the table. This project is for adventurous beginners and intermediate sewers. Knowledge of box pleat, shirring, zipper and bias tape skills needed.
Download your free pattern here. This dress has a flattering v-neck bustline, an empire waist that fits snuggly around the hips and flatters any figure, and elbow length flutter sleeves. The pattern was drafted to fit a US size 10 or a Burdastyle size 42.
128. Graffiti Dress
Download this great pattern here. This is a super easy summer dress to fill your summer wardrobe!
129. Simple Wrap Dress
Get this super pattern here. A very simple wrap dress pattern, perfect for beginners. I made this absolutely adorable infinity dress in just one afternoon with the knit fabric I found at Mood. The dress can be worn 20 different ways and is perfect for spring and summer!
Get this pattern here. This pattern teaches you how to make a stylish convertible dress in just fifteen minutes. Really. It requires only four seams, and looks deceptively simple before you put it on; the success of the dress lies in the way you wrap the ribbon around your body. This project is easy enough for almost anyone to do – all you need to know is how to sew in a straight line.
It can be worn to fancy occasions or as an everyday dress, depending on the type of fabric that you use and the way you wear it….the sky’s the limit!
131. Easy Summer Dress
Download the pattern here. This is an easy dress pattern for a great summer dress with option to shorten for a top. Made in just a few simple steps, I’ll hold your hand all the way with this one and show you some tips and tricks along to way to help you sew beautifully with knit fabrics.
Styling options – wear it strapless (it includes an elastic back so won’t fall), or with a center halter strap or two straps from the bust or sides. You can also cut this off at hip length and wear it as a top too. It’s up to you.
Pattern in small, medium and large.
132. Triangle Maxi Dress
Download the pattern here. A simple pattern for a simply stunning dress.
The dress is based on the principle of joining four equally drafted triangular shaped pattern pieces that come together at the shoulders and falls gracefully to the hemline. To give it a bit more shape, cinch in the waist with an elastic casing or wrap a fashionable belt around the waist.
Get the pattern here. This dress fits the half-scale dress forms I designed. Check out my other patterns for the patterns to make a half scale dress form.
Download the pattern here. Make an designer inspired mixed stripe dress for summer!
135. Beach Dress
Get the pattern here. This is my interpretation of the 60s 3 armhole dress. I drafted it from looking at the various patterns for it and then made it up from an old tablecloth!!! The dress itself is cut in one piece and its a full front, full back and then another piece that wraps around and is held in place by ‘3rd’ armhole, you can also belt it and you can wear the wrap to the front or back.
Original Blog post for the dress is at on my blog http://www.upsew.ie
Get the pattern here. The t-shirt dress pattern is a part of my attempt to make a summer wardrobe that is both easy to make and easy to wear. The t-shirt dress is the perfect item to make when you only have a couple of hours to spare and are in need of something practical to hang around in the warm summer days.
137. Brasilia Dress
Get this vintage pattern here. The pattern is free, available at one size only in a downloadable PDF format. The finished measurements are: Bust: 95cm Waist: 78.5cm Hips:103cm. The pattern has minimum ease and no seam allowances.
Pattern details, cutting layout and grading information can be found at http://houseofpinheiro.blogspot.co.uk.
Download it here. The sewing pattern is available for instant download.
139. Silk Wrap Dress
Get it here. Pretty wrap dress to dress up or down.
140. Shift Dress
Get it here. Sewing a stylish shift dress is surprisingly simple with this how-to from Summer Phoenix and Ruby Canner, owners of the Some Odd Rubies vintage store.
141. Ruched Empire Dress
Go to the instructions here. Sometimes dresses are so gorgeous they can be intimidating to imagine making it yourself but just take a calm look. Their beauty is in the fabric and in the most simple way all you need to do is add a little basic sewing skill.
142. Satin Mini Dress
Download here. Use this pattern for formal evening wear, prom dresses or a super fun summer dress!
Get it here. Make this for an evening out!
144. Wedding Dress
Get this stunning pattern here. Pretty wedding gown with short train.
Download it here. Make one for an evening out or style it for a summer’s day!
Go to the pattern here. Here’s a sewing tutorial so you can sew your own Summer Dreams strapless ruffled maxi dress.
Download instructions here. Effortlessness and the flow of luxurious fabrics were cited as the most important elements of this autumn/winter 2008-9 shows. The theme continuing on the shoulders and defining the silhouette at the hips, while the simple eveningwear dresses were long, figure-hugging and draped sensually over the body.
Simple textures and technically brilliant structures, like the gown by Oscar de la Renta, make this a simple and yes, “patternless” couture project.
148. Blue Evening Dress
Get it here. Beautiful formal dress with one shoulder strap and leg slit.
149. Dress with Beads
Get it here. Make this easy cocktail dress and adorn the bust with beads or use a sequinned fabric for these pieces for a stunning designer finish.
Download it here. A fun and fabulous trend from the runway that works for all “non-model” body shapes! Baby-doll dresses, with their forgiving fit and romantic feel, are the smart choice for balmy summer weather. Flirty, flowy, and feminine, they are a perfect staple for work, weekend, or travel.
Wear with flat sandals for day and transform for night with strappy stiletto heels or wedges. For instant effortless style, choose one in a bold, solid color or floral print, like this one from Nicole Miller at Bloomingdale’s.
152. Beach Picnic Dress
Get the pattern here. This dress is Bootie short, I mean WAY to short for anything other than going to the beach. I made another and added about six inches and a belt and love wearing it for everyday outings. If you would prefer to have something for everyday use just slap on those extra inches 🙂
154. DIY Bi Colour Dress
155. Wrap Dress
157. Dress with Ruche
158. Tiered Gown
Download the pattern here. Among the occasion gowns, a tiered empire-waisted number is always a standout with its elegant double-ruffled flounce. In coral silk taffeta, it’s unmistakably Oscar.
159. Hot Mess Mommy Dress
Go to the pattern here. “So I found this fabric on ultra clearance at Joanne’s and I thought it could be pretty fabulous. I was in the mood to sew while little S was napping but didn’t have a pattern so I just started cutting and sewing and this is what I came up with.
Note my husband’s mad picture taking skills that created a shadow to make me look ten pounds thinner then I have in years. Love him.”
161. Museum Tunic
162. Convertible Dressing
Get it here. Here’s a clever little idea…convertible clothing. This dress works double duty as a skirt. It’s ideal for weekend wear or travel wear. It’s functional and versatile at the same time.
166. Beginner Maxi Dress
Go to the instructions here. I started out by making a top by Natalie at the Hungry Hippie. It is super easy and I love it. I was wearing that top one day, and talking with a friend, and she said – why not just extend it and make it into a dress? So that’s what I did!
Check out Natalie’s tutorial for making the top, then come back here to see how I changed it into a dress.
Go to the instructions here. “This is my favourite time of year. It’s October in Australia! The days are warmer and I spend alot of time in my bathers. This means my wardrobe changes to mostly kaftans and slip dresses. This week I made one from a vintage seersucker tablecloth and some old doileys.”
169. Simple Maxi Dress
Get the instructions here. I enjoyed wearing my blue maxi dress so much that I just had to make another, and this time in a light weight knit. And I thought you might like to make one too, so here’s a tutorial for you!
170. Tiered Dress
172. Wedding Dress
Go to the tutorial here. I love how comfortable this is, I actually wore it for a friend’s (informal-outdoor) wedding. We danced all night and I could have not being more comfortable. The whole project took me about 2 hours and I would say 1 and a half were ruffle making.
Get it here. This elegant dress is so easy, it can be sewn in 11 speedy seams.
175. Lace Top Dress
176. Wedding Dress
177. Golden Age Dress
Go to the instructions and download page here. This dress pattern has been specially created for the Golden Age of Couture website. It is based on a 1950s ready to wear dress from the V&A collection and has been sized for modern day UK sizes 10, 12 and 14.
The pattern is designed for you to download and print at home on A4 paper, or at a printer’s on larger sized paper. You must then assemble the printed sheets to form the pattern. Full instructions on this are given in the Pattern Instructions.
Get it here. I’ve been wanting to make a casual dress out of cotton knit for a while. And I’ve really wanted to use some navy blue knit my MIL found for me a while back.
180. Long Dress with Yoke
181. Dress with Drapery
183. Long Dress
185. Petit Black Dress
Go to the tutorial here. This dress/skirt is made with rows of ruching for lots of elastic-ey stretch, and a hidden drawstring so you can easily adjust the fit depending on how you plan on wearing it. The drawstring also ensures that if a toddler pulls on your dress/skirt, it won’t fall down!
187. Empire Waist Dress
Go to the tutorial here. I made this dress from a shirt that was a little too boxy for my body and some additional jersey knit yardage. The dress will take you only about an hour to complete and is great practice for sewing with knits. This dress could certainly be made the exact same way for a non-pregnant person and would be just as cute! So let’s jump in the ring and let the battle begin…
188. Twirly Sundress
Go to the tutorial here. This is a guest post from the Summer Sundress Series over at Melly Sews. She had a different sundress every day during the month of June, so if you want some great ideas, head over and check them out. As I was brainstorming ideas for a dress, I kept coming back to the idea of using a circle skirt for the bottom. My daughter loves her striped circle skirt, and I wanted to join in the fun. You’re never to old to twirl!
Get the pattern and tutorial here. This dress does not provide full nursing coverage, but does provide access to nurse. The jacket can be pulled up on one side, and dress section down, allowing mom and baby to nurse. A nursing cover or blanket can be used to provide more privacy.
190. Winter Shirt Dress
Go to the tutorial here. I taught a class a few weekends ago to the girls in my Relief Society on how to make my t-shirt dresses. I created a handout with step-by-step instructions, and showed them how to cut out and attach each of the pieces. I created this dress in the class, and figured that I would share it with you all as well.
Since we are now in full fledged winter mode, I decided to use a long-sleeve black top, and paired with some grey linen I picked up at the LA fabric district.
191. Dress with Veil
192. Thrifty Summer Dress
Go to the tutorial here. Read the thrifty story behind this dress!
193. Asian Dress
If you need a 1920s-style party frock for a teen girl, this tip from Ruth Wyeth Spears describes how to whip up a lovely petal-skirted dress. Just get a few yards of crepe de chine in a lovely color and in no time you can have your girl looking chic for a summer party!
The simplicity of the design amazes me – Ruth’s techniques require no pattern and allow you to fit the dress to wearer. Don’t be held back by the idea that this is a young girl’s dress – I think it would work for any age!
Get the pattern here. We are very pleased to present our first Rockabilly dress pattern to you. The great advantage of this dress has a perfect fit due to the elastics in the back side of the bodice. We suggest to sew a trial of the front side upfront to achieve best results with the final fabric. We wish you a lot of fun while sewing based on our Katjusha pattern.
Go to the instructions here. I made this simple dress without a pattern.
197. Elsa Dress Pattern
Get the pattern here. Size 36.
198. Audra Tunic Dress
Download the free pattern here. Audra is a great starter tunic for our lagenlook layering style, (wear it with the Plinka Pants), or as a simple tunic dress for summer days.
Fabric is light linen, rayon or cotton voile.
We used linen gauze for the under skirt.
199. Priscilla Slip Dress
Download this great pattern here. Priscilla is a darling simple slip dress with drawstring channels at the front chest and back, with a long tie! Optional Ruffle Hemline.
Get this vintage pattern here. “The skirt is double, each part being trimmed with the fringe. The body has a square berthe, above which a full chemisette of lace or clear muslin is seen.
The berthe itself is trimmed at the top and bottom with a row of the ribbon and finished with fringe, while bows of ribbon are placed on the shoulders and at intervals around it. The body is pointed equally before and behind and the sleeves are extremely short and trimmed like the berthe.”
Download this pattern here. “This dress is drafted in nine (9) pieces, namely: front, back, yoke, collar, sleeve, standing collar, and three skirt portions.
Download here. The embroidery plays a very important part in the scheme of this dress. But it is not indispensable – any of the many appliqué trimmings provided in artistic shops being suitable; or again, an under-dress of contrasting colour, with corselet affair of the same, may be relied upon in its simplicity.
Still the touch of handwork gives immense distinction. A fairly coarse form of ribbon embroidery gives a speedy and effective appearance, but that of simple silks, into which a few imitation gems of good quality and a hint of glitter in the form of gold or silver thread is perhaps themost lovely.
203. Freja Dress
Get it here. The Freja Dress is the first sewing pattern I released to my subscribers.
And you too can get it for free 🙂
204. Kaftan Dress
Go to the pattern tutorial here. We love a kaftan. Its the perfect combination of effortless summer style and practicality – loose, breezy and yet somehow classy! And quite frankly, if it’s good enough for Elizabeth Taylor, it’s good enough for us!
205. Copen Top & Dress
Get the pattern here. Make Copen. A simple yet stylish shift dress or top. With a classic neckline, bust darts and optional waist darts, Copen is quick to make and easy to personalise. Great for learning or practising essential dressmaking techniques this pattern covers how to sew darts and contour darts, insert an invisible zipper, introduce sleeves and attach a professional facing.
Go to it here. The construction on this maxi dress is not too hard especially if you have made one of my Classic Tees before. In fact, I’d recommend making one of the tees first, especially if you are new to sewing. As for this dress, cutting out the pieces is definitely the most time consuming part, so don’t get intimidated.
207. Orla Dress
Get the free download here. I wanted to make a simple style for my first pattern, following her wise words of not biting off more than you can chew in the beginning. This makes a lot of sense, because making a PDF pattern actually is quite a mammoth task, and pretty overwhelming initially! (and I didn’t even include photos/ illustrations with my instructions!… sorry guys, next time).
Go to the pattern download here. Whether you’re dressing to the nines or opting for a comfy frock, this 1950s-style prom dress courtesy of The Vintage Pattern Selector has you covered with its flattering box pleats and sweet neckline details – just one of the 15 retro-inspired sewing patterns available from this book.
We recommend choosing a medium-weight cotton in a block colour for a classic evening dress, or try a fun print for a lighter garden frock. Download this special pattern for free and pencil in a date with your sewing machine.
209. Pleated Summer Dress
Get it here. Swing into summer with this perfect pleated dress! Download this exclusive Peppermint pattern created for us by In The Folds and sew your own from linen or cotton.
And there you have it! There are plenty of patterns above to keep you busy for years to come!
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