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AllFreeSewing's Favorite Dressmaking Blogs (2018)

Discover amazing designers and free patterns for beginners, fashion lovers, and anything in between! Includes 40 free dress patterns.

Updated October 22, 2018

Learning how to make and design a dress is no easy feat! These garments are complicated, complex, and often intricate. There's just something super impressive about a designer or blogger who can turn a few yards of fabric into a stylish garment.

The right dress can turn heads and build confidence.

Here at AllFreeSewing.com, the most-searched-for, most-clicked, and top projects are ALWAYS dresses. DIY and sewing enthusiasts just love to create girly and elegant wearables to show off. These free dress patterns would not be here without our crazy talented and dedicated bloggers and designers. 

This list of dressmaking blogs includes our favorite designs. Every single one of these designers has free dress patterns or tutorials listed on our site.

Check out our list below for links to some of our favorite dressmaking blogs and their top dress patterns listed on AllFreeSewing.com.
 

The Sewing Rabbit Blog

The Sewing Rabbit Blog

The Sewing Rabbit is a DIY and sewing blog run by editor Jess Abbot. According to her about page, Jess' blog focuses on "sewing and shining a light on the handmade community." A fantastic resource for sewing enthusiasts of all levels, the patterns and projects featured on this site are charming, stylish, and free!

Jess Abbot has been featured on The Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Redbook Magazine, and more.

See all of the Sewing Rabbit's projects featured on AllFreeSewing here.

Melly Sews

Melly Sews

Melissa Mora, the writer, teacher, and designer behind MellySews.com is an accomplished designer who sells patterns in her pattern shop, Blank Slate Patterns.

Melissa has published a book of sundress patterns and designed fabric for Riley Blake.

See all of the Melly Sew's projects featured on AllFreeSewing here.

Elle Apparel Blog

Elle Apparel Blog

Leanne Barlow of ElleApparelBlog.com started her sewing career by trying to recreate a skirt she desperately wanted but could not afford back in 2007. Since then, she has taken the sewing and blogging world by storm. Over the past decade, she has created tons of stunning and stylish tutorials and projects for her blog including style tutorials, beauty tips, and (of course) dressmaking patterns.

In addition to blogging, Leanne has launched her own clothing line and raised 3 adorable little boys.

See all of the Elle Apparel Blog's projects featured on AllFreeSewing here.
 

Motherhood in Style, Caroline Hulse

Motherhood in Style, Caroline Hulse

While Caroline Hulse has recently transitioned from full-time sewing blog to exploring motherhood (find out more about that here), she's still one of our most popular dressmaking blogs. Her blog covers motherhood, style, fashion, and the occasional sewing project.

See all of the Caroline Hulse's projects featured on AllFreeSewing here.

 

Merrick's Art

Merrick's Art

Merrick's Art blog started in 2008 and focused on creating clothing refashions, beginning with resizing and reworking an old polo, and grew into a go-to resource for sewing enthusiasts. Eventually, Merrick began to focus on creating original projects and patterns. In addition to sewing tutorials, Merrick's Art shares shopping guides and style ideas.

Fun Fact! Merrick learned how to make her own patterns from Leanne of ElleApparelBlog, another blogger who is featured on this list, as well!

Merrick has also been featured on Babble Style, SheKnows.com, and the Jo-Ann's Sewing Blog.

See all of Merrick's Art projects on AllFreeSewing.com.
 

Confessions of a Refashionista

Confessions of a Refashionista

One of the best refashioning blogs out there, Confessions of a Refashionista is a charming and fun blog that offers brilliant ways to transform old pieces of clothing to something stunning. A self-proclaimed "Canadian creator & sustainable stylista", Sheri Pavlović shows you just how easy it is to make a new dress out of old wardrobe pieces.

Sheri sews on a vintage sewing machine, self-produced her own book, and hosts weekly webisodes about refashioning.

See all of Confessions of a Refashionista's projects on AllFreeSewing.com.

Sew Much Ado

Sew Much Ado

SewMuchAdo.com is a sewing and dressmaking blog run by pattern designer and sewing savvy editor Abby. After nursing a healthy love of sewing since she was small, Abby learned to sew in her teens and created dresses for church. She's even sewn a whole wedding dress. 

The patterns on SewMuchAdo.com include tons of kids clothes, dress patterns, and more. Her girl's dress patterns are some of the most popular on AllFreeSewing.com!

See all of Sew Much Ados's projects on AllFreeSewing.com.

Sew Different

Sew Different

SewDifferent.co.uk is one of the newest blogs on our list! Under 5 years old, this blog is one of our reader's favorite dressmaking blogs. Laura from SewDifferent.co.uk provides helpful instructions and full printable patterns for all her dresses and other patterns. She began working to recreate pieces from her shops.

Laura has been featured on our list of top blogger list, the Bernina Blog, as well as multiple magazines.

See all of Sew Different's projects on AllFreeSewing.com.

A Pair & A Spare

A Pair & A Spare

Founded in 2010, APairandaSpareDIY.com is a blog that focuses on stylish DIYs and how-to tutorials. Founded by Geneva Vanderzeil, the website is a space to showcase stunningly simple and darling DIY ways you can transform your home, fashion, and lifestyle.

APairandaSpareDIY.com was named top 50 Fashion & Lifestyle blogs by The Times UK. Geneva has worked with many top global brands including Etsy and Ralph Lauren.

See all of A Pair & A Spare's projects on AllFreeSewing.com.

On the Cutting Floor

On the Cutting Floor

OntheCuttingFloor.com was started in 2014 and has quickly grown to become one of the AllFreeSewing audience's favorite blogs. OntheCuttingFloor.com includes tons of tutorials for dresses, clothing, and other sewing DIYs. Daniela, the blogger and designer behind the patterns, learned to sew from her father and has been creating her own garments from scratch for years.

Fun Fact! Daniela is a former ESL teacher and volunteer firefighter.

See all of On the Cutting Floor's projects on AllFreeSewing.com.

Bonnie and Blithe

Bonnie and Blithe

BonnieandBlithe.com is a blog dedicated to wearable and budget-friendly wardrobe ideas. It includes tons of free tutorials as well as articles on motherhood and style. The blogger responsible for BonnieandBlithe.com, Bonnie, lives in Arizona with her 8 children and husband. Her bio states that she is "inspiring women to find beauty and joy in life, especially in motherhood."

Bonnie aims to find a little creativity every single day. Her blog includes both free and paid patterns for grown-ups and little ones.

See all of Bonnie and Blithe's projects on AllFreeSewing.com.

The Stitching Scientist

The Stitching Scientist

Remona Gopaul from the TheStitchingScientist.com started sewing years ago when she decided to DIY an Elmo skirt for her daughter. From there a true love (and talent) for sewing grew! By day, Remona is a research scientist and at night and on the weekends she creates her stunning sewing patterns.

With the help from her two dogs and daughter, she sews women's clothing, quilts, bags, and more!

See all of The Stitching Scientist's projects on AllFreeSewing.com.

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