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Free Dresses and Frock sewing patterns for little girls

 

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I love sewing dresses for my girls. There are so many sewing inspirations all around to make your sewing effortless. I have compiled a list of some very good tutorials and patterns which some very creative good souls have shared for all of us – moms who want to stitch their kids dresses on their own.Have fun going through them

( If you are new to sewing checkout the post on learning to sew for some basic sewing techniques and tutorials and the 30 basic sewing tools you would love to have in your sewing kitty before you start out). You also need to follow some rules when sewing for perfect results – checkout the 15 dressmaking rules outlined here

You also must have some favourite fabric in mind to sew for your child – if not, checkout this post on some guidelines in choosing from the 10 favourite dressmaking fabrics

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    Dress sewing patterns for girls

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    Valentine’s Frock, Gathered Neckline Dress Tutorial

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    This beautiful vibrant scarlet red colour gathered neckline dress is the perfect one to start my list with- the drafting of the dress pattern to your girls size is explained nicely and your girl will love you for taking the effort to draft and stitch this one for her.

    Piped Wrap Dress

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    This dress is a perfect one to test your creative sewing capacities ; This tutorial comes with  clear instructions to draft the pattern and sew ; The striped fabric used is the highlight of this dress and so be sure to find a similar one in your favourite colour. The piping done in a contrast colour adds to the beauty of the dress.

    Little Grey dress

    A very classy and elegant looking dress for your princess with sewing instructions. It is perfect for winter wear.

    Braided Little girl’s dress


    This dress is  just Wow.It is by mesewcrazy.com ; check out the photos here and the tutorial

    Knot Swing Dress

    Love this dress which looks very modern with an uneven hem and with some cool printed cotton fabric this pattern will end up looking gorgeous. Head over to sewmecrazy.com for a tutorial

    Retro Dress pattern for girls

    If you are truly dedicated to sewing dresses for your angel, you will want to translate and download the pattern and sew this very beautiful dress 

    The Baby Doll dress

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    This tutorial by weekend designer can be used to make a baby doll dress for a  little girl as well and it will look beautiful if stitched in chiffon. The only drawback is that you need a lot of cloth for stitching this dress as the whole thing is 3 layers . Worn with leggings it is a very chic dress.

    Martha Stewart re purposed dress pattern

    Very easy to stitch pattern (downloadable), the dress is made from an old men’s shirt.

    Flutter sleeve peasant top

    This is a tutorial for a top but you can alter it into a dress and it will look beautiful. The tutorials is  at scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com 

    Toddler dress with peter pan collar

    The photo tutorial for sewing this adorable dress makes it all look  ‘sew’ easy; 

    Guinevere’s Gown

    This brilliant and easy tutorial shows you how to make this King Arthur gown and is perfect for any costume party.  You will definitely be making it many times over after the first time 

     Easy wrap around pinafore dress

    Such a cute dress and that too with downloadable patterns here at realitydaydream 

     4 Season Crossover Top

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    Very aptly named 4 season  by the author at prettyprudent this can be worn any time  by your baby; downloadable patterns for a size 3 T , but you can adapt it to your requirement with a little alterations

    Summer time jumper dress pattern

     

    Jumpers are very comfortable dresses to wear in the summer and hence very popular; There is no need for you to buy an expensive one from the shop; Go ahead and check out this sewing tutorial at bloomsnbugs.blospot.in ; method to make the dress in  different size is also given.

    Flutter sleeve peasant top

    This is a tutorial for a top but you can alter it into a dress and it will look beautiful. The tutorials is here at scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com 

    Super simple fancy Dress

     

     Repurposed from a lace skirt, this looks awesome. Go over to nacyscourture.blogspot.in for instructions 

    Rainbow dress

    A totally worth it dress stitching instructions from my favourite blogger madebyrae

     

    Faux peter pan collar dress

    Very good looking dress, you can make this for  your daughter to wear for any formal function, and I guarantee she will look gorgreous, and You will be proud that you made her so. Find the instructions at mellysews.com

     Reversible Ribbon Dress

    A simple A line pattern transformed into this gorgeous dress

    Toddler Peasant Dress Pattern

    This is a tutorial for a very easy peasant dress 

    The pear picking tunic

    The fabric is so eye catching and the dress looks very adorable on the model ; Easy instructions to go with it, what are you waiting for ?

    Super simple girls sundress

    As the name says it,this one is a delightful simple sundress you can make again and again in different fabrics to build your little ones summer wardrobe.

    Vivienne Toddler Jumper

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    The instructions to make this toddler jumper can be found  at Burdastyle 

     Easy wrap Tunic

    This is so cool and casual, ideal tunic for summer ; Very easy to follow pictorial instructions, this is a must make and easy sew. 

    Metro Dress

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    If the picture doesnot entice you to sew a dress, I will be disappointed. With some sequins work thrown in , this dress can be worn to any function with pride.

    Japanese dress pattern

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    This is a very simple dress but looks so cute and elegant as all the Japanese patterns do; Made by the blogger at sewinlove.com.au the pattern can be downloaded ; Also check out the instructions  here 

    Collar dress

    A very simple collar dress by Blooms and Bugs  and your little kids will look very classy in this . 

    Easy tutu skirt

    Pink is a favourite among girls (young ofcourse) and which little girls wouldn’t love their mama to make this easiest tutu with just some elastic and tulle fabric in  pink. 

    Black Bird tunic

    Actually inspired by a song by the same name by beatles(isn’t that creative ?) this cute tunic can be made in any size with the instructions in shwinandshwin.com

    No sew mermaid costume

    This a very stunning tutorial for an easy no sew costume for the next party for your little one ; check it out at bloomsnbugs

    Twirly Tshirt dress pattern and tutorial

    A very gorgeous dress in a very gorgeous printed fabric  – get the tutorial and pattern and go and sew it for your precious one.  

    Long sleeve dress from knit fabric

    This tutorial with downloadable pattern in different sizes makes a dress suited for the winter ; to be made in knit,with clear the instructions. 

    Spring/ Easter dress

    This very cute dress is by sewdangcute.blogspot.in and it is very easy to sew ; so sew on. go over to modabakeshop for the tutorial

    Shirred Border dress

    This as the name says , is made with a border fabric, and as the author says a very darn cute dress; Go over to mesewcrazy for the tutorial

    Caroline Dress

    This tutorial is from one of my favourite sewists craftinessisnotoptional.com and your kids will love you if you make this dress for her dress . 

    Pleating fabric for smocking without a pleater

    Such a useful tutorial when sewing a girls dress ; learn it from the expert creationsbymitchie.blogspot.in

    Overall for girls

    Lier of Ikatbag is my all time favourite blogger and her patterns are so creative and easy to follow ; this is a must read blog for all things kids, not only dresses ; checkout the overalls for girls and the basic pattern here 

    A line Pullover dress

    A very easy to sew dress in Knit from scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com (love the name and I totally empathise); Patterns for different sizes are available for download.

    Overall Pants with Pocket

    This site is in a different language but the  tutorial is explained well with photos and the way she drafts the pockets is very funny. well worth a look if you use the translate option in google chrome.

    Liberty Dress 

    This gorgeous dress tutorial is a must try ; check it out at andreasnotebook.com

    Fat quarter pillow case dress

    This is a pinafore dress and the easiest of all kids dresses to sew; a fat quarter is approximately 18 inches * 22 inches ( 45.5cm by 56cm) ; If you have 2 of these pieces you can sew this in no time ; this tutorial gives you a no hem method ; aren’t you lucky? 

     Katy Dress

    This dress by craftinessisnotoptional.com is a very elegant looking winter dress to be sewn in knit fabric. the tutorial makes it very easy to sew ; this is must dress in your child’s winter wardrobe.

    Knotty Jumper with ruffled leggings

     

    Tutorial for this is a very cute apparel can be found at modabakeshop

    A simple to sew Pillow case dress tutorial

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    This little dress is so simple to sew but looks so good ; actually the author has sewn this for a special occasion so it has double layers but if you need to make a simpler one with some ruffles you can look at the tutorial from the same blog 

    Sydney Pinafore

     

    This a very pretty and casual pinafore dress and the model is too cute, not to love this dress.

    Pintuck Piny Dress tutorial

    This very adorable pinafore dress is featured in sew mama sew and the pattern can be downloaded at sewmamasew.com

    A simple dress for 6-9 month old girl  

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    Though this tutorial is in a different language I had to add this to this list for its simplicity and cuteness. If you use google translate and the self explanatory diagrams by the author, you will be able to execute this pattern very well.

    Itty bitty baby dress pattern

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    This one is a winner ; i have made this for my younger daughter myself , and it turned out really good . This pattern is available as pdf for you to print. Use the prettiest cotton in your collection to sew this. 

    A very pretty tutu dress

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    I love the colour of this dress and it looks so dreamy. A lucky girl will get this sewn by her mama. It cannot look any prettier.

    Fall into fall dress tutorial 

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    This is a tutorial inspired by another tutorial for a peasant dress for adults as well as a dress from gap. The model who is cute as a button adds to the beauty of the dress. 

    onesie to dress tutorial

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     It’s difficult to imagine that this beautiful dress was once an onsie. The author repurposed a not-fitting-anymore-onsie to this very easy to construct but beautiful dress. 

    Pinafore style eriqua dress

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    This one is a simple pinafore dress , fully lined, with an invisible zipper on back, with inverted pleats in the front with embroidered tacks; it is very easy to construct with your own pattern but if you would rather have a pattern, subscribe to the author’s email list  

    Sweet as berry little girl dress

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    This dress has some pretty ruffles in the sleeves and in the front of the bodice. The directions to sew are very clear and detailed so don’t worry looking at the ruffles if you are a beginner. 

    It was night – dress pattern

    1This one is a winner from the sequins in the bodice to the full skirt. The gorgeous dress is just the right one for you to sew for a function or just like that. 

    Comfy knit dress tutorial

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    This dress is as comfy as it is named ; your child can easily put it on and go about her play business. There are two versions to this easy to wear and easy to sew dress :a flouncy, twirly 2 tier skirt and another  one with a less full single tier skirt with side seam pockets. 

    Petal Dress 

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     This dress is utterly gorgeous and will make your precious one a very very happy girl. Who wouldn’t want to wear petals. It’s not as difficult to sew as it looks ; even if you think it is the result will be worth it. 

    Tinker bell costume

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    Every girl wants to be tinker bell. So the next best thing you can offer is a costume. 

    A Dutch  baby dress pattern 

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    This simple to sew pattern and tutorial comes with pattern downloads  in different sizes. The different fabric /colour options the author has sewn are so beautiful you will surely want to sew this even if your baby has outgrown this pattern. I know I want to make this. Let me see which of my cousins’s baby deserves this treat. 

    Aline dress 

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    Jingle bell dress

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    This fantastic dress can be sewn by you if you have the basic sewing skills. Though there is no pattern as such , the author has given sewing directions and the picture of the finished dress in dupioni silk(re purposed from an old bridesmaid dress) is so gorgeous you will want to sew it. 

    Sweet crochet + sew Dress

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    If you don’t know to crochet you will want to learn looking at this utterly adorable dress.

    A T shirt wrap dress

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    A tshirt repurposed to a very pretty dress – you can use a tank top or any other top to make this dress and it will look equally good.

    A sweet tartan crossover dress tutorial

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    This dress looks so stunning with the constrasting colours of the fabric; When you make this dress, I suggest you do the same.

    A shirred dress- must sew  

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    Shirring is a very exciting technique and when combined with a dress it is indeed magic. I always make a facing to cover the shirred inside as my girl complains about it irritating her skin. If the shirred dress is worn outside a tee, this doesnot matter. This dress works perfect inside the denim jacket.

    U r mysunshine Dress pattern

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    The photo is so divine and the dress is equally beautiful. 

    Men’s shirt to the best dress 

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    I have made this dress a number of times, not re purposed from old shirt as the author beautifully does, but in gorgeous printed cotton for both my daughters and they turned out such beauties. 

    Jcrew knock off

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    Such a casual and  cool frack for your daughter, this can be made in knit ; there is a downloadable patter also with the tutorial.

    Flutter sleeve dress

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    This top can which can also be  extended to a frock is another summer staple for kids wardrobe.

    Wee Wander dress pattern 

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    Double ruffled sleeves, box pleats on the skirt and zipper makes this a little bit challenging for the beginning sewist but the dress is so beautiful and the instructions so clear you will have no trouble making this gorgeous dress. Make with a border print fabric

    The party dress free pattern

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    Little girls look so good in frocks, especially if they are made  in printed fabric with a hint of pink.

    Summer picnic dress

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    Another must sew summer dress with ruffles.

    Vintage Heirloom dress for toddlers

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    This dress is made of a vintage fabric and the scalloped collar in a contrasting fabric makes it look truly special.

    Out to sea dress 

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    Peep hem Dress 

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    A big girl dress 

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    Little green dress 

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    Infant peasant dress

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    This simplest of baby dresses is a perfect learning project for a beginner- no snaps or buttons.The ease of an elastic neckline will also make this dress a favourite for your baby. Make this in soft  plain cottons with some embroidery thrown in. 

    Love in Paris Dress

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    Inspired by a movie of the same name this drop waisted dress is very elegant looking and dressy. Downloadable patterns for a size 3T is available.

    Shabby Apple knock off dress 

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    This cute little dress has a circle skirt ;This would look as good on bigger girls as well. So many options to mix and match. A light pink bodice with a turquoise colored skirt would look so good. I have a beautiful turquoise cotton cloth in my stash. 

    A night gown tutorial  

    13qA very easy to sew nightgown in my favourite colour; you can sew it up very fast and even re purpose old blankets as the author has done. 

    Cinderalla Costume 

    12e This dress is a dream come true for a complete princess. This beautifully detailed costume comes with some very simple sewing steps like velcro fasteners ; Go ahead and start this. 

    Play date dress

    12a A perfect casual dress – Sew this dress in printed fabrics with contrast piping for a very playful look.

    Side bow sweater 

    sweater-dress-girls-bow-sewing-diy-tutorial-smallThis is an upcycled adult sweater project embellished with a bow with tutorial . A sweater which looks prettier than any dress, who would have thought.

    Pinafore dress

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     This tutorial by ikat bag is so nicely explained, it will be a breeze for you to draft the pattern and sew it for the next outing.

    Simple ballet dress for girls

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    Queen Elsa dress 

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    Elsa Dress 

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    This is a dream like Elsa dress suitable for summer parties. A Very lucky birthday girl indeed, who got this dress.

    Let’s fly a kite dress

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    Patchwork shorts and appliqued tee tutorial

    11aThis so cool ; Turn an ordinary tee into a cool outfit by doing applique and making a matching shorts. Your daughter is sure to standout as the best dressed in the playground.

    Peplum top

    CRW_38312I love a peplum and I have fallen in love with ideas around this top. Instead of starting from the scratch of making the bodice one can simply adapt and sew the peplum to an old top your daughter owns. 

    Empire waist top pattern

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    Cupcake Dress


    A super easy dress to put together I bet that your child would not get out of this dress in summer. 

    Ruffle collar tshirt refashion

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    This is one refashion you can easily do and turn an ordinary tshirt into a dressy top. You just have to buy 2 tshirts in your favourite colour and commit to an hour of sewing.

    Mod Dress Pattern

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    This very easy to sew tutorial for this charming dress comes with pattern pieces for a size 3T but it will be very easy to draft this simple dress pattern yourself.

    Giraffe Jumper 

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    Reversible Baby dress pattern 

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    This dress is perfect for a small baby ; it is reversible with applique work on one side as well.

    Bustle Back Dress Pattern

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    Perfect for summer , make this dress in your favorite printed cotton cloth for a summer frock.

    Colour pop tunic

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    Dolman Colour blocked dress

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    Gingham sundress tutorial 

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    This cute little dress is embellished with lace strips for a nice decorative touch.

    J crew Knock off Dress

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    This one is a beauty and your daughter will be the center of attraction. Made by Suzanne from Winter winterwonderingswhatnot.blogspot.ca

    By no means, is this a definite list of free dress patterns for kids. I will keep adding to this list of awesome tutorials and patterns for little girls dresses. I hope you did not end up flustered like me, as to which one to start with first

    If you like to embroider on the dress you have sewn checkout the post on some cute embroidered flowers you can easily do.

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    Do checkout the free sewing patterns on sewguide as well

    Happy sewing

    Sarina



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    1. I see that this page has some good and easy to sew dresses – my nieces are the right age ; I think I shall take up sewing again after a long time

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