While many dresses can be worn throughout the year, the fall/winter dress is distinct in a few ways. It preferably has sleeves and a little more coverage than your summer sundresses. It also needs to lend itself well to layering with tights and sweaters. Here I've rounded up 10 of my favorites for the season with a mix of casual and fancy styles that will cover any occasion.
10 Fall/Winter Dress Sewing Patterns
1. Alix Dress by By Hand London
This dramatic beauty is a pretty new pattern. I love the billowy sleeves. And there are no zippers to insert and slow you down!
2. Serena Knit Dress by StyleArc
This dress looks super comfy (cause knit!) but also really flattering. Such attractive style lines!
3. Simplicity 1314
I've owned this pattern for a while and just like the Serena, I love the princess style seam lines. It looks so cool made up in a mix of fabric and faux leather like on the pattern cover.
4. New Look 6469
I have a vintage dress with similar style lines that I love to wear to fancy parties. It's totally covered up on top but you get to show some leg with the short, swingy skirt.
5. Coco Dress by Tilly & The Buttons
This dress is just adorable. It looks super comfortable, easy to make. Plus it pairs well with tights and the sleeves will keep you warm.
6. Renee Dress by Republique du Chiffon
Another new pattern on the scene, this will give you totally different looks depending on your choice of fabric.
7. Helmi Tunic Dress by Named Patterns
One of the more casual dresses in the roundup, this tunic would look great paired with tights and boots for winter and it would even work with bare legs in summer.
8. Butterick B6388
This dress looks incredibly cozy!! I love the drop shoulder and wrapped lapel. Plus there's a really cool back yoke detail.
9. Vogue V1460
I love this dolman sleeved blouson style dress. It's kind of a mature style but would look really elegant on anyone. Really great for all of those holiday cocktail parties.
10. Wren Dress by Colette
Another one that's in my stash that I have yet to make. This classic design would be perfect for the office or even holiday dinners.
Have you tried any of these patterns? What dresses are you planning to sew this Fall/Winter? It's not very wintery but I'm really wanting to make Vogue V1501. I just need to find the right fabric.