As the summer kicks off, we all want to wear lighter, more comfortable clothing. For gals, one of the coolest and most stylish summer wardrobe item is the sundress. Flowy fabric, flowery patterns and bright colors are staples of the traditional sundress. If you're a parent and would like some sundresses for your daughter to wear during the summer months, they're a relatively easy piece of clothing to make on your own (and even for yourself). Here are six free sundress patterns to sew for the girls!
This first sundress pattern is a lovely one with straps that tie on the shoulder. It’s a very minimalistic design and it’s a simple pattern to sew on your own. The dress is loose-fitting and comfortable for any hot and sticky day in the summer. You can download the PDF pattern of this sundress for free, and it comes with a dress pattern for your daughter’s doll as well. Choose a fun fabric print and go to town!
To download this sundress pattern for girls, visit oliver + s.
Here is another adorable sundress with straps that tie at the shoulder. The difference in this pattern is the elastic around the top and some convenient pockets for little girls to carry candy or rocks as they have summer adventures. This pattern calls for two contrasting fabrics to create a unique look to the dress. The tutorial for this sundress is very easy to understand and has some great step-by-step direction for you to follow.
You can find this sundress pattern for girls at Caila Made.
“Go Fly a Kite” Sundress
You may have heard the advice “go fly a kite” as a way to spend an idle day. In this case, why not sew the “Go Fly a Kite” sundress instead? This dress uses the adorable Fly a Kite by October Afternoon for Riley Blake
fabric, which can be found at The Ribbon Retreat. Of course there are other kite-themed fabrics to be found, you just have to search around. And for the top of the dress, simply choose a contrasting fabric. This tutorial also offers easy-to-understand directions with pictures to illustrate the process.
A fun dress is full of ruffles, and since this dress only takes about 20 minutes to sew, it'll be fun to make. There's a really simple pattern to use and you can find the ruffle fabric at this shop
. All you need to do is cut out the fabric according to the bodice pattern, sew up the side and shoulder seams and then stitch the neck and arm holes. And there you have it! It's adorable, it's ruffly and it took almost no time at all.
You can find more information on this sundress pattern for girls at Me Sew Crazy.
A Midsummer Dress
This midsummer sundress is long, flowy and looks so comfortable that I’d like to make one for myself! These dresses look adorable and are sure to be cool on a hot day when your daughter is running around the backyard. A cute, contrasting effect is created by two different kinds of fabric: one for the bodice and one for the long skirt. Choose whichever patterns you’d like, perhaps choosing your daughter’s favorite colors, and get sewing!
Jersey Stripes for the Summer
A simple sundress pattern for little girls which takes only about 2 hours to make. What could be easier? Suitable for the confident beginner, this A-line dress pattern is available to download in size 3 years, but you can also trace a dress you already own to make a self-drafted sewing pattern. Use an adult-size T-shirt or some striped jersey fabric for a casual sundress that your little girl will love to wear all summer long.
Credits: oliver + s, Caila Made, The Ribbon Retreat, Me Sew Crazy, Cut Out and Keep, Blooms and Bugs.