Do you like wearing dresses? Dresses are often reserved for church and special occasions. But they can be worn anytime. You can even slip on a cozy dress to lounge around your house. If you are searching for a dress that is feminine, yet comfortable, try one of the shirred dress patterns I have listed below.
Below are 12 shirred dress patterns. Every single dress is beautiful and feminine.
1. Daisy Mini Ruffled Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern by DressmakingAmore
The Daisy Mini Ruffled Dress is lightweight and comfortable. It has an off-the-shoulder neckline and billow sleeves. The sweet dress is ideal for summer wear.
This is an easy sewing pattern that can be completed by a beginner. You will need to know how to measure elastic. Included are 8 sizes from XS to 4XL.
2. Puff Sleeve Shirred Dress Pattern by SewingPandaPatterns
This women’s maxi dress is suitable for all body types. It is perfect for everyday wear and holiday parties. Included are step-by-step instructions and a link to an easy-to-follow video tutorial. Sizes are for US 2-12 (UK 6-16). Each size is on a different layer.
3. Cotton Shirred Bodice Dress Pattern by SewingBeeFabrics
This free shirred dress pattern tutorial will teach you how to create your own pattern. You can use the instructions to make an adult or child’s size dress. The dress would also make a great maternity dress.
To make the bodice, you will need to load elastic thread on the bobbin. If you have never sewn with elastic before, we would recommend practicing on some scrap fabric.
4. Shirred Tie Strap Maxi Dress Pattern by SewingPandaPatterns
Here is a romantic shirred dress pattern. The dress has an elastic bodice, long tie straps, a long circular skirt, and a tall slit. The pattern comes in 8 sizes from US 2-16 (UK 6-20). There are no written instructions, only a video tutorial.
5. Fermina Tiered Shirred Dress Pattern by StudioROSADO
With this sewing pattern, you can make a shirred dress and a peplum blouse. The pieces are fitting for holiday parties and weddings.
This shirred dress pattern is suitable for an intermediate level seamstress. If calls for light to medium weight fabrics that will provide a nice drape. The sizes range from US 0-20 (EU 32-52).
6. Shirred Maxi Dress Pattern by Happiest Camper
This stunning dress has a playful design. You can use the free shirred dress pattern to make a maxi dress with a ruffle or a floor length dress.
The project is for people who are comfortable making their own sewing pattern. Experienced sewers can make the dress in as little as an hour. The pattern works well with fabrics such as soft cottons, chambray, gauze, rayon, and silk.
7. Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern by VictoryPatterns
The Sofia shirred dress is a perfect mix of comfortable and pretty. It features a waist-length elastic bodice and an A-line shirt.
You will have a lot of choices with this shirred dress pattern. There are optional pockets, several sleeve options, hem options, and blouse options. It is an intermediate level sewing pattern. The size chart is in both inches and centimeters.
8. A Little Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern by Alwaysmakingclothes
If you do not like working with a bunch of pattern pieces, this shirred dress pattern is for you. The dress is made using one giant rectangle.
Included in the download are an instruction booklet and video tutorial. You will learn how to buy the fabric and sew the dress. Once you make one dress, you will be able to adjust the pattern to make it shorter or longer.
9. Shirred Bodice Dress Sewing Pattern by EKsewingPatterns
This shirred dress has an elastic bust making it incredibly comfortable. The free-flowing skirt is perfect for keeping you cool on those hot summer days. It would look cute paired with flats, heels, or sandals.
With this one PDF pattern, you can sew three projects. Included are instructions for a tunic with a stretchy bodice and spaghetti straps, an empire waist shirred maxi dress, and a ruffle hem maxi dress.
10. Clarissa Shirred Dress with Voluminous Sleeves Sewing Pattern by VikisewsPatterns
The Clarissa is a flared, full dress. It has a fitted bodice and long, voluminous sleeves. The length of the dress is mid-calf.
This shirred dress pattern is for size US 8 (UK 12). You can print the pattern at home using A4 sized paper, or take it to a print shop.
11. Easy Shirred Sundress Pattern by Easy Peasy Creative Ideas
When it comes to shirred sundress patterns, it would be hard to find one that is easier to sew than this. The beautiful sundress can be completed in no time at all, even by beginners.
This free shirred dress pattern tutorial gives you steps for creating a dress that will fit your body flawlessly. Once you have your pattern pieces made, it walks you through sewing the dress.
12. Womens Shirred Maxi Dress with a slit by StudioROSADO
Lightweight, comfortable, and romantic, this maxi dress is ideal for summer. It has a long flowing shirt with an optional slit.
The shirred dress pattern calls for light to medium weight fabric. There are full instructions and a video tutorial. Sizes are for US 0-20 (EU 32-52).
If you are comfortable sewing with elastic, you can easily work on any of these shirred dress patterns.
Can’t get enough of dresses? Check out our Regency Dress Patterns, Buffet Dress Patterns and Kurti Patterns to add to your wardrobe. If you make dresses out of these patterns, do share your finished works with us on our Facebook Page.
Shirred dresses are the perfect summer essentials. They are super comfortable, lightweight, and feminine. If you are looking for a dress, you can wear to the store and a party, sew up one of the shirred dress patterns I have listed above.