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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finding a dress that makes you look extra slim and sassy can be tough. Dress patterns, just like the clothes in the store, can all seem like they are designed for the same body type. This Spring Flattering Dress Pattern is the type of dress that would look fantastic on everyone. It is designed in a very easy slip-on and knit fabric, making it snug on your body without suffocating you. It can easily be modified to fit your body type, too.
There is nothing better than a versatile dress that you can wear again and again. Follow this Simply Elegant Knit Dress Tutorial to learn how to make a dress that is casual, yet sophisticated. This free dress pattern is available in sizes 4-22 and can be customized with any color that you want. The V-neck and empire waist are figure-flattering for any body type, and the knit fabric is comfortable and breathable. You can dress it up with formal accessories, or wear it while you're running errands. This DIY dress is perfect for any occasion.
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