Make spring and summer stylish with these 8 summer dress patterns!

Published on 13 August 2020 2 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 8 spring and summer sewing patterns are guaranteed to make your summer wardrobe extra stylish.

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1. 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.

McCall's Misses' Dresses M7970 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses' Dresses M7970 - Sewing Pattern

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2. 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!

McCall's Misses'/Miss Petite Dresses M7949 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses'/Miss Petite Dresses M7949 - Sewing Pattern

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3. 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!

McCall's Misses' Dresses M7946 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses' Dresses M7946 - Sewing Pattern

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4. 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!

McCall's Misses' Skirts M7932 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses' Skirts M7932 - Sewing Pattern

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5. 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.

McCall's Misses' Dresses M7947 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses' Dresses M7947 - Sewing Pattern

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6. 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!

McCall's Misses' Dresses M7922 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses' Dresses M7922 - Sewing Pattern

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7. 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!

McCall's Misses' Dresses M7974 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses' Dresses M7974 - Sewing Pattern

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8. 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!

McCall's Misses' Skirts M7931 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses' Skirts M7931 - Sewing Pattern

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