5 of my favourite Summer dress patterns

The sun is streaming onto my computer as I sit in my office wishing I had a garden I could work in! It’s made me think about rustling up some new lighter frocks, so I thought I’d do a little pattern round up, of what’s tickled my fancy.

5 of my Fav summer dress patterns


If you’re a Uk Reader, then you may recognise some of these patterns from  episode 1 of “The Bee”

Mortmain dressThe Mortmain by Gather patterns

This sweet day dress has been on my radar for some time. I had a student this week who needed some help fitting, so I got to see the pattern up close and personal. WOW, great fit( this gal has fitting issues as standard) and great instructions. Comes as sleeveless or with 3/4 sleeve, and has a fun exposed zip opening at the back.




Burda 7566
Burda 7556 (made by the youngest bee!)

I loved the version of this dress made on The Great British Sewing Bee in ep 1. It’s a gorgeous flirty summer dress with a fresh youthful look. I can see this made up in beautiful cotton lawn gracing many picnics and barbecues this summer.




Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 16.51.33Sewaholic’s Davie dress

This pattern company specialise in patterns for pear shaped women, but i can see this knit dress suiting many different figures too. It’s a really new pattern and i think it’s set to be a smash hit. Who doesn’t want the comfort of stretchy fabrics in a summer dress!




Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 16.57.13Vogue 1382- a colour blocked shift by Ann Klein

I Love love love shift dresses, as they really work for apple shapes. This one hits so many buttons, as it has pockets, and I NEED pockets, plus it’s colour blocked which is a great way to break up a plain dress!





Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 17.02.24The Anna Dress – By hand London

This dress snuck into not just one project on “The Bee” but 2 in episode one. It’s a super easy sew, and the pattern offers several skirt length variations including one with a racy thigh high split…





There are so many great Summer patterns out there, that its was hard to choose just 5. I do hope you like my selection, and do share if you’ve made some of these or are planning to make a summer dress?

Happy Stitching :)


  • WheelyBad

    08.08.2016 at 00:57

    I’m one of those people who adores looking at dresses, but seldom wears them. Anna is my favourite followed by Davie and the Burda as a close second. Sewing for me in the summer is floaty tops, tees or vest type tops. Will be sewing a dress for my brothers wedding next year, which I’m looking forward to doing but not going in blind, getting some cheap fabric and am going to start with a simple pattern by way of a practice.

  • Jeanette

    25.03.2015 at 17:43

    The Davie dress is on my to do list. I’m a busty curvy shape, and this looks perfect for me. Been wanting to try Mortmain for ages too, maybe this summer I finally will. x

  • Gabbi

    24.03.2015 at 14:03

    I didn’t know that Sewaholic specialised in patterns for pear shaped women! Thanks for the tip off!
    I’ve got The Anna on my “to do” list :)