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Welcome to my Blog

I am a grandmother to 4 little girls. I blog about the things I make for them, review patterns, provide tutorials on how I've dealt with techniques or problems, which I hope may help others, and give links to the (mostly) free patterns I use. Every so often, I do a 'Best of..' post listing the best free patterns I've found under specific headings - babies, girls, boys etc. Enjoy the Blog!

Monday, 18 November 2019

Free Dress Patterns for Girls - Page 2 of 2

This is the continuation of my post for free PDF patterns for clothes for little girls, page 2 of 2. You are definitely in the right place if you want patterns for girls aged 7 and above. However, many of these patterns include smaller sizes too.  All the pictures in this post are of dresses I've made for my grand-daughters. As you'd expected, being free, some patterns work better than others. I've tried to weed out most of the dross!



I've opted to divide this post into 2 pages: This one, for patterns which include sizes for age 7 and upwards, many of which do also have smaller sizes; and the other, for patterns for girls up to 6. So if you are looking for patterns for girls younger than 7, do have a look on this page, but you might also want to go back to Page 1, with patterns for girls up to 6. 

Please don't just cut and paste my lists into your own web site or present them as your own lists. I've put 6 years of research and sewing into these lists. By all means refer others to my blog. Also, note that the links I'm giving you are to sites whose authors have also generously shared their work, so please give credit to them if you use their free patterns. 

Ignore the code numbers, e.g. D11, these are just to help me find things again! I've also noted the sleeve type if any, as my grand-daughters don't like bare backs and no longer put up with tie shoulders either - but many people like these styles. This may also give you some guidance as to which might be more suitable for summer or winter seasons.

Patterns that have sizes to fit age 7 plus (may also have smaller sizes)

Dresses to be made with knit fabrics:

Dresses which can be made with woven fabrics (some could work with knit also):
  • Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mum, Peasant Dress in larger sizes, age 12 months to age 10,  with sleeves (D29)
  • Cottage Mama, Party dress, sleeveless, 6 months to 10 years, (D30)

(My version of Cottage Mama Party Dress modified to have puff sleeves and collar)
  • Baste and Gather / Lauren Dahl, Cupcake dress, 12 months - 8 years, tie shoulders  - similar to Widi, on Page 1, (D59)
  • Purl Soho, Gathered Summer Top, 1 year - 10 years, simple with tie shoulders, (D61)
  • Elysium, Good Deeds dress, mock wrap dress, 1-14 years, sleeveless (but have made with sleeves too) (D62)
 
Goods Deeds dresses with added frill
  • Make it Love It,  Eva Top or Dress, 18 months - 8, gathered into yoke with short sleeves, D82)
  • Sew Mama Sew  Saudade Sun dress, bare shoulders and string ties, age 1-10, (D86)
  • We All Sew, Vintage Sun Dress, age 3-8, bare shoulders and string ties, waisted dress with very full skirt (D87)
  • Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, Pillow Case Dress, one of the best of many tutorials for pillowcase dresses, string ties and bare shoulders, age 2-16. (D89)
  • Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, A-line Sheath Dress, sleeveless straight A-line, age 3-7 (D93)
  • Oliver+S, Ruffled Halter, string ties and bare shoulders, 18 months to 12 years, (D111)
  • Oliver+S, 2-8, Simple Popover Sundress. Tie straps, 2-8, (D112)
  • Aruba, Kaftan / Sun Cover-up, floaty with sleeves, 3-12 years (D115)
  • Shwin and Shwin, Holiday dress, dress with sleeves and some variations, 1-8 years, (D123)
  • Sew Mama Sew, Classic Shirt Dress with sleeves and collar, age 3-10, (D126)
  • Me Sew Crazy / Jessica Rabbit, Knot Swing Dress, with small sleeves and keyhole neckline, can also be made with knit, 2-10, (D127)
  • Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, Boho Maxi Dress (could be a shorter length too), halter neck (bare back) with tie straps, 3-8 (with instructions for enlarging) (D128 - similar to Widi)
  • One of my favourite patterns,Climbing the Willow Izzy Top or dress, cap sleeves and high curved yoke, I like to extend the opening beyond the yoke, size 6-12 (1-5 also available, see Page 1) (D11)
Izzy Top as dress age 3
  • Little Lizard King, Verona Dress, bare shoulder style, age 2 -12, (D130)
  • Ginger House designs, Pinafore Dress, 12 months to 8 years, bare back (but to be worn with jumper under), (D139)
  • Made by Oranges, Scarlet Dress, long bodiced dress with two ruffles and long sleeves - would make nice winter dress 74cm (6-9 months) - 164 cm (age 14) (D149) 
  • Violette Threads, London Dress, 2-10, very simple design with yoke and strong ties, full skirt and ruffle.(D150)
  • Life Sew Savory Sweet Rose Dress - full dress gathered into high yoke, with sleeves, size 2-10. (D182)

Pinafore Dress age 6


  • Simple knot dress from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, age 2-10, shoulder strap ties. (D186)
  • August dress from Happy Together by Jess, a simple sleeveless summer dress with a button over yoke and gathered skirt. Age 2-9. (D187) It's similar to the Good Deeds dress above, but with a slightly different bodice. I have used Good Deeds so will probably stick to that myself, as I know it works.

Page 1 of this post has more free PDF patterns for younger girls aged 2-6. If you are handy with adapting patterns, there may be something there you would like, as well. Happy Sewing! 

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