Popular dress sewing patterns December 12 2014

It's summer time in Australia now and Christmas is coming soon. Whether you are busy for gifts shopping or gathering ideas for decoration. Don't forget your holiday dresses!  I have been exploring some popular dress sewing patterns, and people who made dresses using these patterns, hope this would help you for your next holiday/summer dress.


Alder Shirtdress

Designed by Grainline studio, this easy loose-fitted dress have 2 options. An simple A-line dress with buttons front or gather skirt at the side and back. 

From left to right: Tifftoffee, Ginger makes, Bellbird


Burda #101 02/2011 dress with gathered rectangle skirt and cap sleeves

A very popular dress pattern on Burda, the sewing pattern has the bodice only. The skirt is simply a big rectangle that everyone can draft!

From left to right: Mokosha, Jessica Abbott, Sarah-Ann


Laurel Dress

Designed by Colette pattern, a very popular shift dress sewing patterns that is great for bold print. The pattern offer 4 options including dress and top. Colette also provides a free extra with instruction, so don't forget to grab them when you purchase it.  

From left to right: Savory Stitches, Funkbunny, Dresses & Me


Emery Dress

Designed by Christine Haynes, this classic vintage-inspire dress is easy and it can fits every body type. The pattern includes 2 options, bow with short sleeve or peter pan collar with 3/4 length sleeve. 

From left to right: Duck & Duffel, Roisin Muldoon, Dixie DIY


Mission Maxi 

A very elegant and soft free flowing maxi designed by Jamie Christina. This pattern is designed for knit fabric and offer 3 variations. 

From left to right: Very Purple Person, True x Bias, Ada Spragg


Nettie dress and bodysuit

A super popular sewing pattern that is easy to customise and sew. This pattern is also designed for knit fabric with a choice of 3 sleeve lengths, 2 neckline and 3 back variations. 

From left to right: RunningAmuck, Ninie Plume, Afro Craft Engineer


Simplicity 2215

Designed by Cynthia Rowley, this pattern offer 4 variations, 2 options for the dress, a top and a skirt. I love the dress made by Audrey, the lovely nani IRO woodblock Poncho in mustard.

From left to right: Audrey Makes, Mary Beverly, Make Something


Simplicity 2406

Another popular dress sewing pattern by Cynthia Rowley pattern, off the shoulder sleeve and slit back with 3 length variation. 

 From left to right: JorthRaindrop and Bellyflops, Pretty Girl Sew

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