52 Free Dress Patterns

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free-dress-patternssource: While Camden Sleeps

I’m a firm believer that sewers can never have too many free patterns. With that in mind, here are 52 Free Dress Patterns, divided by style.

Please realize, the categories are not set in stone. With a fancier fabric, a different closure or a change in hem length, a pat­tern can eas­i­ly change from  fan­cy to work day to cas­ual. You make the de­cis­ion.

Notes about the patterns are list­ed for some of the dress­es. Here are ex­plan­a­tions for those pat­tern notes that are not self ex­plan­atory.

Patterns from existing dresses require laying out an item of clothing onto fabric, marking it, and cutting out.

No pattern needed usually means that the dress is made from a recycled shirt.

Drafting instructions means that you will have to make your own pattern, but the designer included all the information needed.

Free Dress Patterns – Casual Dresses

Free Dress Patterns – Office Dresses

Free Dress Patterns –  Dress-Up Dresses

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Comments: 23

  1. Emily says:

    Fantastic list! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is awesome! I know this must have spent hours putting it together. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com tomorrow! Grab my “featured” button.

  3. T says:

    saving this on my bookmarks… next week is official “scrapbook” week, but then it’s on to sewing my stash week!

  4. Phyl says:

    Just discovered your blog and this awesome post! It’s perfect timing because I just bought a new sewing machine when the 30 year old one died. I’ll bookmark this page so I can get back to all the instructions. Thanks!!!!

  5. marti crafts says:

    Thats so brilliant, Thank you. the world needs more great people.

  6. Jill says:

    This is awesome! I’m always loving new free patterns!

  7. jaime says:

    what a great round up! XO

  8. Michelle says:

    thanks for this list! I don’t wear many dresses, so it is hard to justify buying a pattern (and fabric). Now maybe I can make some nice dresses with some fabric I have on hand! Thanks again!

  9. Danina says:

    What a great and usefull list of patterns. Thanks a lot!!!

  10. Penny says:

    I’d like a pattern to the dress in the picture at the top of the page. Is that accessible somewhere? Otherwise, great list! Thanks!

  11. admin says:

    Hi Penny.

    Thanks for your question. The dress pattern shown in the photograph is available at the Martha Stewart website.

    The url is: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/elegant-and-easy-dress

    Like all the dresses listed, the pattern is free.

    If you wind up making the dress, I would love to post a photo of the finished product!

    Thanks again!


  12. Lakota says:

    this is an amazing list of dresses, im a beginner dress maker, so im trying to find a few ideas to keep me busy this summer, thanks!!

  13. Jule Dragstrem says:

    Thank you for some wonderful options, but you may want to remove the next to last link. I know this may be considered art to some. I just don’t know if you want kids who are standing behind their parents to see this.

  14. admin says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Julie!

    – Annette

  15. Shanell says:

    Thanks – this has made me want to dust off my sewing machine!

  16. james stone says:

    Hi, guys. I think this is fab but does anyone know where I can get free patterns for menswear that’s not just ties and hankies?

  17. Eloise Phelps says:

    Thank you for all the lovely patterns!

  18. violet says:

    I am impressed – but wanted the pattern for the dress featured. What was it called?

  19. This is a great list – thank you for putting it together. I have several great free dress patterns on my own site, and wonder if you would consider one or two for including on the list please.

    Thank you

  20. Kennis says:

    Hi! I have a free skirt pattern. Would you be interested in including it in this list? http://itch-to-stitch.com/product/lindy-petal-skirt-digital-sewing-pattern-pdf/ Thanks!

  21. Lizybert says:

    Thank you for sharing this fantastic list.

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