**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**
Whip up a new dress in an afternoon (or less) with this collection of a dozen free and easy dress patterns for women gathered from all over the web!
Choose a more casual dress to sew, like the Trapeze Tank Dress or the Women's Pillowcase Dress, or choose a more formal dress style like the Easy Wrap Dress or the Very Easy Sheath Dress. Sew a short dress like the Easy Baby Doll Dress, or a longer dress like Easy T-shirt Maxi Dress.
And what makes all of these dresses so easy to sew are their super simple designs with very few pattern pieces and just a few seams to sew. And most, if not all of these dresses are simple and easy enough for a beginner who's just learning how to sew. But of course, "simple" doesn't have to be boring. Choose a fun, bold print for your dress and it will be anything but dull.
And in addition to having very few seams, some of these dress designs are loose fitting and unstructured, which means there's no need to spend extra time fitting the dress just right (and no shaping seams like darts or princess seams to deal with). Also, all of these dress designs are either sleeveless or have short sleeves that are cut as part of the dress's bodice, which means no sleeves to set in!
And to make your dress even easier to sew, consider choosing a medium weight woven or knit fabric, which will likely be easier to handle than a thinner, slippery fabric (plus, the seams of knit fabrics don't need their edges finished). Also, you may want to stay away from stripes and plaid fabrics for your dress which would need to be matched at the seams.
Also, this page may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commission if you purchase something from one of these websites (but the patterns linked to should be free).