There are hundreds of free dress patterns available on the internet covering a vast range of styles. Here at Sewing for Beginners we have found 10 free dress patterns with instructions for different dresses.
Most of these patterns are suitable for beginners, but a couple of them require a little bit of experience. However, as long as you can follow step-by-step instructions they are projects worth sewing. You need never have nothing to wear again, and depending on your choice of fabric you can create dresses for all seasons and events.
10 Free Dress Patterns:
Little Black Dress Pattern
This off-the-shoulder, beautifully fitting, little black dress is a must have addition to any wardrobe. The instructions are easy-to-follow and have step-by-step photographs. The pattern is easily ordered, free, from the link on the site. Suitable for anyone with some sewing experience.
Wrap Dress Sewing Pattern
Wrap top dresses are always in season and this pattern is easy to follow with lots of photographs for each stage. The instructions are very detailed and simple to understand. This project is suitable for anyone with some sewing experience and is a project that is worth the time needed to complete it.
Bodice Dress Pattern
This sewing pattern is for a low necked bodice dress with a variable skirt length… it is suitable for turning into a summer throw-over or can be created as a more formal evening-wear gown. The instructions provided are fairly basic but are easy to follow. Not suitable for a novice sewist.
This dress pattern looks really good whilst being strait forward to sew. The pattern comes as a printable file which needs some careful putting together but then it’s a simple sew. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and there are lots of clear photographs showing all the detail, such as the darts around the neckline.
Vintage Dress Pattern
If you are looking for a sophisticated vintage dress pattern then this is the one for you. There is a link within the site to the pattern and instructions. This is not a project for a novice as the instructions are not very detailed, but if you have some experience then you will be able to complete this project, bringing a touch of class to your wardrobe.
Flutter Skirt Dress
This is a lovely pattern for a light and flowing summer dress which does not require too many pieces to make it. The instructions are not illustrated with photographs but are easy to follow. For days on the beach or for lazing by the pool this dress is ideal.
For a fun party feel there is nothing more appropriate than structured bodice dresses with lots of frills. This dress design has all these features and comes with a downloadable printable pattern. It is a project suitable for someone with some sewing experience who understands pattern directions without requiring step-by-step photographs.
Tricia Dress Pattern
This dress is a simple design and easy to sew – suitable for all levels of sewing ability. The pattern is easy to print and join together and the instructions are simple to follow. By using a heavier fabric, you can make a winter dress to wear over a shirt for office days.
This is a beautiful dress with a bodice with a ‘v’ shaped detail. The instructions are illustrated with lots of photographs and easy to follow. This dress is great for wearing out for a casual day, shopping or to the office.
Maxi Dress Pattern
This is a easy dress pattern which is suitable for a first time dress-maker or someone with more experience. The pattern is very easy and there is not too much sewing. A perfect sew for an afternoon before heading out to enjoy the summer weather.