Free Ruffle Summer Dress Pattern

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I guess, all of a sudden, we have FASHION here on FineCraftGuild. We did not plan to write about fashion, but it so happens because fashion designers have been inspiring us and readers are loving it. I want to wear trendy things this summer. How about you? What do you think of a free ruffle summer dress pattern?

Here’s the how-to: a free dress sewing pattern for what is called a ‘coffee date’ dress. It’s really a ruffle dress (no coffee needed).

I like it because it’s super simple to make, and as it will be ‘ruffles galore’ this year, this dress is totally in. It goes into my dress patterns file till I am ready to sew it.

Dress Sewing Pattern

It’s a simple silhouette with feminine ruffle detail, and swingy A-line skirt.  “It’s quick and simple to make and very versatile- try it in a neutral with a cardigan for work, in navy silk for dinner out, in a fun print with a big belt for weekends, or in black or fuchsia satin for a festive cocktail party.” says the designer. 

Ruffle dress, free sewing pattern for sizes 34-42. Seam allowance are not included in this pattern.

Ruffle Dress Pattern Variations

What You can Sew with this Free Ruffle Dress Pattern, is really a range of lovely dresses. While this dress might be called coffee date, I think it works equally well for a dress up to go on a dinner date or visit the theatre.  See the pictures here to assess how the dress would look in a work-dress version or an evening gown-version.

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This is an ideal pattern to make your own summer dresses, albeit, when you use thicker fabric can easily be used for Spring, Fall or Winter dresses as well.

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Designer: Elaine May (aka The Selfish Seamstress)
For Free Sewing Pattern & Image Credit:

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What’s Next?

Pair this ruffle dress with a pair of high & swanky ruffle sandals. Click here to learn how to make ruffle sandals.

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