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15 Sewing Patterns for Women's Dresses & Other Pretty Project
It's no secret that maxi dresses have been one of this summer's most popular trends. What's not to love? They're slimming, flatter every body type, comfortable and easy to dress up or keep casual. One more thing to love about these long dresses for summer - you can actually make them yourself! Sure, you can find these maxi dresses all over the stores but at a much higher price. As sewists, we're always looking for the DIY option. In this collection you'll find 26 long dresses for summer and women's maxi dresses and skirts.
Amp up your curves with this Pretty Pleated Dress. This tutorial will help you learn how to sew a dress that is sweet, easy to make, and figure-flattering. The pleats accentuate the waist and give you a gorgeous feminine shape without being too tight. You can pick any color or type of fabric to make this dress perfect for you. Add an exposed zipper and colored straps to take this dress from simple to spectacular. This DIY dress is perfect for a day at the park or beach, but you can also dress it up for a more formal occasion.
If you want to enter a new, personal, fashion era, make The New Woman's Flapper Dress. Chic and cutting edge, you can sew an easy dress that completely revitalizes your wardrobe. Flouncy tiers on this DIY dress add extra movement, while stylish straps reveal just the right amount of skin. Take some time to create a dress from scraps that will make you feel like a new woman. Every time you don this homemade dress, you'll fearlessly express your style, personality, and sewing skills.
As the clock reminds you that it's almost noon, you have butterflies in your stomach. You couldn't be more excited because today you're debuting The Day Date Dress to your sweetheart. With the hem falling just below the knee and the cinched waist emphasizing your hourglass shape, you feel confident in this classic silhouette. It's incredible that last weekend you were able to learn how to sew a dress that looks this retro-chic. The doorbell rings and you grab your satchel and sunhat, ready for the day in your new DIY dress.
There's nothing more fun than a night out with your girlfriends. For a bachelorette party (or really any fun occasion) the Bachelorette Party Dress makes for the perfect outfit. For instructions on how to sew a dress for a special night, follow this tutorial.
All it takes is 3 seams to sew this Effortless Caftan Dress! Perfect for summer, this breezy dress transitions well from day to night. This simple dress pattern can also be made in any length. Whether you want a trendy floor-length summer dress or an airy knee-length, it's up to you. Dress it up or dress it down. With the right accessories, this dress is perfect for a night on the town. Say hello to summer with a brand new addition to your warm weather wardrobe.
You won't want to take off this beautiful Grecian Sundress this summer, let along any other season. Gathered at the neck, this flowy sundress sewing pattern is super easy to make. Made with a light knit this lovely DIY dress is comfortable and doesn't even need to be hemmed. Striking features like the gathered bodice and skirt of this eye-catching dress softly resemble pleats. Use this attractive element to advantageously show off your stunning figure when you sport this dress.
What is it about the Fit for Pemberley Dress that makes it so romantic? It could be the tri-layer skirt or empire waist that this DIY dress sports. Inspired by J.Crew, this homemade dress maintains all the sophistication of professional design without the heavy price tag. You'll be surprised that you can sew an easy dress that looks like it came straight from the tailor. It may be fit for a grand estate, but the cost of this DIY dress will make you happier than any high-end piece.
Ideal for a relaxing weekend breakfast, this Sunday Brunch Free Dress Pattern is the perfect piece to slip on when heading out to a relaxing, yet classy brunch restaurant. Hugging your curves in all the right places, this floral dress is easy to dress up or down. It would look simple with some flats and a scarf or sassy with some bright heels and chunky jewelry. Plus, this pattern shows you exactly how to make a dress that will fit you perfectly.
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