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18 Spring Wardrobe Basics

Spring is almost here! Don't miss out on these easy spring accessories, DIY dresses, and more.

By: Kirsten Kwon, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
Updated January 24, 2019
18 Spring Wardrobe Basics

Spring is right around the corner. It's out with the old and in with the new! Ditch the frumpy sweaters and opt for fun dresses and skirts with these spring wardrobe basics. When it comes to your spring wardrobe, you have to make sure you have the basics covered. That way, you'll be able to put tons of outfits together. While you probably know a friend who happily dishes out money for expensive spring trends, you can use your savvy sewing skills to create stylish looks. Learn to sew dresses with the sewing projects we've provided here.

The dresses, skirts, and other clothing ideas in this collection are designed with functionality in mind. For the sewist with style, we've rounded up free dress patterns that will look great on everyone. Whether you already know how to sew a dress or you're looking for free dress patterns to learn how, let this collection be of some assistance. Spring is all about renewal, so why not try some fashions you haven't tried before? Your creative side is just itching to get out this spring. Celebrate the season with new spring wardrobe basics!

PLUS! Don't miss our video on How to Make a Body Form; it's the best way to make your clothes fit your body like a dream!

Free Dress Patterns for Spring

Spring is almost here, which means you've got the right to proudly show off your legs without dealing with tights or leggings. If you've been searching for the perfect spring dress patterns for your wardrobe, then you'll love these DIY dresses that are can go from the beach to the office, and we've added a few special occasion dress patterns for holidays like Easter. Stop stressing about shopping for the right dress and make one that will custom-fit your body with these free sewing patterns.

  • It's a Cinch Maxi Tutorial

    Made with just two yards of fabric, this easy maxi dress tutorial looks glamorous while being simple to make. This free dress tutorial shows you how to draft a pattern from a tank top you already own, so that you know it'll fit your body like a dream.

  • Vintage Mod Tee Dress

    The vintage mod fashion is easy to produce when you follow this sewing tutorial. You can reuse a t-shirt you already have, so this project is environmentally friendly too.

  • Coral Dress

    Can you believe this adorable dress can be made with a $3 top and some cotton knit fabric? Get ready for spring by sewing a stylish new outfit for the warm weather.

  • Boat Club Dress Pattern

    Design a gorgeous lightweight summer dress that doubles as a swimsuit coverup for those warm days spent at the beach with this free sewing pattern. This free summer dress pattern uses 1 1/2 yards of nautical printed fabric to create its preppy East Coast vibe and has a flattering empire waist and flowy, chic feel.

  • Easy Tee Swing Dress Pattern

    This dress is the perfect compliment to spring weather, and it has a figure flattering silhouette that's not too tight, yet still shows off your figure. Made with 2 yards of cotton knit, this free dress pattern comes with a printable pattern for the bodice and instructions for creating your skirt, so there's no guesswork required.

  • Tank Dress

    With just a few simple materials, you can make this beautiful dress quickly and easily. The project is so easy to tailor to your shape and size. The elastic band in the center allows for flexibility in your sewing and also creates a chic embellishment for the dress.

  • 30 Minute Tank Dress

    Make this tank dress for a spring or summer wardrobe staple! You'll love wearing this little number to picnics and parties. Learn how to sew a dress that will fit you well and only take up a small portion of your time.

  • Chiffon Maxi Dress

    This easy dress pattern can be your go-to for all of your maxi dress needs. This pretty chiffon fabric will be great for summer, spring, and fall.

  • The Lemonade Dress

    Make sure to check out this free sewing pattern that joins a T-shirt with a gathered skirt to make a brand new summer dress!

  • Ladies Brunch Dress Tutorial

    Get prepped for spring with a gorgeous fit-and-flare dress that's universally flattering on any body shape with this easy sewing tutorial. Made with 2 yards of fabric, this free dress tutorial shows you how to create a pleated flared skirt that makes the waist look smaller.

  • Sheer High Low Dress Tutorial

    Made with 2 yards of sheer fabric like chiffon, this simple spring dress tutorial features a trendy high-low skirt that's light enough for warmer weather but still has some length, so it's playful but still work appropriate. If you've been searching for a bright and bold dress for spring, then you'll love this easy dress tutorial.

Free Skirt Patterns for Spring

Nothing says spring like wearing your favorite lightweight skirt. If you've been searching for a casual skirt that you can wear to a family event or a DIY skirt that looks designer without the cost, then you've come to the right place! These free skirt patterns and tutorials are the best way to create a stylish skirt in just a few hours.

  • Flora and Fauna Skirt Tutorial

    Break out your prettiest prints for spring and design a gorgeous A-line skirt that's quick, easy, and figure-flattering. This tutorial shows you how to create a chic skirt from start to finish, including pattern drafting, making it great for those new to sewing.

  • Boho Dreams Skirt Tutorial

    Hop on one of the hottest trends for spring and summer and design a boho chic skirt that's perfect for a night out or a trip to the beach. This tutorial shows you how to create a trendy high-low skirt that looks timeless and brings to mind the styles of the late 1960s.

  • Polka Dot Skirt

    This stylish skirt sewing pattern is flowy, sits higher on the waist, and is belted with a bow. Its shape and polka dot print has a vintage fashion feel.

  • Enchanting Tulle Skirt

    The rich fabrics in this project are classic, making this one of those sewing projects that you won't want to miss out on. Wear this to a wedding, a dance, or a night out with your sweetheart.

  • Waistband Bow Skirt

    Instead of shelling out money for a brand-new skirt, just follow along with this tutorial to create the Waistband Bow Skirt! It can be dressed up or down and will always be a go-to option.

  • The Pinwheel Skirt

    This is a great sewing project for spring, and it will definitely add a touch of vintage class to your wardrobe. Whether you are looking for an everyday free skirt pattern or need to impress at a job interview, this class free dress pattern will do the trick.

  • Zooey Circle Skirt Tutorial

    Brighten up your spring wardrobe with a pop of color by designing a quick and easy circle skirt. Made using 2 yards of gorgeous polyester fabric, this sweet and simple circle skirt is a great project choice for any beginner sewist and can easily be completed in just a few hours.

  • Prom Dress Princess Skirt Refashion

    We've all passed racks of old prom and bridesmaids dresses at thrift stores and garage sales, and with this easy refashioning tutorial, you can transform an old evening gown into an elegant tulle skirt. This beginner sewing tutorial is a great way to create a gorgeous vintage-inspired skirt for under $10.

  • 6 Step Skirt

    This simple skirt pattern yields a relaxed-fit skirt for either kids or adults. Pair this casual bottom with a tee shirt for a lazy afternoon outside or in.

  • The Jersey Skirt

    You'll have a hard time finding anything more comfortable than this jersey skirt. It's also one of the easiest skirts to make! This simple sewing project makes for a great skirt for spring and summer.

Spring Fashion Trends and Accessories

The quickest way to update your wardrobe for spring? By creating some fashionable and quick-to-make DIY accessories, of course! These accessory sewing patterns feature breezy camisoles, lightweight scarves that are perfect for March and April, and even a quirky DIY hair accessory or two. Step into spring in no time with these fun sewing projects.

  • Fancy Fabric Flower Headband

    This pattern is the ultimate sewing project for scrap busting and can be made in under an hour, meaning your little princess won't have to wait to show off her new headband to her friends. This DIY headband comes with a free printable pattern, so that you can create picture perfect blossoms every time.

  • DIY Fresh Fuchsia Cami

    If you love to make your own clothes and are looking for fresh new ideas, check out this pattern. You can easily turn a basic t-shirt into a pretty Anthropologie-inspired pajama top by following this sewing tutorial.

  • Lace DIY Infinity Scarf

    Made with a little over 1 1/2 yards of fabric, this lace sewing project is light enough to layer with your favorite spring tee and looks stunning when paired with a summer sundress. This DIY infinity scarf only takes about 10 minutes to make, so it's perfect for a last minute gift idea and is an easy accessory that you can throw together in no time.

  • Comfy Drape Top

    Made out of the fabric of your choosing, this DIY tank top tutorial can easily be created to fit any wardrobe need. Cotton will make it the most comfy and casual top for daytime, or make it out of something a little sleeker to sport it under a blazer at work.

  • Cuffed Shorts

    You're going to love these sewing free shorts patterns that have a hint of high fashion. Dress them up with a pair of heels and a nice blouse to look like a model, or dress them down with strappy sandals for the beach-ready look.

  • Pom Pom Infinity Scarf Tutorial

    Perfect for spring, this infinity scarf is made out of lightweight, drapey fabric, and it's a great accessory to add to any of your favorite outfits. Even better, you can have one sewn up in the time you could go to the store and back to purchase a scarf!

  • Lightweight Infinity Scarf

    If you want to learn how to sew a scarf that will stay in-season all year, check out this great fashion scarf pattern. A warm fleece is fabulous for winter, while a light lace would keep your neck safe from the sun all winter.

  • Flamenco Ruffle Tank

    Follow this free sewing pattern to get an original, ruffly top that's sure to turn eyes. You can even make this low-budget project as a gift. Check out this sewing tutorial to find out how to make this stylish garment.

What is your spring wardrobe must-have? Let us know below in the comments!

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