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How to Sew a Dress: 19 DIY Dress Patterns for Girls

By: Melissa Conner, Editor of

20 Minute Ruffle DressThere's nothing cuter than seeing a little girl twirl around in her new dress.  As ruffles and fabric dance around as she spins, you quietly think to yourself, "Okay, I need to find her about 12 more dresses like this!"

Well, have no fear!  With this collection of 19 DIY Dress Patterns for Girls, you can create all kinds of dresses for your little one without having to spend money at designer stores and department stores.  Simply gather up some cute fabric and get to making one of these precious designs today!

The great thing about the patterns in this collection is that they're great for kids of all ages.  From infants to toddlers, there's something for little girls of all ages!  As an added bonus, we even threw in some DIY dress patterns for adults...for those little girls who never quite found the time to grow up.

Since several of these patterns are made with little girls in mind, most of them can also be made with less than a couple yards of if you happen to have some extra fabric on hand, making these dresses is a great way to blast through that stash and make room for some new supplies!  For example, the Quilted Summer Dress is entirely made up of fabric pieces.  Made to look like a quilt, this warm weather dress is great for the girl who marches to her own drum...since no 2 dresses will ever be alike!

If you've been on the hunt for easy sewing patterns that don't take much time or effort to create, you've come to the right place.  Check out these 19 DIY Dress Patterns for Girls and restock your closet in no time!

How to Sew a Dress: 19 DIY Dress Patterns for Girls

How to Sew a Dress: 19 DIY Dress Patterns for Girls

Easy Dress Patterns for Babies and Toddlers

For Older Girls: Dress Patterns to Sew


Easy Dress Patterns for Babies and Toddlers

Girl's Twirl DressWe all know that little girls are made from sugar and spice and everything let them show off their girly side with these ruffled, polka-dotted, frilly, and fun sewn dress patterns.  From infants to toddlers, there's a pattern here for litte girls of all ages.  Beginning sewists can also take comfort in that several of these patterns are very easy to complete.  With some general measuring knowledge and a few yards of adorable fabric, you'll have a sweet dress that your little girl will love to wear and show off! 

  1. Sweet Vintage Dress
  2. Fashionable Toddler Dress
  3. Folksy Flower Dress
  4. The Jackie O Dress
  5. Spring Fling Dress
  6. Precious Ruffle Dress
  7. Girl's Braided Dress
  8. Cute Lemon Drop Dress
  9. Quilted Summer Dress
  10. White and Cream Ruffle Dress
  11. 20 Minute Ruffle Dress
  12. Girl's Twirl Dress
  13. Little Girl Bubble Dress
  14. Abbey Baby Dress


For Older Girls: Dress Patterns to Sew

Favorite Flower DressDon't let the little girls have all the fun!  These dress patterns are great for adults of all sizes and ages.  Made with fabric, pillowcases, and old tee shirts, these dresses are not only thrifty, but cost-effective and original in design!  Many of these DIY dress patterns are perfect for summer and they're great for helping you restock your closet after you've purged yourself of all those older clothes that are too worn to wear or no longer fit.  So take a day off and work on sewing up one of these adorable DIY dresses...your closet will thank you!

  1. Easy Pillowcase Dress
  2. Kaftan Dress Tutorial
  3. Cute Dress from a Man's Shirt
  4. Tie Dye Dress
  5. Favorite Flower Dress
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