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Free Dress Patterns - Page 2
A collection of the best free Dress Patterns & Tutorials on the web!
Nautical Dress
Elle Apparel
Sweet/Racy Dress
So Sew Easy
Shift Dress
McIntosh Knockoff
Internet Archive
Silk Wrapped Dress
Modern Sewing Patterns
Short Dress with
Shaped Trim
Modern Sewing Patterns
Wrap Dress
I Heart Jenny's Art
Short-sleeved Dress
with Zipper
Modern Sewing Patterns
DIY Shift Dress
Martha Stewart
If you plan to launder your finished dress, just remember to preshrink your fabric first, especially if your fabric is
100% cotton or a cotton blend. To preshrink your fabric, simply wash your yardage in the same water and dryer
temperature in which you plan to launder your finished dress. And if your fabric is 100% cotton, you may want to
wash your fabric more than once since cotton fabric doesn't always shrink its maximum amount with its first washing.

And if you're making your dress from several different fabrics (and you plan to launder your finished dress), it's a
good idea to test each fabric first for colorfastness. I'm sure you would hate to spend so much time and energy
making your dress, then wash it for the first time and find that one fabric has bled all over another. To test for
colorfastness, submerge each of your fabrics individually in the same water temperature and detergent in which you
plan to wash your finished dress. If the water turns color or if any dye comes off when you press the wet fabric
between layers of a white towel, then your fabric isn't colorfast. In this case, you may want to either choose different
fabrics or have your finished dress dry-cleaned.

And if your dress pattern calls for a lining, make sure the care requirements for you lining fabric are the same as for
your fashion fabric. In other words, you wouldn't want to purchase a dry-clean-only lining if you plan to launder your
finished dress.
Ruched Empire Dress
Weekend Designer
The Chemise
Weekend Designer
Sew Much Ado
Picnic Dress
One Avian Daemon
Island Flouncer
Weekend Designer