I don’t know about you, but when it’s scorching hot in the Summer, all I want to do is wear comfortable, summery dresses. That’s why I’ve put together this post of 15 free Summer dress sewing patterns for women.

Dresses are a lot of fun to sew together, and thankfully, there are many lovely styles to choose from. Once you have found the perfect fabric, you can start sewing beautiful dresses for your summer wardrobe.

Although I love supporting pattern designers because I, too, am a small indie pattern designer, it can be nice to find some free projects as well.

Did you know that here on my blog, you can find many amazing free sewing tutorials for clothing and other projects too?

Anyway, I have spent hours searching the internet for this list of beautiful free dress sewing patterns so you can get creative for less.

Save the pin below so you can keep coming back to this list!

collage of free summer dress sewing patterns

More Free Sewing Patterns:

If you find yourself with decision fatigue (like myself ugh!) on which styles to make for your body shape or vibe, check out my helpful guides below. I talk about shape, style, cut and lots more!

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.

15 Free Summer Dress Patterns to Sew

1. Rozelle Slip Dress

Let’s start off with a goodie. This relaxed, silky, comfy, beautiful slip dress is at the top of my Summer dress list. It’s elegant but can be easily dressed up or down depending on the day’s agenda.

Sizing: Bust sizing = 81cm (32″) – 144 (57″).
Pattern Type: PDF sewing pattern (download it for free or choose what you pay to support the magazine).
Sewing Level: Intermediate.

2. Off the Shoulder Dress

This super simple dress by Leanne Barlow is just a few rectangles sewn into a beautiful, summery dress. With an elasticated off-the-shoulder bodice, this style is so cool and relaxed.

Sizing: Custom to fit you.
Pattern Type: This is a DIY tutorial, but the instructions are simple. You use your body measurements to make this dress fit you. It is just a few rectangular pieces of fabric.
Sewing Level: Advanced beginner.

3. The Bardon Dress

I have included this Bardon dress by Elbe Textiles before, but it’s such a staple summer dress. This style is perfect for those warm Summer days thanks to its comfortable sleeveless bodice and floaty gathered skirt with side pockets (yes, I know, exciting!).

Sizing: Available in 12 sizes with the smallest bust being 74cm up to 129cm.
Pattern Type: Printable PDF pattern.
Sewing Level: Beginner.

4. Wide Strap Maxi Dress

This super breezy and relaxed maxi dress features supportive wide straps and a long floaty body. And yes, this dress also features pockets, yay! Perfect for running errands or relaxing on the beach.

Sizing: 76cm (30″) – 131cm (51.5″).
Pattern Type: Printable PDF pattern (download it for free or choose what you pay to support the magazine).
Sewing Level: Advanced beginner.

5. Wrap Dress with Puff Sleeves

diy wrap dress

My puff sleeve DIY wrap dress sewing tutorial is a fun way to learn how to adapt my Camille top sewing pattern into a new garment. I share full step-by-step details on how to create a wrap dress and sew it together to fit you. This flattering style is super comfortable to wear on those warmer Summer days at the beach. Throw it on over your bikini, or wear it out to a relaxed dinner.

Sizing: 6-22 UK sizing.
Pattern Type: This is a pattern adaptation tutorial for the Camille top pattern adapted into a dress.
Sewing Level: Advanced beginner.

6. Bowen Relaxed Dress

This relaxed dress has a loose and comfortable fit with trendy ruffled sleeves. The best part is, you can wear it on both sides! It’s a versatile and stylish piece that’s perfect for warm summer days.

Sizing: 80cm (31.5″) – 146cm (57.5″)
Pattern Type: Printable PDF pattern (download it for free or choose what you pay to support the magazine).
Sewing Level: Beginner.

7. Reversible Dress Sewing Pattern

This reversible dress pattern is simple and elegant. The tank dress can be worn in two ways, with buttons in the front or down the back, giving you two neckline options. If you need a versatile dress to wear to work or the beach on hot summer days, this is perfect.

Sizing: US 0/2 to 12/14 – 16/18 to 28/30.
Pattern Type: Printable PDF sewing pattern with sewing instructions found here.
Sewing Level: Beginner.

8. Faux Wrap Maxi Dress

There is nothing better than an easy, breezy dress that can be worn from the beach to dinner. This dress is one of those styles. With a lovely wrap look bodice and pleated, split skirt I know this dress is a winner.

Sizing: Custom to fit you.
Pattern Type: This is a DIY tutorial, but the instructions are very clear. You use your body measurements to make this dress fit you perfectly.
Sewing Level: Advanced beginner.

9. Camisole Sundress Sewing Pattern

This camisole sundress is my definition of the perfect summer dress. It has thin straps, a fitted bodice, and a flowy skirt with pockets. If you make this dress in linen or cotton fabrics, it will keep you cool so that you can stay comfortable on hot days.

Sizing: US 0/2 to 12/14 – 16/18 to 28/30.
Pattern Type: Printable PDF sewing pattern with sewing instructions found here.
Sewing Level: Beginner.

10. Simple Tiered Maxi Dress

My tiered maxi dress tutorial is perfect for Summertime with a cami-style bodice and floaty skirt style. This dress is designed to fit you perfectly, and you can easily create your own measurements with my simple instructions. The best part is that there are no complicated fastenings like zips, buttons or elastic involved, making it super easy to sew together.

Sizing: Made to fit you.
Pattern Type: This is a DIY sewing tutorial to make the dress fit you.
Sewing Level: Advanced beginner.

11. Luana Apron Dress

The Luana apron dress is giving major cottagecore vibes. I love that the back features a pretty crossover, which is so elegant. This style can be paired with a light t-shirt to cover up your back if you prefer.

Sizing: US 0/2 to 12/14 – 16/18 to 28/30.
Pattern Type: Printable PDF sewing pattern with sewing instructions found here.
Sewing Level: Beginner.

12. Shirred Tie-Strap Dress

Kate Eva from the Instagram sewing community makes so many beautiful dresses. She has even shared a tutorial for her beautiful shirred dress style that includes lovely tie-up strappy sleeves.

Sizing: Made to measure.
Pattern Type: DIY pattern according to your measurements.
Sewing Level: Beginner.

13. DIY Ruffle Dress

I love Daisy’s easy tutorials. This ruffle dress is almost waste-free and super fun to make. She includes a pattern layout so you can cut out your fabric to your measurements. This means it will be made to fit you!

Sizing: Made to fit you.
Pattern Type: DIY pattern according to your measurements.
Sewing Level: Beginner.

14. Midi Wrap Dress

Merricks Art has shared this flattering midi wrap dress tutorial, which is a lovely fit. Wrap styles are my favourite because they are so flattering around the waist on my body shape (I’m a pear!).

Sizing: Made to fit you.
Pattern Type: DIY pattern according to your measurements.
Sewing Level: Beginner.

15. Half Sleeve Dress Sewing Pattern

This simple, comfortable 3/4 sleeve dress is relaxed and charming. If you prefer to wear dresses with sleeves then this dress is perfect for summer.

Sizing: US 0/2 to 12/14 – 16/18 to 28/30.
Pattern Type: Printable PDF sewing pattern with sewing instructions found here.
Sewing Level: Beginner.

Conclusion

The internet is full of talented designers who generously share their free dress patterns. With 14 amazing free summer dress patterns to choose from, there’s something for everyone to sew.

Let me know in the comments below which dress you want to sew!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *