6 Smart Summer Sundress Patterns

Posted by on Jul 02, 2017

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Many of places have "summer" weather all year round. For readers who do (and those who are getting ready for the warm weather to start), check out these six free sundress patterns to get you inspired and sewing.


one hour dress sewing pattern

One-Hour Dress

To a one-hour dress, we'll always say yes! Use this tutorial from Craft Stylish to whip up something new and cute to wear today, another for tonight, and even one more for tomorrow. 

Grecian style dress pattern
Gathered Grecian Dress

This Grecian style dress has a light, flowing texture that’s just perfect for those warm days when there’s a slight breeze outside. You’ll need a lightweight fabric to construct this dress, as well as basic sewing tools. You can add an accent belt to create more of a waist on this floaty dress. A statement necklace would look great alongside this dress, but it can easily be worn on its own. For more information on this summer sewing project, visit Cotton + Curls.

tee shirt dress pattern
Tee Shirt Dress

Go fun and funky with bright colors and stripes - learn how to use one of your own tee shirts to create a dress pattern. This blogger suggests a couple resources for learning how to sew with knits, too. If you use a lightweight fabric, this dress will be cool and breezy for what's left of summer. For more information on this summer sewing project, visit Polka Dot Chair. 

lace shell dress pattern
Easy Lace Dress

Apparently, lace is in this year! This project is a bit more complicated than the others in this post, but if you’re feeling up to it, this dress would be a great, fashionable piece for summer. As the original blog post notes, this lace dress is infinitely customizable because you can wear it over a piece that is similarly colored to the lace, or something that is a contrasting color. Be creative! For more information on this summer sewing project, visit Chic Steals.

jersey knit dress pattern
Summer Shift Dress

This cotton shift dress is based off a basic tee shirt pattern. You’ll use one of your favorite tee shirts to trace the top of your dress pattern, then simply add length depending on how long you want your dress to be. This soft knit dress will be just perfect for the summer! For more information on this summer sewing project, visit Elle Apparel.

beach towel dress pattern
Beach Towel Dress

Beach towels are a quintessential part of any summer experience, whether you’re going to the beach, swimming at the community pool, or just sunbathing in your own backyard. To pull off this creative conversion, you’ll just need a beach towel and there are tons of fun pattern options for you to choose from! For more information on this summer sewing project, visit Dana Made It.


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