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20+ Girls Dress Patterns to Try Today

20+ Girls Dress Patterns to Try Today

Looking for some new girls dress patterns? Look no further! In this blog post, we will explore some of our favorite girl's dress patterns. From everyday outfits to special occasion outfits, we've got you covered. Don't worry though - if you don't see what you're looking for we have a bunch more in our Girls Dress Pattern Section.

Get ready to try out these stunning patterns and make some unforgettable memories with your daughter!

Our Top 20 Dress Patterns for Girls

From casual playtime dresses to elegant party outfits, we've got you covered. Find the perfect dress pattern for every season and occasion. Explore our collection of beautiful and versatile dress patterns for girls. Happy sewing!

#1 Girl's Everyday Dress

Create a versatile and stylish everyday dress for your little girl with this pattern. Perfect for beginners, it comes with detailed instructions and options like different sleeve lengths and skirt styles. Sew up a wardrobe full of these comfortable dresses using the free pattern for an instant download.

Echo says, "So easy! Need a quick and adorable dress? This is your pattern! My 14 year old daughter loves sewing this dress for her little 3 year old sister cause it’s easy and so cute!"

Everyday Girls Dress Patterns

#2 Wildflower

The Wildflower, a popular choice for special occasions like Easter and Christmas, can also be made for a formal occasion or play depending on the fabric choice. Mix and match from various options to create the perfect outfit for any event. This pattern includes detailed instructions for a seamless sewing experience. Also, if you need further help, check out our YouTube Video Tutorial.

Joy says, "Very cute dress! Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Liked the multiple pattern variations and will probably make several more dresses with different variations."

Wildflower Woven Dress Pattern

#3 Ballet Leotard & Dress

Make your little dancer shine with this ballet leotard and dress pattern. It features a classic scoop back neckline with optional criss-cross straps. The circle skirt is perfect for girls who love to twirl! This pattern is elastic-free, making it quick and easy to sew and comfortable to wear. Sew a versatile dancewear piece with this pattern that can be used for both practice and performances.

Ballet Leotard and Dress Pattern

#4 Summer Breeze Dress

Sew a lightweight outfit for the summer season with this pattern. Designed for knit fabrics, it offers a choice between a tiered or half circle skirt and three strap options. Perfect for beginners, it includes step-by-step instructions. Create a lovely summer dress that your little one will adore.

Billile says, "What a cute sundress! I made one of each style for my grand...It’s super comfy for this hot weather we are having. It also sew up quickly and the tutorial is easy to follow."

Summer Breeze Dress Pattern for Girls

#5 Willow Sundress Sewing Pattern

Sew a delightful sundress, perfect for warm weather, with the Willow Sundress pattern. Choose between two views: View A with a bow back and elastic waistline, or View B with a snap/button closure and straight or crisscross straps. Add optional flutters and a skirt ruffle for extra charm. Designed for woven fabrics.

Janet says, "Pattern was easy to follow and the end result was "Please make more". As a sewer - loved that there were no zippers, snaps or buttons!"

Willow Sundress for Girls

#6 Dakota Dolman

The Dakota Dolman is a versatile free girls dress pattern that offers both style and comfort. With short and long sleeves, optional ruffles, and the choice between a tee or dress, this pattern is perfect for any occasion. Best of all, it's free when you sign up for our newsletter. Make a fashion statement with this easy-to-wear design.

Candace says, "Easy to follow. As a beginner, it was nice to have a pattern that’s easy to follow and understand. I was able to finish the dress for my little girls :)"

Dakota Dolman Pattern

#7 Melanie Maxi

The Melanie Maxis a versatile option for creating up to 144 unique ensembles. With its wide range of options, you can sew something suitable for any time of year and any occasion. The fully lined bodice ensures a clean and comfortable finish.

Melissa says, "What a fabulous pattern! I absolutely love this dress pattern! It's super versatile, and my daughters say it's super comfortable. It sews together easily (no gathers!!!), and with the lined bodice it really has a professional look. I love this pattern and have plenty more on my cutting table to work through."

Melanie Maxi Dress for Girls

#8 Practical Princess Dress

The Practical Princess sewing pattern offers a multitude of options for creating beautiful dresses and peplum tops inspired by favorite characters. Unlike flimsy costumes, it can be sewn from cozy knits for versatile wear to a palace or the playground. Additionally, it can be made with non-stretch fabrics like cotton or satin for different looks. It is a practical and stylish choice for any occasion.

Princess dress pattern

#9 Girl's Firefly PDF Dress Pattern

Featuring a racerback and an a-line silhouette, the Girl's Firefly is perfect for keeping cool on hot summer days. Available in sizes 3 mos to 12, it offers options for a dress or top, with or without a built-in bralette. Ideal for everyday wear, exercise, or even swimming.

Danelle says, "Absolutely love it, ive made 4 for my daughter so far, three dresses and one top, the fit is great and it is quick to make i love it!"

firefly dress pattern

#10 Girl's Garden Party

The versatile Girl's Garden Party offers a range of options for any occasion. Sew with your favorite knit fabrics for comfort. Customize with knee or midi length, flutter or basic sleeves, and various necklines. And don't forget the optional inseam pockets. Create a pretty dress that's easy to wear and perfect for summer parties.

Garden Party Girl's Dress Pattern

#11 Cassidy Girl's Tiered Dress

The Cassidy Girl's Tiered Dress is a beginner-friendly sewing pattern with a boho-chic vibe. Designed for knit fabrics, it offers options for 2 or 3 tiers and various sleeve styles. With clear instructions and simple construction, it's a great project for beginners. This versatile pattern can be dressed up or down for different occasions.

Tiered Dress Pattern

#12 Everly

The Everly offers a variety of options to create a perfect outfit for any girl. With choices like pleated, skater, or gathered skirts and basic, partial, or full button fronts, you can customize it to your liking. The pattern is beginner-friendly and comes with clear instructions and illustrations. Available in sizes ranging from 3 months to 12 years old, the Everly is a versatile and lovely summer outfit.

Everly Dress Pattern for Girls

#13 Sophie Swing

The Sophie Swingoffers a comfortable and quick sewing experience for girls who love to twirl and play. With options for dress and tunic length, as well as short, 3/4, and long sleeves, this pattern allows for versatility. Add a neckband, hood, or cowl for even more variety.

Sophie Swing Dress Pattern

#14 Juliet

The Juliet offers a multitude of darling options to elevate any little girl's wardrobe. With customizable features like an open back adorned with a heart or bow, as well as sleeveless, short, 3/4, or long sleeve variations, this beginner-friendly pattern is accompanied by clear instructions and helpful diagrams.

Juliet Dress Pattern

#15 Mariposa

The Mariposashowcases a playful inset flutter on the bodice, making it perfect for both everyday play or a special occasion. Choose between a circle or gathered skirt for the dress pattern, or opt for a shirt or peplum style for the top pattern. Sleeve options range from sleeveless to long sleeves, and you can also add flutter sleeves in various sizes.

Mariposa Dress and Top

#16 Hazel Dress & Tunic Pattern

The Hazel showcases an asymmetrical front placket, fitted upper bodice, and gentle gathering at the shoulder of the sleeves. This versatile pattern includes options for short, 3/4, or long sleeves, making it suitable for different seasons. It works best with light to medium-weight non-stretch fabrics like flannel, rayon, voile, lawn, double gauze, and corduroy.

Francine says, "So cute! Very easy to follow! Made it in the largest and smallest sizes and both are perfect!"

Hazel Dress Pattern

#17 Sweet Caroline Dress & Top Pattern

The Sweet Caroline is a versatile and beginner-friendly girl's dress sewing pattern perfect for summer. With options for a 3-tier dress, peplum top, classic tank, bow back, and flutter sleeves, you can mix and match to create different looks. Made for knit fabrics, it's comfy and cute, ideal for everyday wear. Detailed instructions and photos are included.

Sweet Caroline Dress and Top Pattern

#18 Violet Tunic & Dress Pattern

The Violet is a must-have for any girl's wardrobe. It features contrasting side panels with optional pockets and offers versatile options for tunic or dress length, as well as short, 3/4, or long sleeves. Made for knit fabrics, the Violet is comfortable to wear and can be quickly sewn.

Sarah says, "Cute and versatile. Very easy to sew! Straightforward with adorable results. My daughter loves the pockets and the tunic length is perfect for cooler weather."

Violet Tunic and Dress Pattern

#19 Little Miss Sunshine Dress & Tee

Your little rays of sunshine will surely smile in the Little Miss Sunshine! This quick and easy-to-sew pattern features dolman sleeves and offers options for both a paneled circle skirt dress and a basic tee. With the same front and back neckline, getting dressed is super easy for your little girl. Comfy, stylish, and perfect for those lovely summer days.

Little Miss Sunshine Dress Pattern

#20 Rio Racerback

The Rio Racerback is a must-have for summer! With its classic racerback styling, it will keep your little one cool and comfy. Choose from options like a tank dress or tank top, a dress with a gathered skirt, and different necklines. Add a cute bow for an extra touch of style. Perfect for lovely summer days!

Rio Racerback Dress Patterns

How do I choose the right size?

When selecting a girls dress pattern, it is important to refer to the size chart provided by the pattern designer. Take accurate measurements of the child's chest, waist, and hip circumference, and choose the pattern size that corresponds to those measurements for the best fit.

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In conclusion, these DIY girls dress patterns offer a wide range of options for every occasion and work well for toddlers to pre-teens. Whether you're looking for an everyday dress, a special occasion outfit, or a comfortable playtime outfit, there's something for everyone. These patterns provide a fun and creative way to dress your little one and allow you to customize the design to your liking. With so many options, you can let your imagination run wild and create unique and beautiful dresses for your little girl. So try these patterns today, and watch your little one shine in her stylish outfits.

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