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Summer Sundress Sewing Patterns and Fabrics

Are you ready for Summer Sundress Sewing Patterns and Fabrics? We are! Our shops are full of great sundresses and summer styles for every body type. Some shops even have some great summer fabrics and notions. Hold on tight here we go!

First, I'm starting with a beautiful 1920s Evening Gown from Old Patterns. Advance 2393. This is listed as a Nightgown but I think it would make a gorgeous summer evening dress. Make it from a solid silk or try a floral. no matter which you choose, you will look great and be cool and comfortable.


Vogue 8727 has a halter style bodice or a deep v-neckline. It can be made with a full or straight skirt. To see more details or to purchase this pattern, visit C'est si Bon Vintage Patterns on Etsy.

The best thing about this pattern is that you can were it for a walk in the park or out to dinner. It is so versatile! You could make several in different fabrics in the different views!

Sew Betty and Dot has this beautiful and classic Summer Dress Butterick 5718

It deserves a great (quirky) vintage cotton fabric like the one below. Summer should be fun! If you aren't one to wear a quirky dress, make the Bolero out of a print and the dress out of a solid polished cotton.

Here is the print that I think would be a great fit for this dress. You can find it at C'est si Bon Vintage.

This retro Japanese/Hawaiian fabric would be great for the Bolero or for the Dress don't you think?

McCall's 5425 is perfect pattern for beginners and can be made in as little as an hour. It has 4pieces. shoulder straps (1), belt (1) Dress front (1); Dress back (1). The top can be configured in several different ways. For more information or to purchase this pattern, vist Redcurlzs on Etsy.

A nice floral cotton with coordinating belt and shoulder ties in a coordinating solid color. To learn more about this great floral fabric, or to purchase it, go to Alice Valentine Vintage Patterns & Fabric. Check out the rest of the fabric while you are there!

This Caftan had to be part of the summer dresses! My mother had some very stylish caftans in the 1960s & 1970s but this one is a gem! It even includes the slippers.

Stretch & Sew 2035 can be found at Kinseysue.

What fabric would you use for this one? Sew Betty and Dot has a Vintage Hawaiian Fishing Theme Fabric that could be fun. It would be perfect for someone attending the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament in August in Kona, Hawaii.

This International Tournament is a big deal in a little town so plan to be seen in this gorgeous design!

Just don't wear those heels out on the docks!

Mrs,Depew Vintage has this beautful Garden Party dress available to Draft at Home. This pattern can be made to fit almost anyone! From a 5-1/2 inch bust fashion doll to a child and finally for women up to a 60 inch bust. It comes with all of the rulers and instructions that you need to create this French Day Dress.

This large floral print with Cabbage Roses, Hydrangea, and Calla Lillies would be a nice choice for this dress. This amazing fabric is avaialable at Alice Valentine Vintage Patters and Fabric

Here are a few more choices for summer dress patterns.

What dress would you make? So Many choices!!

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Unknown member
May 28, 2023

Yes, the pattern/fabric combo is great. Such pretty dresses!


Unknown member
May 27, 2023

Really nice how you included a fabric suggestion for the patterns! Thank you for featuring my caftan. I love looking at all the different patterns available from the members.


May 26, 2023
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What a fun post, thank you! I'm currently in the sun-hat sewing mood myself :)

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May 26, 2023
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Oh! I should have done sun hats! Darn. Next sunny post I will add a note to myself to include hats! I should have thought of it being a fair skinned Irish Girl!

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