There are lots of easy dress patterns for beginners that you can print out at home and make in a snap. I've looked all over the web for the best free dress patterns for you to use. Here's my top ten.
One of the most simple and versatile dresses to make, this one by Rostichery harkens back to the 70's. The straps can be retied in several different ways to create different bodice looks.
This simple pattern from Modern Sewing Patterns is available in S, M, L and XL.
6. Asian Dress
This dress from Modern Sewing Patterns has an Asian cut, and is a good project for intermediate sewers. Printable sizes are S, M, L and XL.
This is a more complicated dress from Modern Sewing Patterns that offers a flowing appearance. Print sizes in S, M, L and XL.
Sometimes it can help to try making a skirt before you take on the task of crafting an entire dress. Try these pattern-free methods of creating easy skirts.
At ShowStudio, they've provided a free PDF of this Junya Watanabe vinyl and plaid dress. The pattern is fairly simple, whether you plan on stitching with vinyl or a more conservative fabric.
Okay, so these patterns are free, but I have yet to find free fabric! Well, there is something close to it.
Fabric.com is one of my favorite places to score dress fabric because you can get a lot of it at a cheap price. The site has oodles of info about the fabrics, with lots of patterns and types to choose from.
I highly recommend scoring your fabric for cheap, especially since shipping is free on all orders over $35.00.