Sewing is a great way to save money on clothing and set yourself apart from the crowd. When it comes to dresses and skirts for little girls and teens it’s even more economical because you don’t need a lot of fabric to complete a garment. Thanks to the internet there are a plethora of sewing patterns and tutorials accessible at your fingertips that are available absolutely free of charge.
With free internet based patterns to download and print at home, making custom clothing for babies, toddlers, young girls or even teens is quick and affordable, especially if you have a stash of fabric on hand already. Patterns and tutorials that show you how to repurpose adult clothing and other textiles for kids’ stuff make sewing items yourself the way to go even when you’re on a strict budget.
The Happy Hearts at Home blog has several free patterns for girls’ dresses and skirts in the February 24, 2009 post. Many of the projects listed are made from recycling T-shirts, scarves, pillowcases and towels.
Modern Sewing Patterns has a number of attractive girls dress and skirt patterns available for download in .pdf format as well as many for pants and outerwear. There are patterns for men, women and boys clothing as well.
Freeneedle.com has an extensive collection of pattern links for children's clothing. Many of the items listed are made by recycling and repurposing existing clothing such as this adorable toddler dress from a man's shirt: http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-shirt-dress.html.
The site Angelfire.com lists an extensive collection of free sewing patterns. In the kids’ section you’ll find patterns for regular clothing, including sizes for babies and toddlers, as well as outerwear and a number of links for costumes.
On the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog site you’ll find a number of links to cute, quick and simple skirts and dresses in the Girls’ Clothes Tutorial Round-Up posted during Kids’ Clothes Month. (There is one for boys’ clothing as well.)
BellaOnline lists several links for free sewing patterns for girls clothing which includes a number of skirts and dresses. Among the patterns listed are four for sundresses.
This cute Itty Bitty Baby Dress pattern was found on the blog Made by Rae.
Sewing is a rewarding pastime that provides you and your loved ones with unique and original garments and helps you save money in the process. With such a wealth of patterns available online any girl can grow into a miniature fashionista in no time.