These gorgeous dress patterns are all from this Nina Makes blog. But I thought I would put them all together for you in a nice little compilation! It’s making me very jealous that most of you are going into summer now, we’re heading towards winter and are lighting the wood burner! But I get to look at these lovely summery dresses and remember the warmth.
This was my first self designed bodice dress with a PDF pattern. There are a few different versions, including adding capped sleeves. This is a long line bodice with a gathered skirt and has a tie closure. This dress makes a great summer staple or can be layered with stockings for the cooler weather.
This is a cute little edit on the regular Betty Bodice Dress turning it into a simple A-Line dress. I used a button closure and added a cute little peter pan collar too!
The Hermione dress is my most recent make in the dress department and poor Hannah was freezing for these photos! This one is a stretch knit with bound neckline (using the same fabric) and arm holes, and a double needle finish. But you can zigzag too if you don’t have a double needle. No overlocker needed!
My take on a pillow case style dress with a contrast hem and an easy bias edge with ties on the shoulders. The front and back neckline are elasticated so you don’t have to undo the ties to take in on and off. Nice and easy for those independent little girls!
Version 2 of the Stella summer dress has a synched in elasticated waist and simple flat shoulder straps that tuck neatly into the neckline. This gives a quite different look to this pillowcase style dress while being easy to put on and light and breezy for summer!
Last but not least is this lovely dress I upcycled from a friends failed project. From a sack like fit on a petite little girl to a gorgeous bodice dress, with a slight gather on the skirt and a dome closure. Simple is sometimes just the cutest!
I hope you have enjoyed this compilation! All these patterns and tutorials are available in my Tutorials Page. I would love to see any dresses (or other items) you create using my patterns and tutorials, please share and tag me on social media!