Nothing makes a better summer gift than an elegant summer dress. Whether you’re making the dress for yourself or as a gift for someone else these 50 patterns are a must-try.
1. Nautical Tee Midi Dress Tutorial
Stay on the summer trend with this easy to make nautical tee midi dress.
2. 20-Minute Beach Cover Up Pattern
Looking for the perfect swimsuit cover up? You’ve just found it!
Give in to your embellishment cravings with this cute little black dress.
Spice up your curves with this easy to make pleated summer dress.
This patched dress is the perfect description of perfect imperfections.
6. Sheer High Low Dress Tutorial
A light, airy dress that shows just the right amount of flesh. Perfect for summer.
The bow back dress is a pretty little dress that accentuates your curves and keeps up with the summer heat.
Flaunt your hour glass figure in this waist clinching dress that offers a confident and classic silhouette.
9. Fit and Flare Free Dress Pattern
The fit and flare dress combines a scooped neck, short sleeves and unique design to make a comfortable yet sexy dress.
This easy to work on pattern results in a dress that hugs your curves. The pattern comes in different sizes.
In as little as three seams, this effortless Caftan dress could be the newest addition to your summer edition wardrobe.
12. 2 Hour Tunic Dress Tutorial
Use this pattern to transform a cotton print into a stylish dress for the summer in just a few hours.
13. Modern Grace Dress Pattern
Bring this timeless piece of fashion to life using this simple and quick tutorial. You can wear it on all occasions.
This little dress makes a great hand-me-down. This fashion forward vintage look is perfect for little girls.
This beginner-friendly 2- hour maxi dress pattern makes a chic, summer dress pattern that is stylish and classy.
Here’s a pretty little dress that works for formal occasions during summer. It’s flattering, sassy and easy to make.
17. Sunday Brunch Free Dress Pattern
Step out for your weekend breakfast in this unique Sunday brunch dress. The pattern is free. Why not try it out.
Revive your basic sewing skills with this simple yet exciting dress pattern for the summer.
19. Boho Chic Black Dress Pattern
Break out this Boho-chic little on Friday evenings for a great casual, youthful look that’s easy to put together.
20. Chic Bow Collar Dress Tutorial
Bow collar dresses have an interesting history and you can adorn all its glory when wearing this chic bow collar dress.
There’s no better way to express your love for Japanese heritage than with this Kimono dress tutorial.
22. DIY Dress with Bell Sleeves
Despite the elegant look, this bell-sleeved dress is easy to make even for sewers making a dress for the first time.
23. Leather Accents Free Dress Pattern
Create this pretty sweater dress with leather accents using affordable materials.
24. Raglan Maxi Dress Tutorial
Go cute and comfortable with this long and flowy maxi dress.
25. Dolman Knit Dress Tutorial
The Dolman dress is a blend of comfort and style that you can wear to any occasion.
26. Blush Rose Fitted DIY Dress
Try out this affordable, fashionable and sleek-looking dress design.
27. Velvet Vixen Holiday Dress Tutorial
Spoil yourself with this dreamy dress perfect for special events.
28. Two-Toned Shift Dress Pattern
Get into the swing of the spring season with this cute little two-tone shift dress.
Forget wardrobe malfunctions and look like a million bucks in the flirty wrap dress!
Looking great doesn’t have to be expensive and this little tank dress is all the proof you need.
This loose fitting, short-flared sleeves, knee length dress is just what the doctor ordered this summer.
32. Cute Black and White Mini Dress
Upcycle your old t-shirts and transform them into this cute little black and white dress.
There are tons of ways you can wear this dress, all you have to do is make it first.
34. 1950s Birthday Party Dress
This floral dress adorned in roses with a vintage inspiration is perfect for spring and summer.
Give this maxi dress that doubles up as swimsuit cover up a try.
Need fancy and functional? Say no more, this A-line dress has it all!
Whip up this solid color dress with a draping loose fit in just 90 minutes.
Beat the summer heat with this long and light-weight maxi dress.
Perfect for beginners, this dress comes out lovely and is perfect for casual occasions.
40. Summer Sundown Free Dress Pattern
This sun dress pattern is as stunning as it is comfortable. It’s made from a lightweight material for that summer feel.
41. Versatile Little Black Dress
Summer dresses don’t always have to be colored and floral. This solid black summer dress makes a great alternative.
Summer is a great time to show of your legs. This little, figure hugging dress allows you to do that.
Pull out all the stops with this summer infused yellow, loose and flowing figure dress with a rounded crew neckline.
Create your go-to summer dress in one afternoon, using one yard of fabric with this pattern.
45. Perfect Beach Dress pattern
Make your days at the beach more comfortable with this A-Line swimsuit cover-up dress.
This beginner-friendly maxi dress is super simple to sew and comes with short sleeves to keep up with the summer heat.
47. DIY Super Easy Beach Dress
If you’re dreaming of sunsets at the seaside, this dress is the perfect outfit.
48. Pinafore Dress with Circle Skirt Drafting Tutorial
This dress pattern presents a great opportunity for sewers to learn how to draft sewing patterns.
Once you lay your eyes on this dress, you will want to try out the pattern.
50. Puff Sleeve DIY Shift Dress
This pretty dress works for any occasion day or night.