Today I'm showcasing over 30 free girls' dress patterns and tutorials - pinafores, sundresses, jumpers, halter necks, maxis, high-low, ruffle, t-shirt, peasant, shirred, bubble and more. There are lots of different styles and designs, suitable for girls of all ages.
I've chosen all of these dresses from the Dresses for Girls link party here at Threading My Way. I've had a lovely time looking through the collection, choosing dresses that I think you'd like to see. Many are suitable right now for Spring/Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, whilst others are just right for our weather which is cooling down in Australia.
The dresses range in difficulty level - with some for those who are new to sewing, and others for sewists with more experience.
Many of the simpler dresses are suitable for charity sewing, too. See the guidelines from each organisation, as to which ones are best.
Twirly Lace Dress by Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts
Stella Summer Dress by Nina, from Nina Makes
Rainbow Maxi Dress by Pam, from Threading My Way
Baby Dress by Toni-Maree, from Sew Jereli
Summer Frills Dress by Wen, from What's Mummy Up To?
Blushing Izzy Dress by Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts
4th July Baby Dress by Amber, from Crazy Little Projects
Eriqua Dress by Irene, from Serger Pepper
Shirred Dress with Ruffles by Bridget, from Wag Doll
Flutter Sleeve Dress by Petro, from Creative Homemaking
Denim Bib Twirl Dress by Denise, from DIY Crush
Bubble Dress by Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts
Floral Jumper by Anshu, from Blooms and Bugs
Stella Summer Dress Version 2 by Nina, from Nina Makes
Simple Pillowcase Style Dress by Cheryl, from Simply Shoe Boxes
Halter Neck Sundress by Veronica, from Sew Very
Lucky Layers Tiered Dress by Anshu, for Moda Bake Shop
Owl Jumper by Heather, from Sew Easy Being Green
Easy Ruffle Dress by Missy, from Missy's Homemaking Adventures
Painted T-shirt Dress by Pam, from Threading My Way
All-American Halter Neck Dress by Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts
Loopy Flower Shirred Sundress by Mira, from Sewing the Litteheart Collection
Toddler Peasant Dress by Donna & Rachel, from Once Upon a Sewing Machine
Teen Peasant Dress by Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts
Betty Bodice Dress by Nina, from Nina Makes
Gathered Dress by Petro, from Creative Homemaking
Gracie Dress by Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts
Thanksgiving Jumper with Removable Turkey Tail by Mira, from Sewing the Littleheart Collection
High-Low Playtime Dress by Wen, from What's Mummy Up To?
Hermione Hi-Low Hem Knit Dress by Nina, from Nina Makes
Sunrise Dress by Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts
Shirred Sundress by Pam, from Threading My Way
Tulip Hem Wrap Dress by Anshu, from Blooms and Bugs
Lydia's Sweetheart Dress by Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts
So many adorable girls' dresses!!! Head on over and visit these talented ladies. Tell them I sent you.
If you are looking for more inspiration, don't forget to check out the Girls' Dresses link party. With over 550 dresses, you won't be short of ideas. While you are there, add your own girls' dresses to the collection.
What's your favourite type of dress to sew? I think my all time favourite is the rainbow maxi dress I made. There was such a sense of satisfaction in designing and making it, and what's more, it's still being worn almost three years later. To top that off, I noticed the other day that someone had used the tutorial to make their own rainbow maxi dress - totally made my day!