15 of the Best Summer Dress Sewing Patterns

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Summer dress sewing patternsThe sun’s out, and it’s time to enjoy those long, hot days hanging out by the beach, going for ice cream or lazing by the pool. Is there anything better than hopping into a super cute outfit that’s easy, breezy and totally comfortable to wear? We don’t think so.

With this in mind, we’re here to get your wardrobe summer-ready with our sewing patterns for summer dresses – complete with mini, midi and maxi options. Take a look below to find the perfect style for you.

Our Top Sewing Patterns for Summer Dresses

We’ve chosen some of our favourite summer clothing patterns that are not only easy to make, but they’re also incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear.  All of our designs provide you with complete choice and versatility – you can choose your own materials and colours to suit the look you want, then customise the length to suit your personal preference.

Here are a few options to get you started. These are perfect for wearing to all sorts of occasions through the warmer months – and even as the weather begins to cool down. Trust us, you’ll want to fill your whole wardrobe with these!

Relaxing By The Beach

Complete with bright, vibrant colours, the classic kaftan is an easy, breezy style that just screams summer and lazy days by the beach. Our Calypso and Sunkissed Kaftans are ideal for this – allowing a relaxed fit for that perfect boho vibe. They’re truly versatile and easy to throw on over your swimwear. Choose a style to suit your outfit – and they’re also perfect to pair with a floppy sunhat.

For those days that you just want to lounge about, our Lounge Dress offers a comfy, relaxed fit, complete with batwing sleeves and multiple neckline options. There’s also the Trapeze Trio design, which can be customised into either a dress, tunic or top depending on your tastes – in fact, why not make one of each? And if you’re making a tunic, be sure to include pockets! (They’re just so handy – and who doesn’t love pockets?)

For complete versatility, we also have the playful Follow Me Wrap – which can be transformed into a range of style options with choice of various sleeves and necklines. This design features a pretty wrap-over layer in either plain or flounce detail, depending on your choice.

Brunching with Friends

Summer’s also great for kicking back and enjoying a long, lazy brunch with friends while you stay out of the heat. Or perhaps you want to enjoy the sunshine with some alfresco dining down by the sea?

Whatever you do, we have the perfect range of options for your super cute lunch date with the girls. Make an entrance with our Meet You There tiered dress and top, or the Every Day’s a Weekend pattern for casual, laidback style that can be dressed either up or down to suit the occasion. These tiered designs can be mixed and matched in terms of length to wear it either short, long or knee-length.

Our Dream On and Summer Breeze patterns present an ethereal look that can be worn to any occasion – from lunches, parties and weddings. Summer Breeze is totally dreamy with its light and draper design, featuring a drawstring waistline with V-neck finish, while Dream On has a fitted bodice and tiered skirt.

The Spellbound Fit & Flare is super sweet, feminine and makes for a perfect all-rounder with its flattering fit and flare silhouette and shaped back. There’s also our Wanderlust pattern, which is easily adapted into a skater style.

Out on the Town

Heading out and want to make a statement? We have a gorgeous range of sewing patterns for long summer dresses that are perfect for wearing to dinners, functions, date nights and parties.

For some serious wow factor, our Entice Me and Going Places designs are sure to turn heads – and make for a perfect party frock with their figure-hugging designs. Entice Me can be adapted into a range of styles – with patterns available for a ruched design, maternity wear or cowl back option.

Our 3 Way Tank is a stunning, sleeveless design that offers complete versatility and style with three different skirt options – either Gathered, A-Line or Full Circle skirt. The Flawsome Cut-out Top and Dress makes for a sassy, striking appearance with its crossover cut-out or peephole design.

Wherever you’re heading out, it will certainly be a night to remember with our stylish designs – all while staying comfortable and expressing your personality.

It’s Time to Frock Up!

Girls, it’s time to get your best frock on and get ready for all the adventures summer has to offer. We have a pattern to suit every occasion. For more patterns for dresses and skirts, take a look through our online collection.

Not sure what to choose? Our friendly team is always on-hand to offer further style tips and advice. Get in touch with us today. You can also swap ideas and find inspiration by joining our online community on Facebook.