Sew a cute girls dress using these free girls dress patterns. Check out this list and let me know if you have found your favorite girls dress pattern. - I've just updated these and added five more!
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Here's a glimpse into my private life - this cute girls dress is one that I made ages ago and it remains one of my fondest memories. I totally forgot how little sleep I got back then, but will always remember that happy face she made when she was twirling around in this one!
I didn't use a pattern and just 'winged' it, I was lucky it came out great - but how much quicker and easier it would be if I had used one of the hundreds of girl dress patterns!
This is why I put together a list of my favorite free girls dress patterns.
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And anyway, summertime is always the perfect time of the year to sew a cute girls dress. Can you imagine anything cuter than a girl in a new handmade dress?
Some of these little girls dresses 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.
I ended up making a selection of my favorite ones - and 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?
Little Girl Dress Patterns
Oh, and before I forget, there are not just free patterns, there's also a step-by-step sewing tutorial included with each one. Try them out and make an adorable summer dress for your girl! And since I've been adding new free girls dress patterns to this post, why not start with one from a friend, Emily:
The Tank Top Dress Pattern
Tank top dresses are perfect for the summer! This free girls dress pattern was designed for woven fabric, featuring a full gathered skirt and a lovely button closure. Free pattern at Life Sew Savory.
Comfy Knit Dress Tutorial
Just recently, I found this cute dress pattern - I love the playful two-tiered skirt on this lovely summer dress by lbgstudio and the lined bodice. Also, the dress can be pulled on over the head - so convenient! You can sew up this dress in just an hour or two and make a little girl in your life very happy.
The Rose Dress Pattern
The Rose Dress Pattern by Mary Martha Mama Perfect for your little princess! This free dress pattern for girls is available in size Newborn - 3 mths.
Free Sleeveless Sunday Girls Dress
This one is too, one of my favorite girl's dresses and I couldn't resist adding it. there really aren't many for the girls between 8-12yrs that can be sewn up in an hour or two - well, this one covers it! The free girls dress pattern comes in US size 8-10 but you can easily scale it down to fit a size 6: the pattern designer says you can use a ½" seam allowance plus shorten the bodice by 1 inch and hem by 1 ½inches. What I also love is the fully lined bodice. Such a pretty girls dress for a sunny Sunday - check it out at Sew Can Do here.
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Classic Girls Dress Pattern
This is a classic girls dress pattern by The Littlest Studio, made in beautiful turquise. You'll love the high waist design. The free printable dress pattern comes in sizes 1 thru 8.
Girls Sun Dress Pattern
This easy panelled sundress comes in sizes 0-24 months. Totally beginner-friendly!
Empire Dress Pattern With Sleeves
This beautiful empire-style dress pattern by The Stitching Scientist comes in sizes up to 5 years and is completely free to download with instructions included. And - wait for it - it has pockets! What could be better than a free dress pattern with pockets, I love them!
Free Girls' Halter Dress Pattern
Make a lovely summer dress for girls, one that can double as a perfect special occasion dress. Such an elegant girls dress pattern!
Flutter Sleeve Dress (And Top) Pattern
This free flutter-sleeve dress and top pattern is 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 what's cuter, so I think it's best to make both. Love it!
Tulle Sweatshirt Dress Pattern
When in doubt, add some tulle! This is how this clever designer at It's Always Autumn made a dress out of a simple sweatshirt, so your girl has a quick twirly attire ready even for a day filled with rain showers :). And you can, too!
Free Vintage Girls Dress Pattern
This cute vintage girls dress comes in multiple sizes: 3 to 8 years. Timeless, simple and easy to sew, you'll love it!
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 on Etsy:
Spaghetti Strap Girls Dress Pattern
This is a free pattern meant for knit fabric. No worries, you don't really need a serger to be able to sew it. You can sew it on a home sewing machine using a stretch stitch (zig zag!) and a stretch needle. If you're new to knit fabric, here's everything you need to know about sewing with stretchy fabric.
The pattern is pretty simple but you'll need to be able to sew the narrow straps. The designer at Small Dream Factory blog has generously made this pattern free for the following sizes: 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months and 2 years are free. Sizes for 3T thru 11T are available in the designer’s shop for purchase.
And since you're sewing with knits, why not try this simple sleeveless dress from the same designer, too:
Sleeveless Knit Dress Pattern
The pattern is absolutely free for little ones aged 6 months to 2 years. And if you're looking for sizes from 2 years all the way up to 11 years, you can find them available for purchase at the designer's shop.
Simple Girls Striped Dress/Tunic
This free pattern for a girls dress or tunic by Made By Toya is so simple, yet adorable! Pattern in two sizes, 18 months up to 3 years.
Free Girls Dress Pattern With Ruffles
This cute free dress pattern modern features the a-line form and ruffles on the sleeves - adorable! This ruffle sleeve dress could be sewn for winter or summer, just by switching the fabric. I vote for some cotton lawn and let's sew one for the summer, and you? This a-line pattern comes in size 4. The twirl factor, of course! Get the free girl dress pattern here.
Free Pattern For a Baby Girl Dress
Made By Rae is a blog nearly everybody has met before - but did you know that one of her childrens dresses also has a free excerpt? It's the beautiful Geranium dress, you can get the 0-3 month size foir baby girls here at her site for free - here.
Free Baby Girl Dress Pattern
And if you need to explore more, here's another adorable baby dress sewing pattern by Sew Crafty Me. This baby dress pattern comes in four sizes, newborn up to one year.
The sewVery Sunny Dress
UPDATE: unfortunately, this pattern is no longer available. The dress pattern was available in sizes 2T-12, but the Craftsy account is no longer live. I'm leaving the photo here for everyone who has been revisiting it.
Party Dress For Girls Pattern
I love the beautiful silhouette of this free formal dress pattern by The Cottage Mama. The pattern has been around for quite some time, and is now still available for free, while the size range has been extended to include sizes from 6 months to 9 years. You receive it via email when you sign up for the Cottage Mama newsletter
Note: not available on our (AppleGreenCottage) site - the free dress pattern is available at 'The Cottage Mama' site, though we share part of our site's names with Lindsay's 🙂
Free Madeline Dress Pattern
This cute twirly dress pattern comes with a lot of options, and in eighteen sizes from Preemie to 12 years. It is designed for knits. There are two different style bodices, five sleeve styles, three skirt options, and the choice of a collar. So generous from Kimberly of Sweet Red Poppy to have made it available to all of us! This pattern is great if you've already sewn something with knits - confident beginner level, but also if you're an advanced sewist.
Easy Shirred Dress Pattern
This list wouldn't be complete without the cute and always-so-girly shirred dress for girls! I picked this one because the tutorial by Beginner Sewing Projects is specially adjusted to new sewers: this shirred dress is sewn with shirred fabric - did you know you can simply buy it too!
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 free girls dress patterns 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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