Make spring and summer stylish with these 11 summer dress patterns!Published on 1 May 2020 4 min read
Searching for the perfect summer dress pattern? From beautiful buttoned frocks to stylish slip skirts, we've rounded up our fave easy summer dress patterns and skirt patterns, to inspire that summer wardrobe you've been waiting for! These spring and summer sewing patterns are guaranteed to make your summer wardrobe extra stylish.
Summer fabrics we love!
1. Gorgeous in gingham
For picnics in the park and strolls along the coast, this pattern from Simplicity is the ultimate summer dress you need in your wardrobe! Stitch in gorgeous ginghams and lightweight cottons for an easy breezy make this season.
2. A summer staple
If you're out and about on the hottest day of the year, this shirred bodice dress will keep you cool and bang on-trend! From the super flattering tiered skirt to the tie shoulder details, this is one you can wear for many summers to come.
3. A simple shift dress
Shift dresses are a great choice to customise and create in your own style. Add an elastic waist or longer sleeves for the cooler days of spring and opt for cotton poplin to create a lightweight dress with an elegant flow. This pattern is the perfect design for summer nights with friends, enjoying a barbie on the beach, or a fun family gathering!
4. That’s a wrap
These gorgeous wrap dresses are a timeless wardrobe staple! With a variety of lengths, sleeve shapes and ruffle detailing, this pattern pack has something for everyone. We adore this beautiful summer wrap dress by Seam It Up made using this fab McCall's pattern.
5. Cute cutouts
These cute little easy spring dress pattern has an added keyhole cut out in the front of the bodice for a fresh modern update to a classic dress shape. This dreamy cut out spring dress made by Satyva de la Barrera has us lusting for long walks along the coast!
6. Milk maid stylin’
Milk maid dresses are super on trend right now, these dresses are perfect for a summertime picnic. We absolutely love how talented sewer Natalie Ebaugh used juicy orange print fabric and blue stitching to make her McCall's birthday dress pop!
7. Paper bags never looked so good
These paperbag waist skirts are the perfect wardrobe staple to throw on with a cute top and sandals! Comfy, light and oh so stylish! This vibrant mother-daughter duo, The Pat & Ebube Show, are channeling bold fashion, teaming their beautiful paperbag waist skirts with fearless tees and bold yellow detailing we adore!
8. Sweet and simple
If you're looking for easy summer dress patterns, this one is a keeper! Deceptively simple to make, opt for lollypop colours like sewist Martha Moore Porter's bubble gum pink dress.
9. Twist and shout
With a beautiful twisted gather at the front of these dresses, you can take your look from picnic date to cocktails with the girls. This elegant extended McCall's dress by sewing blogger Raven Maureen is perfect for city strolls!
10. Buttoned up
We’re head over heels for these button up summer dress patterns! In a variety of lengths and sleeve styles you'll be making multiples of these lovely dresses. Fashion of Note's lovely yellow floral fabric makes this pretty summer button up frock just fabulous!
11. Slip into something stylish
Slip skirts are perfect for summer and super versatile! Style it up or down for a casual chic look, or a dressy fit for date night. We love how fashionista Older It Girl teamed her slip skirt with contrasting monochrome patterns - perfect for date night!
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