52 Free Dress Patterns

Posted on | November 7, 2013 | 19 Comments

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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.  Keep in mind 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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19 Responses to “52 Free Dress Patterns”

  1. Emily
    August 14th, 2010 @ 2:14 am

    Fantastic list! Thanks for sharing!

  2. somedaycrafts
    August 15th, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    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. Gabby
    August 15th, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

    Awesome!

  4. T
    August 15th, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

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

  5. Phyl
    August 15th, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

    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!!!!

  6. marti crafts
    August 16th, 2010 @ 12:00 am

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

  7. Jill
    August 16th, 2010 @ 1:18 am

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

  8. jaime
    August 16th, 2010 @ 3:01 am

    what a great round up! XO

  9. Michelle
    August 16th, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    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!

  10. Danina
    February 20th, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

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

  11. Penny
    April 27th, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    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!

  12. admin
    April 28th, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    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!

    Annette

  13. Lakota
    July 19th, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    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!!

  14. Jule Dragstrem
    September 6th, 2011 @ 3:31 am

    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.

  15. admin
    September 6th, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    Thanks for the heads up, Julie!

    - Annette

  16. Shanell
    February 8th, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

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

  17. Eloise Phelps
    September 12th, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    Thank you for all the lovely patterns!

  18. violet
    September 28th, 2012 @ 9:38 am

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

  19. admin
    November 20th, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

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