Dressmaking patterns for FREE
August 15, 2005 1:26 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for free dressmaking patterns. Skirts, blouses, pants, tops, etc.

Any suggestions for sites that have downloadable patterns that can be traced and enlarged from A3...?
posted by sconbie to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There are plenty here
posted by bunglin jones at 2:13 AM on August 15, 2005

How about:


or search for tutorials on these forums?


Hope those help a bit!
posted by KirstyFairbairn at 2:30 AM on August 15, 2005

Also, as an aside, wildginger - wild things is a free pattern program for accessories.
posted by KirstyFairbairn at 5:21 AM on August 15, 2005

Showstudio has a lot of free patterns. Like this or this or this or this or this. The patterns are a bit crazy, though.

This is not in English, but it has a ton of stuff. Craft Freebies also has a few things. FreePatterns.com also looks like it might be good, but I can't vouch for it personally. Fitz has retro patterns.
posted by Alison at 6:14 AM on August 15, 2005

What you need is the Dress A Day blog and its sidebar of links.
posted by Mo Nickels at 6:37 AM on August 15, 2005

or! Simply use your own skirts and dresses as patterns. I wouldn't try blouses, but I've managed a few dresses and skirts with no pattern, except for clothes that fit me. [To be perfectly honest, patterns scare me. But now that I know of free ones I might check 'em out.] Here's an archived page for a really simple a-line skirt.
posted by jetskiaccidents at 5:38 PM on August 15, 2005

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