10 Gorgeous Womens Summer Dress Patterns You'll Love

Here are ten womens dress patterns to sew for this summer. These are all home sewing projects that will help you learn how to make a dress. Most of them include a free pattern, just like my recent popular women's free tops. Check them out to find your all-time favorite summer dress pattern!

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There's tons of FREE sewing project ideas on this site you might want to check out, including:

Now back to the gorgeous womens dress patterns: check them out and try to decide which of these patterns for dresses would fit you best. Celebrate you this summer, learn how to sew a dress and finally make something for yourself!

Let's start the show going straight to the beach: here's the beach dress by So Sew Easy:

1) Perfect Beach Dress

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Perfect Beach Dress by So Sew Easy

A-line dress, meant to be worn over your swimsuit - now's the perfect time to make it if you want to wear it this summer!

2) Little Black Dress

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Little Black Dress - Free Pattern by The Littlest Studio

This adorable black dress can become your go-to dress for any party! The pattern has just been updated, offering additional options. 

3) Mom's Raglan Dress

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A comfy but fashionably relaxed raglan dress in a relaxed A-form. Perfect for practical women!

4) Perfect Summer Swing Dress

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Work, weekend, day or date - we love how you can make this swing dress work in any situation!

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5) Dress For Half-Scale Dress Form

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Dress For Half-Scale Dress Form by Grow Your Own Clothes

Walk out the door feeling bright and happy with this beautiful tailored dress! However, you need to be careful when printing the pattern, it's made on the half-scale (more on design on the half-scale here).

6) Pleated Fit And Flare Dress

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Pleated Fit and Flare Dress by Merrick's Art

Love love love pleats! (two more coming, see below ;)

I believe now's the time to use that pretty fabric you've been keeping in your stash like forever! But if you are still searching for the latest summer fabric to make a dress, check out these adorable prints at peek-a-boo shop. (I love them!) Maybe this time you'll make your best-ever gorgeous summer dress, just for you!

7) Easy Summer Swing Dress

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Easy Summer Swing Dress - Free Pattern by Sewing Rabbit
You'll look fantastic in this full-circle sun dress!

8) Garden Party Dress

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Garden Party Dress - Free Pattern by Honig Design

How about your very own garden party dress? When on site, go to 'Make This' tab and get your free pattern and tutorial.

9) Trapeze Tank Dress

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Trapeze Tank Dress - Free Pattern by Sewing Rabbit
A great dress for a relaxed weekend!

10) Off-The-Shoulder Dress

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Loving this cute and classic off-the-shoulder dress - perfect for the summer! Tutorial at Elle Apparel.

10+) The Alice Pleated Dress

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More pleats? THIS one! If you know me, you have already heard that the Alice by Bella Sunshine Designs is one of my favorites. It's not free though, but once you've sewn this one you might not care about making any other. However, I'm leaving the choice to you - let me know which one is your favorite summer dress pattern this year!

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  1. Thank you so much for the lovely free patterns, I love them.

  2. Thanks for including one of mine :)

    1. Mayra hi,

      and thanks for stopping by! Oh I just had to include your beach dress. I love it! Have a great day,