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Make for Baby: 25 Free Dress Tutorials for Babies & Toddlers

Nothing is sweeter than a little girl all dolled up in a homemade dress. Last week we shared a round up of how to make all your baby and nursery basics here: Make for Baby: 20 Easy Projects to Make Your Own Bedding, Gear, and Nursery Stuff. From the overwhelming response, we can see how much you enjoy making for your children. Now we’ve rounded up the most popular dress tutorials from Prudent Baby as well as some of our favorites from around the crafty web. Most of these dresses are ideal for beginning sewers; all will make you feel like the crafty mom superstar that you are. From pinafores to party dresses to dress-up tutus, these 25 free dress tutorials will have you and your little one smiling from ear to ear. Take a look and get the links to the sweetest free baby dress patterns after the jump, and share links to the free baby dress tutorials we missed in the comments so we can do another round up soon…

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  • Pillowcase Dress 1 of 25
    Pillowcase Dress
    This is the most popular tutorial on Prudent Baby and a classic child's dress. Perfect for beginning sewers. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Snappy Toddler Dress 2 of 25
    Snappy Toddler Dress
    We see more adorable versions of this dress then any other. You can make a top or a dress with the free downloadable pattern. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Snap Wrap Dress 3 of 25
    Snap Wrap Dress
    This dress is forgiving in sizing and especially cute in a voile or gauze. It's also my daughter's favorite. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • 10 Minute Onesie Dress 4 of 25
    10 Minute Onesie Dress
    Turn a onesie into a dress with finished seams in a jiff with our neat little trick. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Pillowcase Dress with Bias Trim 5 of 25
    Pillowcase Dress with Bias Trim
    Spiff up your pillowcase dress with adorable bias tape trim. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Sweet Shirred Summer Dress 6 of 25
    Sweet Shirred Summer Dress
    Shirring is perfect for lightweight summer fabrics. If you have had problems shirring, perhaps our trick will help you out, many commenters say it helped them finally be able to shirr with ease. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Peasant Dress 7 of 25
    Peasant Dress
    You can make a long or short sleeve version of this simple dress. It is a great first project to try out sleeves because the sizing is so forgiving. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • One Shoulder Dressy Dress 8 of 25
    One Shoulder Dressy Dress
    This one shoulder dress has a fun flounce that little girls will adore. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Snappy Toddler Top 9 of 25
    Snappy Toddler Top
    A shortened version of the snappy toddler dress. Get the free tutorial here.
  • Two Minute T-Shirt Dress 10 of 25
    Two Minute T-Shirt Dress
    I wanted to create the fastest dress ever. Make this from an old t-shirt. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Magical Tutu Dress of Magic 11 of 25
    Magical Tutu Dress of Magic
    Here's a fun one for dress-up, it can be customized in so many ways. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Pretty Party Dress 12 of 25
    Pretty Party Dress
    This dress is a little more complicated, but with a free downloadable pattern you'll be sewing pretty-party-style in no time. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Hipster Swing Dress 13 of 25
    Hipster Swing Dress
    Here is a fun one for rayon fabrics. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Smocked Sundress with Pom Poms 14 of 25
    Smocked Sundress with Pom Poms
    This is a great basic summer dress that you can embellish with pom poms or ties. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Shirt Dress 15 of 25
    Shirt Dress
    This dress from a man's shirt at Made is a classic style and simple to execute. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Warhol Dress 16 of 25
    Warhol Dress
    This funky jersey dress from Made is as modern as it gets. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Beachcomber Dress 17 of 25
    Beachcomber Dress
    The rope accents absolutely make this breezy dress from Ruffles and Stuff. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Ruffled Tunic Dress 18 of 25
    Ruffled Tunic Dress
    We love the ruffle accents on this dress from Tea Rose Home. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Summer Time Fun Dress 19 of 25
    Summer Time Fun Dress
    We love the contrast band on this dress from Sweet Emmelie. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • T Shirt to Toddler Dress 20 of 25
    T Shirt to Toddler Dress
    We love the way Oh So Happy Together turned a t-shirt into a ruffle accented dress. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Reversible Dress 21 of 25
    Reversible Dress
    We love this version of a reversible dress at A Little Gray. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • The Party Dress with Sash 22 of 25
    The Party Dress with Sash
    Adoring this obi-style sash and full skirt at Ucreate. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Bubble Ruffle Dress 23 of 25
    Bubble Ruffle Dress
    We love all the takes on the 10-Minute Onesie Dress that have popped up across the web over the last year. My favorite is this bubble ruffle version from Me Sew Crazy. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Pretty Little Pinafore 24 of 25
    Pretty Little Pinafore
    This dress at Sew Mama Sew reminds me of my childhood idol, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Get the free dress tutorial here.
  • Leisurely Dress 25 of 25
    Leisurely Dress
    The racerback straps on this relaxed dress from Sew Mama Sew are so sweet. Get the free dress tutorial here.
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