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20 Free Vintage Dress Patterns

**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**

Travel back to another era with the help of this collection of 20 free vintage dress patterns and tutorials, inspired by fashions of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.


So whether you're in the mood to sew a 1940s-style wrap dress, a 1950s-style dress with a full, gathered skirt, a 50s dress with a sleek, straight skirt, a 1960s simple sheath dress, or another vintage style, hopefully you'll find just what you're looking for on one of these pages.

And, of course, by sewing your own vintage dress, you get to choose your own fabric. And perhaps you'll choose a vintage-inspired print to make your dress feel even more authentic to the period.


And note that some of these patterns are a bit complex. And that the templates provided may have either little or no actual sewing instructions to accompany them. Also, some of these dresses are semi-fitted, which means there will be little room for sewing errors. Therefore, you may want to sew your dress from a muslin fabric first before sewing it from your fashion fabric. By sewing a muslin version of your vintage dress first, you'll be able to make sure you're constructing the dress correctly and sewing the various components in their correct order. Plus, you'll be able to make any necessary fitting adjustments to the dress. Also for this reason, most of the dresses on these pages would probably not make a good first project for a beginner just learning how to sew.

And if you love vintage and are looking for a somewhat simpler project to sew, you may be interested in browsing the collection of adorable vintage apron patterns & tutorials displayed on this site.


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).


Free Vintage Dress Patterns