My kids return to school next month and although I'll miss them while they're gone all day I will be so happy to have more time and space for sewing again! I've been pouring over all kinds of websites looking for sewing inspiration and I collected some beautiful freebie patterns that I'm dying to try. \

Sewing can be more expensive than buying ready-to-wear clothes so free patterns are great for a sewist on a budget! Here are 20 free 1950s style dress patterns and tutorials, I hope you enjoy them!
 For more freebies, check out my Free Patterns page

 Twirling Sundress tutorial from Mama Says Sew

This beautiful twirl dress features a ruffle neckline with short sleeves and a twirly circle skirt. Sew it in a fabulous novelty print or solids for a great vintage basic in a capsule wardrobe.

twirling sundress tutorial from mama says sew




Day Date Dress Tutorial from Elle Apparel Blog

This classic day dress features short sleeves, a gathered flowy skirt and sweet collar. Perfect for the office and date in the evening.


Barbara Dress pattern from On the Cutting Floor






The Notebook Inspired gingham dress from All Free Sewing

This sweetheart bodice halter dress is inspired by one of my favorite romantic moves, The Notebook and best of all, it has pockets!! If you love The Notebook, check out my theme week on The Notebook and how to get Allie's beautiful hair and wardrobe.


Sun Dress tutorial from The Sassy Sparrow

Sun Dress tutorial from The Sassy Sparrow


Gingerbread Coffee Date Dress, this is modified from the Coffee Date dress pattern from Burda Style
(click the link to the right of the photo)



Date Night Dress pattern from Love Sewing Magazine




Little Black Circle Skirt Dress free pattern from Craftsy



Mixed Stripe Flare Dress from Bluprint




Elsa Sweetheart dress pattern from Burda Style 

Elsa Sweetheart dress pattern from Burda Style




Nadja wiggle dress from Burda Style

nadja wiggle dress free pattern from Burda Style


the easy tee dress pattern from Its Always Autumn

the easy tee dress pattern from Its Always Autumn


1950s Carmen Dress pattern from Ralph Pink



Garden Party dress pattern from Honig Design

Garden Party dress pattern from Honig Design


Rosemary dress free pattern (dark green below) from A Robot Heart






Easy boatneck dress tutorial from OhOhBlog

Easy boatneck dress tutorial from OhOhBlog

Katjusha Swing Dress size 34-36 from Burda Style

Katjusha Swing Dress size 34-36 from Sewing Galaxy

Sundress Bodice Pattern from Vera Venus


Sweetheart halter dress  and  50s sleeveless box pleat dress free patterns from Sew Vera Venus 





1950s Couture Dress Pattern from the Victoria and Albert Museum