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15+ DIY Dress Patterns Offering a Creative Way to Get in Style for Spring

Spring Dress Patterns

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The changing seasons have everyone itching to switch out their wardrobe. If you’re someone who likes to refresh your outfits—but don't want to break the bank—we have a budget-friendly solution that will get your creative juices flowing. Try DIY sewing patterns! There is no shortage of stylish garments, particularly dresses, that look like high-end designer frocks for a fraction of the cost. All you need is a home sewing machine and you can be stitching up a storm in no time.

To celebrate warmer temperatures, we’ve scoured the web looking for contemporary dress patterns for women. They run the gamut of styles, from short dresses to maxi skirts as well as structured tailoring and flowing silhouettes. With such variety, it can be a challenge to decide what you'll make first. But, let's face it. You'll probably want to make more than one of these contemporary designs for your closet.

Check out our curated selection of dress patterns below. And if you’re eager to find thousands of more sewing patterns (that go beyond dresses), we’ve created a guide for where you can find similar fashion-forward DIY.

Upgrade your warm-weather wardrobe without breaking the bank. Check out our selection of stylish dress patterns for women that are ready for you to stitch.


Charli Ann Wrap Dress


Stasia Dress


Sudley Dress

Dress Patterns for Women

Megan Nielsen | $12.68+


The Sun Dress


Basic Dress


Wiksten Shift Dress


Highlands Wrap Dress


Adele Tulip Dress


Adele Tulip Dress


Karri Dress

Dress Patterns for Women

Megan Nielsen | $12.68+


Kalle Shirtdress


Almafi Dress


Tunic Shift Dress


Marie Dress


Wrap Dress for Women


Button Down Pocket Dress


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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