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 17 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 and share links to the free baby dress tutorials we missed in the comments so we can do another round up soon!
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Pillowcase Dress with Bias Trim
Spiff up your pillowcase dress with adorable bias tape trim. Get the free dress tutorial here.
5. 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.
6. One Shoulder Dressy Dress
This one shoulder dress has a fun flounce that little girls will adore. Get the free dress tutorial here.
7. Snappy Toddler Top
A shortened version of the snappy toddler dress. Get the free tutorial here.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Hipster Swing Dress
Here is a fun one for rayon fabrics. Get the free dress tutorial here.
11. 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.
12. Beachcomber Dress
The rope accents absolutely make this breezy dress from Ruffles and Stuff. Get the free dress tutorial here.
13. Ruffled Tunic Dress
We love the ruffle accents on this dress from Tea Rose Home. Get the free dress tutorial here.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. Pretty Little Pinafore
This dress at Sew Mama Sew reminds me of my childhood idol, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Get the free dress tutorial here.
17. Leisurely Dress
The racerback straps on this relaxed dress from Sew Mama Sew are so sweet. Get the free dress tutorial here.More On