8 Adorable Free Little Girl Dress Patterns

Sew adorable girl dresses using these 8 free girls dress patterns. Summertime is the perfect time of the year to sew a dress. In addition to my popular list of 5 Cute Girls Skirt Free Patterns (here), I'm showing you 8 free girls dress patterns with tutorials for adorable girls dresses. Can you imagine anything cuter than a girl in a new handmade summer dress?

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You might not have known this, but there's tons of FREE sewing project ideas on this site you might want to check out, too:

Some are total beginner sewing projects, a few are a bit more advanced. Either way, you won't be able to resist them (neither could I!).

And as you may have noticed, I have spent too much time on Pinterest (again!), searching for a cute little girls' dress to make for my daughter this summer. You won't believe how quickly I got stuck, there is simply too much cuteness and too many free patterns to try out! Eeep, I'd love to try them all! 

So I ended up making a selection of my favorite ones, and thought to myself - why not make a nice list, both for me and for my blog readers. So here they are, all these free summer dress patterns nicely lined up, the cutest little girls dresses with free patterns for me and you to make. I'm having a hard time deciding which one is my favorite. Which one is yours?

Oh, and before I forget, there's not just free patterns, there's also a step-by-step sewing tutorial included with each one. Try them out and make adorable summer dress for your girl!

1) The sewVery Sunny Dress

One of my favorites! You can sew up this dress in just an hour or two and make a little girl in your life very happy! The free pattern comes in sizes 6,7, and 8.

2) The Rose Dress Pattern

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The Rose Dress Pattern by Mary Martha Mama

Perfect for your little princess! This free pattern comes in size Newborn - 3 mths.

3) Janey Jump Around Dress

This one is too, one of my favorite girl's dresses and I couldn't resist adding it. You can get the free pattern in sizes 6 months to 10 years. Try it out and sew one out of one of the adorable Peek-A-Boo's jersey prints (here)!

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4) Girls Sun Dress Pattern

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Sun Dress Pattern and tutorial by DIY Crush

This easy panelled sun dress comes in sizes 0-24 months. Totally beginner-friendly!

6) Free Girls' Halter Dress Pattern

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Free Girls Halter Dress Pattern and tutorial by Rock the Stitch

Make a lovely summer dress which can double as a perfect special occasion dress. So elegant!

3) Flutter Sleeve Dress (And Top) Pattern

So lovely - and easy to sew! The beginner-friendly tutorial and free pattern for a girl's top AND dress pattern come in size 4. I can't decide on what's cuter, so I suggest you make both! Love it!

7) Free Girls Knot Swing Dress Pattern

An easy kids summer dress to make, a free pattern, and such adorable illustrations in the tutorial! I'm already searching for a watermelon print for this one! Already searching for a summer print like this one? Me too! I've just found these at Peek-A-Boo Fabric Shop:

Citrus Surprise Cotton
Watercolor Mermaid Scales Cotton

8) Simple Girls Striped Dress/Tunic

So simple, yet adorable! Pattern in two sizes, 18 months up to 3 years.

And I still can't believe how many beautiful girls dress patterns are out there. Can you imagine anything cuter than a little girl's smile when twirling in an adorable summer dress?

So, if you are looking for some easy, free sewing projects that will make your daughter, niece or granddaughter smile, here are a few that might just become your favorite patterns too. Happy sewing! 

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8 free patterns for cute girls dresses. Great beginner sewing projects (because there's always a tutorial added to the free pattern, yey!) Can you imagine anything cuter than a little girl's smile when twirling in an adorable summer dress?

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  1. Dresses are the best! They are cute, comfortable, and stylish. I wish I had more girls in my life. It seems like boys are taking over right now! I'll definitely save these for later though. I might get a niece in the fall!

    1. Anna,

      always good to keep a girl's dress pattern at hand. You never know :)

  2. Heidi Bartlett29 July, 2018 18:41

    I'm brand new to all this. So hear goes!!!