Free Summer Dress Patterns | Top sewing patterns from around the web

We’ve found some great free Summer dress patterns around the web – Spring might be late in coming this year but now that the weather is picking up it’s time to put your Winter wardrobe into hibernation and whip up some of these bright and breezy summer dresses!


Make your own simple maxi-dress

This fantastic simple maxi-dress design from Made It On Monday is just perfect for Summer and shouldn’t take too long to sew up. There’s also a blue variation with a corded neckline.

You’ll need some lightweight knit fabric, as well as a zip, threads and of course, sewing needles. Full instructions are provided in the blog tutorial, along with plenty of clear photos, so these summer dress patterns should be quite easy to follow.

Summer dress patterns - how to sew a maxi dress

 Strapless summer dress patterns

Kojo Designs has a great sew-along tutorial for making a pretty blue strapless summer dress, easy to wear and perfect for sunny evenings.

This dress design was apparently inspired by a strapless tie dress from GAP, so it’s got some serious street-cred! You’ll be needing some lightweight fabric and lining fabric, as well as elastic, a sewing machine and some general sewing supplies.

Summer dress patterns - sew your own strapless dress

Upcycle last year’s look with this DIY tank top design

If you fancy a really creative project, and have some old garments begging for a new lease of life, why not try this nifty DIY design from Bored & Crafty? You’ll be needing a sewing machine again for this one, as well as an old top and skirt that you will sew together to create your new summer dress. You’ll also need to know how to sew a hem.

Summer dress patterns - upcycle this tank top summer dress

If you loved these Summer dress patterns and want even more inspiration…

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