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Top 12 Summer Dress Patterns

Top 12 Summer Dress Patterns

Summer is coming and we have some great summer dress patterns! It's the perfect time to sew up some fun short-sleeve dresses. Here at Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop we have a ton of fun dress patterns for women and girls. Whether you're just getting started, or have years of experience, you'll be impressed at what you can create with these sewing patterns!

The Top 12 Summer Dress Patterns for Women and Girls

Let's get started - we have something for everyone. Embrace the spirit of summer and embark on a sewing adventure with Peek-a-Boo's Top 12 Summer Dress Patterns, where endless possibilities await to adorn women and girls.

#1: Raglan Dress Pattern for Women and Girls

The Raglan Dress Pattern is a quick and easy sew with lots of fun options! Options include short, long, or flutter sleeves, neckband or hood, half-circle or gathered skirt, and optional chest or skirt pockets. 

#2 | Summer Breeze Dress

Stay cool and comfortable with the Summer Breeze Dress sewing pattern! The Summer Breeze is designed for knit fabrics and includes your choice of a tiered or half circle skirt and three strap options- basic, tie or flutter. 

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#3 | Tiered Dress Pattern for Women and Girls

Our tiered dress patterns are beginner-friendly sews with a fun, boho-chic vibe. They are designed for knit fabrics and the women's version includes options for easy breastfeeding! The pattern includes options for: (1) View A Skirt: 2 tiers; (2) View B Skirt: 3 tiers (3) Sleeveless; (4) Bishop Sleeves: (5) Basic Short or Long Sleeves: (6) Optional Nursing Access; and, (7) Optional Pockets. 

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#4 | Firefly Dress & Top Pattern for Women and Girls

The Firefly Dress & Top will be sure to keep you cool on hot summer days. The patterns feature a racerback with an a-line silhouette. Perfect for everyday wear, exercise or even swim. The pattern includes options for: (1) View A: Dress or Top; (2) View B: Dress or Top with built-in bralette (3) View C: Bralette; or (4) View D: Dress or Top with nursing access. 

Tiered Skort Patterns

#5 | Garden Party Dress for Women and Girls

The Garden Party Dress is packed with options, so you can create the perfect dress for any event. The women's version has a crossover bodice option that is breastfeeding friendly! The pattern options include: (1) Knee or midi length skirts; (2) Flutter or Basic Sleeves (short, 3/4 or long): (3) Necklines: Neckband, Lined Round, Lined V-Neck & Crossover with optional modesty panel; and, (4) Optional Inseam Pockets (sizes 12 mos. & up). 

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#6 | Juliet Dress & Top Pattern

The Juliet Dress and Top Pattern is one of our most popular summer dress patterns. It's packed full of adorable options to add some extra sweetness to every little girl's wardrobe. Pattern options include: (1) Open Back with Heart or Bow cutout pattern; (2) Full Coverage Back with Star, Heart, Bow or Bunny cutoutL (3) Sleeveless, Short, 3/4 or Long Sleeves; (4) Peplum Top or Knee-Length Dress; (5) Gathered or Circle Skirt; or (6) Bands or Bindings. 

Pinnacle Pullover Pattern

#7 | Swing Dress: Sophie for Girls and Sicily for Women

Our swing dress patterns are the perfect summer dress patterns to fill up your closet! It's fitted through the bust with a loose, swing fit through the hips. Options include: (1) Dress and Tunic length; (2) Short, Elbow, 3/4, and Long Sleeves; (3) Neckband, Hood, and Cowl; (4) Optional Inseam Pockets; and, (5) Optional Nursing Access. 

Windbreaker Pattern

#8 | Melanie Maxi for Girls and Madrid Maxi for Women

Our maxi dress patterns are packed with so many options you can make a different dress for every day of the year - its one of our all-encompassing sewing patterns for women and girls! The patterns include optional nursing access and the Madrid is also maternity friendly! Options include:

  • Empire or Natural Waist Bodice
  • High or Scoop Back Neckline
  • Lined Bodice or Unlined Bodice with Bindings
  • Optional Nursing Access
  • Sleeveless, Short, Elbow, 3/4 or Long Sleeves
  • Peplum, Knee-Length or Maxi Dress
  • Gathered or A-Line Skirt
  • Optional Inseam Pockets

Playdate Romper

#9 | Mariposa Dress & Top Pattern

The Mariposa Dress and Top features a sweet inset flutter on the bodice that's perfect for everyday play or a party! Mix and match from the following options: (1) Dress Pattern: circle skirt or gathered skirt; (2) Top Pattern: Shirt or Peplum: (3) Sleeves: Sleeveless, Short, 3/4, or long; or (4) Flutter Sleeves Pattern: no flutter, mini flutter, or mega flutter.  

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#10 | Wildflower Dress Pattern

The Wildflower Dress pattern has so many options that you can sew up to 144 dresses! It is one of our most popular dress patterns for girls and is routinely sewn up for special occasions. Depending on the fabric choice, it can also be made as a play dress. Unlike many of the knit dresses here, it's designed for non-stretch fabrics. 

Mix and match from the following options to create the perfect dress for any occasion:

  • Front Bodice Pattern: Round, Sweetheart or V-Neck
  • Back Bodice Pattern: Classic or Scoop
  • Optional Sash 
  • Sleeves: Sleeveless, Flutter, Puff or Long
  • Skirt: Classic, Classic with Ruffle or Twirl

Wildflower Easter Dress Pattern

#11: Romper & Dress Pattern: Riley for Girls & Rialto for Women

The Rialto and Riley are a fun and comfortable summer outfit for women and girls. They include a variety of bodice and bottom options for ultimate comfort. 

#12: Racerback Dress: Vitality for Women and Rio for Girls

Our Racerback patterns are the perfect go-to outfit for summer days! They feature classic racerback styling to keep you cool and comfy. The Rio has options for: (1) Tank Dress; (2) Tank Top; and, (3) Dress with Gathered Skirt. You can make a plain or gathered necklines, optional bow, and use bands or bindings. 

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Conclusion | Thank you!

Thanks for joining us to review our favorite Top 12 Summer Dress Patterns. We have sooooo many more patterns so make sure to go through the Women's Dress Pattern Section and Girl's Dress Pattern Section to check them  out. 

We also have a variety of blog posts you might find interesting as you prepare for summer including: (1) Top 15 Swimsuit Patterns; (2) Top 5 Tanktop Patterns; and, (3) How to Sew a Beach Bag

We hope you get some inspiration for your next project. Also - stay connected by following Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop on PinterestInstagramFacebook, and signing up for our email Newsletter to get more wonderful ideas for sewing projects. Happy sewing!

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