When I first got into sewing my own clothing, I dreamed one day of making my own dresses. I’ve come a long way since then and I want to show you these 35+ Free Dress Patterns For Women! You guys know that I love making my own perfectly fitting clothing and doing so over the years has really helped my confidence. These fun and flirty dress patterns are just what you need to refresh your own wardrobe and boost your confidence while looking absolutely fabulous. I have personally used these dress patterns to make every dress you see below at least once, some multiple times. There is something for everyone. If you are unsure of the dress type you might want then check out our post on different types of dresses that will help you decide. From flirty date night dresses to simple t-shirt dresses, there is a pattern to suit your style. As always, if you need to scale the free pattern up or down, be sure to check out our pattern grading guide so you can get the perfect fit. I used a variety of fabrics and colors, so get creative and have fun! I love sewing and can’t wait to show you these dresses. Grab a snack and a pen so you can write down which ones you are going to make next!
These free sewing patterns pdfs are easy for you to download and print your favorites and start sewing today. Wanting to sew one of these dresses in a smaller size or a bigger size? Then check out our post on How to Scale a pattern up and down. Each individual sewing project has its own list of required materials so be sure to check out the main post to get all the details. The list below will give you a great starting point. Replenish your printer paper and get ready to print out these free patterns! Let’s get started!
Sewing Supplies You’ll Need:
- Matching Thread
- Optional Rotary Cutter & Mat
- Measuring tape
- Thread nippers
- Sewing machine
- Fabric marker
Free Dress Patterns you will love
35 Free Dress Patterns For Women
First on our list of free dress patterns for women is this shift dress. Designed in the 20s, this classic will never go out of style. It has plenty of room for you to move and is simple to sew. It is a great dress to sew as your first.
If you looking for a dress for warm weather, this slip dress is hard to beat. This dress has a shorter cut in the front and I made the straps from fabric although you could use webbing or other binding if you prefer. This dress is great for any date night or a night out,
This shirred maxi dress is one I experimented with. You can make this with the standard maxi length hem or use the pattern to make the shorter ruffle hem. I love this dress and it fits so well. If you've had trouble with strapless dresses in the past, this pattern makes it easy to make your own perfectly fitting strapless dress!
This spaghetti strap dress fits close to the chest and is a bit looser at the waist and hip, giving it a flattering shape. This is one of our easier dresses to sew so you could do this in well under an hour depending on your skill level. Simple and cute.
How To Make An Easy Peasant Dress!
When it comes to free sewing patterns for a peasant dress they can be tough to find. This vintage inspired style is a dress that works for all body shapes. Save money by grabbing this pattern and start sewing for summer.
Beautiful Princess Seam Dress Pattern
Summer dress patterns like this enable you to sew an adorable dress. I love the skirt length and this pattern features princess seams, for a fitted, feminine silhouette that’s timeless and simply beautiful. You will enjoy this summer dress tutorial.
If you are looking for a full-length dress, this tiered maxi dress is for you! This may look like a skirt because of the different color bodice, but this is one piece. You don't have to worry about a top coming untucked or anything. Perfect for work or more formal settings.
The Everyday Dress sewing pattern + tutorial
This dress pattern is for a versatile everyday dress, that’s perfect for wearing around the house or doing errands - or anything you do every day! Enjoy this easy sewing tutorial.
Tank DIY Dress
Love a good tank top but want a flirty dress, too? No fear! This cute tank dress pattern is super simple to make and it's simply perfect for a hot day. Enjoy making this free sewing pattern.
Wide-Strap Maxi Dess
This is a free dress pattern that has instructions to create a comfortable and easy maxi dress featuring wide straps, perfect for summer days. Grab your free pattern today.
Free Sexy Dress Pattern
A teasing and alluring dress pattern designed to be a provocative outfit, perfect for Valentine's Day or anytime you want to feel that flirty feminine style. If you enjoy sewing dresses then give this flirty number a try.
Orchard Top Dress
Grab your fabric and matching thread and make your own dress. This beautiful dress has two options: a charming top or a full-length dress, both inspiring the tranquility of spring and summer breezes.
This trapeze dress can be sewn in a few short steps and is a summer staple for me. I like the wider shoulder straps and the way the dress tapers out at the bottom. I made this with fabric that had some stretch to it and it is so comfortable! We are about halfway through this list of 10+ free dress patterns for women!
Free Ruffle Sleeve DIY Dress Tutorial
A fantastic guide includes a free sewing pattern with a playful ruffle sleeve detail, and a detailed tutorial to ensure the process is smooth and enjoyable for even a beginning sewist to make this stylish dress.
The “Housewife” Summer Dress
A simple yet chic pattern named Faviola, was designed to create a quintessential "housewife" summer dress, with a vintage aesthetic. that you will love wearing. Plus it is totally free to sew for your next project.
Oh Deer Sundress Tutorial
This "Oh Deer" tutorial for a playful and comfortable sundress is absolutely ideal for warm summer days. Grab this sewing pattern and fabric for the perfect opportunity to make a sewing project you will love.
The Perfect for Work Dress Pattern
A free pattern that focuses on an ideal work dress, emphasizing professional style without sacrificing comfort. This is a figure flattering make if you love to sew dresses.
New Ruby Dress in Extended Sizes
The versatile Ruby dress pattern is available in extended sizes, ensuring inclusivity and the perfect fit for all body types while emphasizing the beauty of the dress. Free sewing patterns like this one can be hard to find which is why we are sharing this sewing tutorial with you.
This next dress pattern helps you create a dress with a classic style. The familiar lines and cut will make it look great on anyone. I love this timeless design. This is one of the many free patterns you can download.
Portia Party Dress
An elegant dress, characterized by a sophisticated yet comfortable fit perfect for a special occasion or holiday parties. The Portia is stunning in its simplicity with flirty lines that will make this your go to dress.
Vintage Dress Pattern
A free pattern for the Bette dress, capturing the charm and elegance of vintage fashion. It is as beautifully timeless as you’d expect for a flirty dress pattern! I enjoy this sewing pattern when it comes to dress sewing as it is universally flattering.
Tulip Dress DIY
This is a figure flattering dress that uses knit fabric. It is characterized by its unique silhouette that resembles the bloom of a tulip, creating a gorgeous wrap-look so effortlessly. Add this one to your stash of free patterns.
Off The Shoulder Beach Dress
When it comes to free dress sewing patterns this pattern takes the cake for an off-the-shoulder beach dress that is absolutely perfect for relaxed summer vibes and sunny beach outings.
Thie wrap dress is so cute! You're sure to turn heads with this unique dress. The pattern includes the belt piece so you can have a complete look. So fun!
Chanel Little Black Dress - Free Sewing Pattern
Absolutely stunning free black dress sewing pattern inspired by the timeless elegance of Chanel, with detailed instructions to create your very own little black dress, or pink, red, or green! Start this DIY dress tutorial today.
If you are looking for something elegant, this full-length one-piece maxi dress fits the bill. I added a belt to accent it and I think it looks great. It's the perfect dress for formal occasions.
Perfect Beach Dress for Summer Fun
Looking for the ultimate beach dress, designed for comfort, breathability, and style? Then look no more as this is the perfect for seaside fun in the summer sun. When it comes to simple dresses this one is a great DIY.
If you are wanting something a bit more casual that is still cute, nothing beats a t-shirt dress. This dress is super comfortable and great to wear anywhere. I sometimes use this as my swimsuit cover-up to go some the beach right to dinner.
Brief Encounter Dress
A simple dress pattern inspired by the classic film "Brief Encounter" is available for free with an easy-to-follow sewing tutorial for creating an elegant, timeless dress. Add this one to your free sewing patterns.
Pretty Party Dress
A feminine and elegant party dress, perfect for special occasions or evening soirees, this dress is so simple to make and definitely worth the time and effort. If you enjoy sewing clothing you will have fun with this make.
This pinafore dress pattern requires that you pair it this a cute top, but that just means you have more styling options. Make this to go with your favorite top or make it so you can mix and match.
FIFTIES-STYLE PROM DRESS
A pattern published by Peppermint Magazine that revisits the glamor of the 1950s for a prom dress that showcases the iconic style of the era, but is timeless in its elegance! This is one of the many free patterns you can download.
Mara Lounge Dress: Free Pattern
Enjoy this free dress pattern that Focuses on the design of a comfortable lounge dress, emphasizing relaxation and leisure without compromising on style, this lounge dress is simply stunning and rather fun to make and wear!
Love ruffles? This flapper dress is for you! Comfortable and it has plenty of room for you to move it. Don't be intimidated by the design. The pattern makes it so easy to cut out your fabric so all you have to do is sew a few straight lines.
The Alcoy Dress Pattern!
The Alcoy Dress also known as raglan (baseball) style knit dress is designed to be the quickest way to get dressed in the warmer months. My friends tell me it is one of their favorite sewing projects.
Free Ladies Qipao Cheongsam Pattern
A free sewing pattern to create a Qipao or Cheongsam, a traditional Chinese dress known for its elegant and form-fitting silhouette. This is truly stunning and would make a gorgeous party dress option with a unique flare.
Last on our list of free dress patterns for women is the one I wear the most. The little black dress is a date night staple and this one is my favorite because it fits and flatters me perfectly. My husband loves it.
We hope you enjoyed these 35+ free dress patterns for women. Be to grab your favorite free sewing pattern and make your own DIY dress. Also, let us know which ones are your favorite. I love a new dress just as much as the next girl and these sewing patterns are a great starting point for starting your own DIY wardrobe.
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