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Free Dress tutorials to sew!

52 Free Dress Sewing Patterns from craftstew!
Including this one from Craft Stylish that I love and want to make.

Craft Stylish One Hour Dress Tutorial, Craftstylish.com

I think dresses are the easiest garment there is. I wear them in the winter (over tights, under a blazer or jacket, with boots), and in the summer, alone, belted, with sandals.

You just don’t have to think about what you have on, or fuss with it later. And I’m partial to breastfeeding-friendly ones owing to the fact that I am still nursing (and expect to for a while yet). Not too many of these are nursing friendly, but you can click my sidebar of categories to see nursing tops and dresses.

In this list, the convertible dress, or wrap dress both work, over a nursing camisole. And if you’re looking for some great ones, try the Jalie line of nursing tops – lengthen any of those into dress length, and you’ve got a winner. Don’t overlook the Elizabeth Lee line – the pattern photos may be dated, but I’ve made the Nursing Classics cap sleeve dress and the sheath dress in modern variations by keeping the fit very slender (going down at least a size or two below what I usually wear), ending them at knee length, and in modern fabrics. Megan Nielsen also has nursing dresses, especially for the expecting-to-nursing transition period.

I wear basic knit dresses with a leather moto jacket, with suit jackets, denim jackets, trench coats. It just always works.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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