36 Sewing Patterns for Wrap Dresses (11 FREE PDF’s!)

Wrap dresses are a good introduction to sewing dresses as they’re easy to fit and have no tricky closures. I cherry-picked 36 of the best sewing patterns for wrap dresses in different styles. I even found 11 FREE PDF patterns! In this post, I’ll walk you through essential details like sizing, design details, recommended fabric, and suitability for beginners. 

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Contents list:


Free wrap dresses:


“Emily” Wrap Dress with Long Sleeves and A-Line Skirt

A model wearing a light pink, wrap-front, semi-fit long-sleeve dress, presented in both front and back views.

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  • Sizes: 0 – 30.  Bust: 33” – 56” (84-142 cm). 
  • Design: Wrap front, semi-fitted dress.  Long sleeves. Princess seams on the bodice. Flared A-line skirt. Deep V-neckline.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight linen is recommended. Other light to medium weight woven fabrics would work too.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, written instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would suit an advanced or adventurous beginner.  There’re no tricky fastenings but the princess seams would be challenging for a complete beginner. The instructions are concise and not illustrated, so some sewing experience would be helpful.

“Asha” Casual Robe-Dress with Raglan Sleeves

A model in an A-line wrap dress with contrasting bias trim, showcased in both front and back views.

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  • Sizes: 0 – 30.  Bust: 33” – 56” (84-142 cm). 
  • Design: High-waisted, A-line wrap dress. Three-quarter length raglan sleeves. Bust darts.  Contrasting bias trim at front edges and cuffs. Belt loops and waist tie.
  • Fabric needed: Medium-weight linen is recommended with a contrast color for the trim. Other light to medium weight woven fabrics would work too.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, written instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would suit an advanced or adventurous beginner.  The raglan sleeves are easy to set in and there are no fiddly fastenings.

Floaty Three-Quarter Sleeve Wrap Dress

A model in a knee-length floaty wrap dress with a waist tie, featuring both standing and sitting poses for a versatile view.

Download now from Sew Magazine – FREE

  • Sizes: UK 8 – 16. Bust: 30” – 38” (78 – 98 cm).
  • Design: Floaty knee-length wrap dress.  Fitted bodice. Three-quarter length sleeves. Waist tie. 
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with drape, like viscose, rayon, or crepe.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, written instructions are available on the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. The pattern calls for drapey, silky fabric which can be hard to work with, and the instructions are sparse with no illustrations. 

Cap Sleeve Wrap Dress in Knit Fabric

A model in a light blue fitted wrap dress with cap sleeves and waist ties, presented in both full-body and closer views for detailed appreciation.

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  • Sizes: UK 8 – 20. Bust: 30” – 43” (78 – 108 cm).
  • Design: Fitted wrap bodice with cap sleeves. Straight, knee-length skirt. Waist tie.
  • Fabric needed: Medium-weight knit fabrics like cotton jersey, double knit, French terry, interlock, or Ponte.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, written instructions are available on the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a great one for a confident beginner wanting to advance their skills with knit fabrics. The lines of the dress are quite simple and a stable knit can be used. The instructions are sparse with no instructions so some prior sewing experience would come in handy.

“Jennifer” Midi Wrap Dress with Elbow Length Sleeves

A model showcasing a midi-length wrap dress with elbow-length sleeves and waist ties, presented in both full-body and closer views for detailed appreciation.

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  • Sizes: UK 8 – 24. Bust (approx.): 30” – 49” (78 – 113 cm).
  • Design: Glamorous midi-length wrap dress. Fluttering elbow-length sleeves. Waist tie. Lined bodice.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabric with drape, like viscose, rayon, or crepe. Choose satin or silk if you want to go glam!
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, written instructions are available on the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a good one for a beginner since the style of the dress is simple with no tricky fastenings. If you’re a complete beginner, using a slippery fabric could make the sewing process more difficult. The instructions are sparse with no instructions so some prior sewing experience would come in handy.

“Amy” Faux-Wrap Dress with Notched Collar and Short Sleeves

A model in a mini-length wrap dress with a notched collar, short sleeves, and waist ties.

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  • Sizes: UK 8 – 20. Bust: 30” – 43” (78 – 108 cm).
  • Design: Classic wrap dress with notched collar detail. Short, fitted sleeves. Waist darts. Tie belt. Above-the-knee floaty skirt. Invisible zipper fastening.  
  • Fabric needed: Medium-weight woven fabric with some structure, like cotton, cotton lawn or linen. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, written instructions are available on the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. I think this pattern would suit an intermediate sewist as there are a few difficult techniques involved such as the notched collar and the invisible zipper.

“Ruby” Cross-Over Dress with Elastic Waist and Patch Pockets

A model in a sleeveless faux wrap dress with an elasticated waist and patch pockets, presented in both front and back views.

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  • Sizes: 0 – 30.  Bust: 33” – 56” (84-142 cm). 
  • Design: Faux wrap dress with deep V-neckline. Patch pockets. Elasticated waist. Knee-length straight skirt. Sleeveless bodice with dropped shoulders.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight linen fabric is suggested by the pattern designer. Other light to medium weight woven fabrics would work too.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, written instructions are available with the pattern
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think this would be a lovely pattern for a confident beginner as there is not very much fitting involved.  No tricky fastenings to sew, and no sleeves to insert. The bias binding finish on the neckline might be tricky for a complete beginner.

“Luciana” Dolman Sleeve Faux-Wrap Dress

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  • Sizes: 0 – 30.  Bust: 33” – 56” (84-142 cm). 
  • Design: Vintage-inspired faux wrap dress. Short dolman sleeves. V-neck. Elasticated waist. Straight, knee-length skirt. Front patch pockets. Shoulder yokes. Detachable waist tie.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight linen fabric is recommended by the pattern designer. Other light to medium weight woven fabrics would work too.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, written instructions are available with the pattern
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think this would be a great one for an adventurous beginner.  There are some interesting techniques in the dress such as the shoulder yokes but the style is fairly simple with no sleeves to fit.

“Amaryllis” Wrap Bodice Dress with Gathered Skirt

A model in a trapeze-style wrap dress with princess seams and a gathered skirt, presented in both front and back views.

Download now from Mood Fabrics – FREE

  • Sizes: US 2 – 30.  Bust: 32.5” – 58.5” (82.5 – 148.5 cm).
  • Design: Trapeze style dress with wrap bodice. Princess seams. Gathered, tiered, above-the-knee skirt. Short sleeves.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with drape, like cotton or rayon batiste, double gauze, chambray, or voile.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, photo instructions are available on the blog post but they are rather minimal with not all the steps included.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would suit an advanced beginner.  There are a couple of techniques in the pattern that could prove difficult such as sewing princess seams, facings, and gathering. The instructions aren’t very detailed, so some prior sewing experience would be helpful.

“Nyssa” Flutter Sleeve Wrap Dress with High-Low Hem

A model in a V-neck wrap dress with short flutter sleeves, showcasing a gathered skirt with a high-low hem.

Download now from Mood Fabrics – FREE

  • Sizes: US 2 – 30.  Bust: 32.5” – 58.5” (82.5 – 148.5 cm).
  • Design: V-Neck wrap bodice with short flutter sleeves. Knee-length, full, gathered skirt with a high-low hem.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with drape, like cotton or viscose batiste, double gauze, chambray, cotton voile, silk satin, or silk charmeuse.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, photo instructions are available on the blog post but they are rather minimal with not all the steps included.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would better suit an intermediate sewist as there are some difficult details to this dress such as the flutter sleeves, lapel facings, and a high-low hem which could prove tricky to a complete beginner. The instructions are sparse, so some sewing experience would be useful to have.

“Anara” Long-Sleeve Knit Wrap Dress

A model in a V-neck wrap dress with long sleeves and waist ties, along with sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Download now from Mood Fabrics – FREE

  • Sizes: US 00 – 32.  Bust: 31” – 59.5” (79 – 151 cm). 
  • Design: V-neck knit wrap dress with long sleeves. Knee-length straight skirt. Waist tie. Bias bound edges.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with drape, like rayon jersey, bamboo jersey, stretch velour, or metallic foil knit.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, photo instructions are available on the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think this would be a good pattern for someone wanting to advance their skills with knit fabrics. The design of the dress is fairly simple and there is not too much fitting involved.

Summer wrap dresses:


“Calvin” Midi Wrap Dress with Spaghetti Straps

A model in a V-neck wrap dress with thin straps and waist ties, complemented by sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from True Bias – $16 – $20

  • Sizes: US 0 – 18.  Bust: 32” – 44.5” (82 – 113 cm). 
  • Design: V-neck wrap dress with adjustable spaghetti straps.  Midi length straight skirt. Can be made as a top. Bias bound edges.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as linen, chambray, rayon challis, silk crepe de chine, and cotton.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter, A0 and US copyshop sizes. Paper pattern also available.
  • Instructions included? Yes, detailed illustrated instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think this would be a good pattern for an advanced beginner wanting to improve their skills. The style is simple and the pattern has good instructions. Use a stable fabric such as linen for an easier sew.

“Roseclair” Wrap Dress with Skirt and Sleeve Options

A plus-size model in a floaty ankle-length wrap dress with waist ties and long bishop sleeves. Additionally, includes sewing pattern line drawings featuring short puff sleeves with a knee-length option.

Buy now from Cashmerette – $16 – $20

  • Sizes: US 0 – 16 and 12 – 32.  Bust: 33” – 62” (84 – 157.5 cm).  Three cup sizes (C- H) are available.
  • Design: Floaty ‘boho’ style wrap dress.  Two skirt options: Ankle length tiered and gathered skirt; or knee length full, circle skirt. Long bishop or short puff sleeves.  Waist ties.  Bust and back darts.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabric, such as linen, rayon, cotton, or double gauze.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes. Paper pattern also available.
  • Instructions included? Yes, illustrated instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think this would be a good pattern for an advanced beginner. If you don’t want to do all the gathering, opt for the full skirt with the short puff sleeves.

“Highlands” Wrap Dress with Elastic Waist

A model in a sleeveless maxi green wrap dress with a V-neckline and waist ties, accompanied by sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Allie Olson – $18 – $22

  • Sizes: US 0 – 18 (B cup) and 12 – 30 (D cup).  Bust: 32” – 57.5” (81 – 146 cm). 
  • Design: Wrap dress with faced V-neckline and elasticated back waistline. Waist ties. Bust darts. Two length and sleeve options: Midi and maxi length, and short sleeve or faced sleeveless option.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with lots of drape, like rayon/linen blends, rayon challis, Tencel, crepe de chine, and georgette.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes. Paper pattern also available.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are given within the paper pattern and as part of the digital download.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think this would be a great pattern for a confident beginner wanting to improve their skills. A stable fabric can be used to make the sewing easier.

“B6756” Faux Wrap Dress with Drawstring Shoulders 

A model in a bright green maxi faux wrap dress with an elastic waist and drawstring shoulder detail, presented in both front and back views. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings are included for reference.

Buy now from Something Delightful – $14.67

  • Sizes: 6 – 22.  Bust: 30.5” – 44” (77 – 112 cm). 
  • Design: Faux wrap bodice dress.  Drawstring, drop shoulder detail. Elastic waist. High low hem. Can be made as a jumpsuit.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with lots of drape, like crepe, challis, silk, or georgette.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Paper pattern also available.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are given within the digital download.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would suit an adventurous beginner. The style is simple but there are a few tricky elements such as the drawstring shoulders and high low hem of the dress, and the recommended fabrics can be difficult to work with.

“B6675” Knee-Length Wrap Dress Dolman Sleeves and Flounce

A model in a knee-length light yellow wrap dress with flounce and dolman sleeves. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings showcase two other design options for reference.

Buy now from Something Delightful – $13.97

  • Sizes: US 8 – 24.  Bust: 31.5” – 46” (80 – 117 cm). 
  • Design: Wrap dress with short or elbow-length dolman sleeves. Optional flounce detail at the front edges. Different hem options: straight or asymmetrical. Ties at the side.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with lots of drape, like crepe, challis, charmeuse, voile, cotton lawn, silk, or georgette.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Paper pattern also available.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would suit an adventurous beginner with some prior sewing knowledge.  Stick to the straight hem and no flounce view for an easier sew and choose a more stable fabric.

“M7745” Floaty Wrap Dress with Sleeve and Hem Variations

A model in a floral patterned floaty wrap dress with a cold-shoulder style featuring frills, presented in both front and back views. Sewing pattern line drawings are also included for detailed reference.

Buy now from Something Delightful – $13.97

  • Sizes: US 6 – 22.  Bust: 30.5” – 44” (77 – 112 cm). 
  • Design: Close-fitting wrap style bodice.  Sleeve and hem variations:  Spaghetti strap, raglan cap sleeves, cold shoulder style with frills. Full length, high-low maxi, midi and mini lengths. Bust darts. Waist tie at the side.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with lots of drape, like crepe, challis, charmeuse, voile, cotton lawn, silk, or georgette.
  • Format: Paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern could suit an adventurous beginner or a more advanced sewist depending on the version you chose to make. The high low hem and cold shoulder views will be harder to sew than raglan sleeve views.

Vintage style wrap dresses:


1940s Wrap Dress with Collared Front and Pleated Shoulders

A model in a 1940s-inspired knee-length wrap dress with a front collar, pleated shoulder, and elbow-length sleeves, featuring sewing pattern line drawings with a short sleeves option.

Buy now from Sew Over It – £13.50 (approx. $15.50)

  • Sizes: UK 8 – 20. Bust: 33” – 45” (84-114 cm). 
  • Design: 1940s-inspired knee-length wrap dress. Front collar and pleated shoulder detail.  Pointed waistband. Hidden button closure.  A-line wrap skirt.  Two sleeve and hem lengths.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with good drape, like rayon, crepe, or cotton lawn.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes. Optional A0 printed version add-on.
  • Instructions included? Yes, illustrated instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would better suit an intermediate sewist due to the tricky details involved such as shoulder pleats, front collar and pointed waistband. Cotton lawn would make an easier sew.

“Ruth” Vintage-Style Wrap Dress with Notched Collar

A model in a dark-colored notched collar wrap dress with grown-on sleeves, presented in both front and back views. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings are included for reference.

Buy now from Seamwork – $16

  • Sizes: US 0 – 26.  Bust: 33” – 54” (84 – 137 cm). 
  • Design: Relaxed fit, notched collar wrap dress. Grown-on short sleeves. Knee-length straight skirt.  Waist darts.  Tie closure.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with good drape, like cotton lawn, linen, double gauze, silk, or rayon.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, illustrated instructions are included with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? No, this pattern is better suited for an intermediate sewist. The notched collar can be tricky to sew for a beginner.

“V8379” A-Line Wrap Dress with Optional Collar

Two models in short-sleeved wrap dresses—one in knee length and the other in mini length. Also includes sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Something Delightful – $14

  • Sizes: US 8 – 22.  Bust: 31.5” – 44” (80 – 112 cm). 
  • Design: Classic wrap dress with optional collar. Soft pleats at the waist. Short or long set-in sleeves. Knee length circle skirt. Tie closure at the side of the waist.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with moderate stretch like viscose, bamboo or silk jersey.
  • Format: Paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are included with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this would be a good pattern for an adventurous beginner wanting to develop their skills with knit fabrics.  Make the collarless version for an easier option and use a stable knit jersey fabric.

“B5030” A-Line Wrap Dress with Optional Collar and Flutter Sleeves

A model in a semi-fit V-neck wrap dress with a collar and wrap skirt, showcasing sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Something Delightful – $11.87

  • Sizes: 8 – 22.  Bust: 31.5” – 44” (80 – 112 cm).
  • Design: Semi-fitted V-neck wrap bodice. Three quarter length or short flutter sleeve options. Flared, knee-length wrap skirt. Optional contrasting front band, shoulder yokes with gathering detail, or collar.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight knit or woven fabrics like crepe, matte jersey, soft linen, soft faille, crepe de chine, cotton and cotton blends
  • Format: Paper pattern. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this could suit an adventurous beginner or a more advanced sewist depending on the version you choose to sew.  There are some difficult options within this pattern such as the shoulder yoke details and collared view. Choose a more stable fabric for an easier sew.

“S8013” 1970s Faux-Wrap Dress with Open V-Neck

A model in a maxi 70s-style faux wrap dress with long flared sleeves and a wide sash waist tie. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings showcase three more style options for reference.

Buy now from Simplicity – $13.97

  • Sizes: US 6 – 22.  Bust: 30.5” – 44” (79 – 112 cm).
  • Design: 1970s style faux wrap dress. Open and deep V-neck.  Flared or bell sleeve options. Knee or full-length full skirts. Center back seam and back darts. Wide sash tie at the waist. Lined.
  • Fabric needed: Lightweight woven fabrics with good drape, like rayon challis, voile, chiffon, and silk.
  • Format: Paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? No.  I think this would be more suited to an intermediate or advanced sewist due to the amount of fabric used, delicate fabrics that are recommended, and the often-vague vintage pattern instructions.

Maxi length wrap dresses:


“Heidi” Maxi Wrap Dress with Long Sleeves and Gathering Details

A model in a maxi animal print wrap dress with a frilled tier, featuring sewing pattern line drawings with two other style versions.

Buy now from Sew Over It – £13.50 (approx. $15.50)

  • Sizes: UK 8 – 20.  Bust: 33” – 45” (84 – 114 cm). 
  • Design: Knee or maxi length wrap dress with frilled tier. Bodice and skirt is gathered into the waistband. Long, set-in sleeves with cuffs. Back yoke. Tie closure at the side of the waist.
  • Fabric needed: Lightweight woven fabrics with drape like rayon challis, voile, silk, viscose, and chiffon.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes. Optional A0 printed version add-on.
  • Instructions included? Yes, illustrated instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. This pattern is better suited for an intermediate sewist as there are some tricky details like the gathering, set-in sleeves, and working with slippery fabrics.

“V1762” Formal Maxi Wrap Dress with Bishop Sleeves

A model in a maxi wrap dress with bishop sleeves and a waist tie, showcased in both front and back views. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings are included for reference.

Buy now from Something Delightful – $24.50

  • Sizes: 8 – 24.  Bust: 31.5” – 46” (80 – 117 cm). 
  • Design: Maxi-length wrap dress with dramatic bishop sleeves. Buttoned, tall cuffs. Gathered skirt with waist tie closure.
  • Fabric needed: Lightweight woven fabrics with good drape, like rayon challis, voile, chiffon, or silk.
  • Format: Paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are included with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? No.  I think this pattern would better suit an intermediate or advanced sewist due to the details in the sleeves and the delicate fabrics required.

Kimono style wrap dresses:


“Helena” Midi Wrap Dress with Grown-on Sleeves and Wide Waistband

A model in a wrap, pleated dress with grown-on sleeves, a wide waist tie, and a patch pocket. Also features sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Just Patterns – $11.50

  • Sizes: EU 34 – 60. Bust: 31.5” – 57.5” (79 – 146 cm). 
  • Design: Wrap style pleated bodice. Grown on sleeves with sleeve bands. Gathered midi-length skirt. Wide, curved waistband. Patch or inseam pockets.
  • Fabric needed: Midweight woven fabric with some structure like  linen, cotton, or linen/viscose blends.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 copyshop sizes.
  • Instructions included? Yes, illustrated instructions are included with the pattern. Additional tutorials are available here
  • Suitable for beginners? No. This pattern features some advanced sewing techniques like a grown-on facing, so it would better suit an intermediate sewist.

“Wildwood” Wrap Dress with Grown-on Sleeves 

A plus-size model in a midi shawl collar wrap dress with waist ties and pockets. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings showcase one other style version for reference.

Buy now from Sew House 7 – $14.50

  • Sizes: US 00 – 20 and 18 – 34. Bust: 31” – 58” (79 – 147 cm). 
  • Design: Shawl collar wrap dress. Three sleeve views: short grown-on sleeves, lightly longer dolman sleeves, or elbow length sleeves with a dropped shoulder. Below-the-knee or midi hem lengths. Pockets.
  • Fabric needed: Midweight woven fabrics with some structure like linen, linen blends, cotton lawn, cotton ikat, and dress weight cottons with a soft hand. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes.
  • Instructions included? Yes, illustrated instructions are included with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners?  The pattern is recommended for an intermediate sewist.  I think this would be a good fit as the skirt has a facing that could prove difficult for a beginner.

“Elodie” romantic wrap dress with dolman sleeves

A model in a midi floaty wrap dress with short sleeves, bust pleats, and a waist tie. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings feature two more style versions of the garment.

Buy now from Closet Core – $16-20

  • Sizes: US 0 – 20 and 14 – 32. Bust: 31” – 60” (79 – 152.5 cm).
  • Design: Romantic, floaty wrap dress with bust pleats. Dolman sleeves with short and elbow length sleeve options. Above the knee, midi, and maxi length options. Optional patch pockets.  
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabric with good drape, like linen, cotton lawn, poplin, batiste, voile, chambray, viscose, Tencel, or rayon. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes.There’s also a paper version for sizes 0 – 20.
  • Instructions included? Yes, illustrated instructions are available with the pattern. There are also additional resources available on their blog
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner as the style is relatively simple with no tricky fastenings. The instructions are detailed and fully illustrated. 

“Trina” Wrap Dress with Raglan Bell Sleeves

A model in a midi wrap dress with bell sleeves and a waist tie, presented in both front and back views. Also features sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Victory Patterns – $18

  • Sizes: US 2 – 16.  Bust: 33” – 44.5” (84 – 113 cm). 
  • Design: Classic wrap dress. Very wide raglan sleeves. Gathering detail above bust.  Deep V neckline. Below-the-knee circle skirt. Bow tie closure at the waist.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium-weight fabric with lots of drape, such as double gauze, voile, chiffon, georgette, charmeuse, crepe de chine, or rayon challis.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are available with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners?  No. The gathering, sleeves, and the slippery fabrics that are recommended make this pattern more suitable for an intermediate sewist. 

Classic wrap dresses: 


“Eve” Wrap Dress Pattern (+ Video)

A plus-size model in a short-sleeved dipped hem wrap dress with a waist tie. Also includes sewing pattern line drawings for this version and one additional style option.

Buy now from Sew Over It – £13.50-17.00 (approx. $15.50-19.50)

  • Sizes: UK 6 – 30. Bust: 31” – 57” (79 – 145 cm).
  • Design: Vintage, 1970s-inspired wrap dress. Optional dipped or straight hem.  Optional flutter or straight sleeves. Gathered shoulder yoke. Wrap tie closure on the waist.
  • Fabric needed: Lightweight woven fabrics with drape, like viscose, rayon, crepe, or georgette.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes. A paper version is available for sizes 6-20.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are available with the pattern. There’s also a 3-part video sew-along on Youtube: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewists  due to the shoulder yoke detail and the nature of the flutter sleeves and dipped hem. Making the straight hem and straight sleeve version would make the process easier.

“V1734” Wrap Dress High-Low Hem and Flutter Sleeves

A model in a maxi wrap dress with frilled shoulders and a high-low hem, presented in both front and back views. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings showcase one other style version.

Buy now from Something Delightful – $22.40

  • Sizes: 8 – 24.  Bust: 31.5” – 46” (80 – 117 cm).
  • Design: Fitted wrap bodice with back and bust darts. Optional flutter sleeves. Side waist ties. Curved hem.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven or knit fabrics with good drape, such as viscose, rayon challis, crepe de chine, georgette, or lightweight jersey.
  • Format: Paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are given within the printed pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes.  I think this pattern could suit an advanced or adventurous beginner since there are some tricky details such as the curved hem and the set-in sleeves.

Stretchy wrap dresses made from knit fabrics:


“Georgie” Knit Wrap Dress with Long Sleeves and 2 Skirt Options 

A model in a long-sleeved fit and flare wrap dress, along with sewing pattern line drawings and one other style version of the garment for reference.

Buy now from Sew Over It – £11.50 – £17 (approx. $13 – $19.50)

  • Sizes: UK 6 – 30. Bust: 31” – 57” (79 – 145 cm).
  • Design: Fit and flare wrap dress. Pleated bodice with lining. Full-length set-in sleeves. Two skirt options: ¾” circle skirt or a gathered skirt. Elastic at the waist and the neckline to prevent gaping. 
  • Fabric needed: Suitable for woven and knit fabrics. Circle skirt version: Heavier weight knits such as ponte or French terry.  Gathered skirt version:: Lightweight knits such as viscose jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes. There’s also a paper version available for sizes 18 – 30 and an optional A0 print add-on for all sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, illustrated instructions are available with the pattern. There’s also a free video sew-along on YouTube
  • Suitable for beginners? No. This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewists  as lining the bodice and gathering knit fabric can be tricky for a complete beginner.

“Alcott” Knit Faux Wrap Dress with Sleeve Variations

A plus-size model in a long-sleeved faux wrap dress with a two-tiered full skirt, presented in both front and back views. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings showcase two other style options for reference.

Buy now from Cashmerette – $16 – $20

  • Sizes: US 12 – 28.  Bust: 40” – 56” (102 – 142 cm). Three cup sizes (C – H).
  • Design: Faux wrap dress with two hem and three sleeve variations: Knee-length full skirt or midi skirt with ruffled tier. Cap or elbow length flutter sleeves, or long set-in sleeves with frilled cuffs.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 20% stretch like jerseys.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes.
  • Instructions included? Yes, illustrated instructions are included with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners?  Yes. I think this pattern would suit an advanced or adventurous beginner as the lines of the dress are quite simple and a stable knit fabric can be used to make the process easier.

“Appleton” Knit Wrap Dress with Long or Cap Sleeves

A plus-size model in a long-sleeved knee-length wrap dress with a waist tie. Also features sewing pattern line drawings, including its short-sleeve version, for detailed reference.

Buy now from Cashmerette – $16 – $20

  • Sizes: US 0 – 16 and 12 – 32.  Bust: 33” – 60” (84 – 152 cm). Three cup sizes (C – H).
  • Design: Classic wrap dress with a knee-length straight skirt. Cap or full-length set-in sleeves. Optional contrasting band at the front edges. 
  • Fabric needed: Suitable for woven and knit fabrics. Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 50% stretch such as jerseys.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes. There is also a paper version in two size groups.
  • Instructions included? Yes, illustrated instructions are included with the pattern.
  •  Suitable for beginners?  Yes.  I think this pattern would suit an advanced beginner as the lines of the dress are quite simple. The set-in sleeves would benefit from some prior sewing experience.

“Mirri” Modest V-Neck Faux Wrap Dress with Length Variations (+ Video)

A model in a fitted faux wrap dress with pleats, cap sleeves, and a modest V-neckline. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings are included for detailed reference.

Buy now from Wardrobe by Me – €12 (approx. $12)

  • Sizes: US 0 – 24.  Bust: 30.5” – 52” (76 – 128 cm).  
  • Design: Figure-hugging, faux wrap dress with pleated front. Cap sleeves. Shawl collar with a modest V-neckline. Can be made as a top, or a knee, mid-calf or maxi-length dress.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with some drape like cotton, silk, viscose, or rayon jersey. At least 20-30% horizontal stretch is required.  
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, detailed instructions are included with the pattern. There is also a free video sew-along on YouTube.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think this pattern would suit an advanced beginner as there aren’t too many difficult techniques involved.  

Unique wrap dresses:


“Meridian” Wrap Dress with Wrap Around Ties and Scoop Neck

A model in a long-sleeved, unique front wrap tie dress, showcased in both front and back views. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings are included for detailed reference.

Buy now from Papercut Patterns – NZD $20-30 (approx. $12-12)

  • Sizes: UK 6 – 20.  Bust: 30” – 46.5” (76 – 118 cm).  
  • Design: Unique front wrap tie dress with scoop neckline.  Button and loop closure with invisible zipper at the back.  Long or short sleeve options.  Knee or midi length hem options.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven fabrics like cotton, linen, rayon, or silk.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter and A0 / US copyshop sizes. Paper pattern also available.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are included with the pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners?  The pattern level is described as “intermediate”.  I think that’s a good rating as there are some difficult techniques in there such as the invisible zipper and front tie detail.

“S9539” and “S9540” (plus size) Shirt Style Wrap Dresses

Two plus-size models in knee-length drapey wrap dresses with pointed collars and waist bow ties, each in a different color. Additionally, sewing pattern line drawings are included, featuring a short-sleeve version for reference.

Buy now from Simplicity – $16.07

  • Sizes: US 4 – 22.  Bust: 29.5” – 44” (75 – 107 cm).  
  • Design: Knee or ankle length wrap dress with pointed collar. Drapey wrap front. Bow tie at the side of the waist. Short or long sleeves with split cuff detail. Patch pocket on the chest. Dropped shoulders.
  • Fabric needed: Suitable for woven and knit fabrics. Light to medium weight fabric with some structure.  For example, cotton, linen, cotton lawn.
  • Format: The pattern is available as a printed pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, instructions are included with the pattern. There’s also a free video sew-along on YouTube
  • Suitable for beginners?  Yes.  I think this pattern would suit an advanced or adventurous beginner.  There are some difficult aspects to the pattern such as the collar but it would be a good way to advance your skills in a more stable fabric.


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This article was written by Sally Gauntlett, and edited by Nisan Aktürk. It was originally published on 2 October 2022 and it has since been updated.

Sally Gauntlett (author)
Sally started sewing as a child. In 2008, she started a handmade business selling personalized gifts and homeware. She then became a sewing content creator, sharing her makes on Youtube and Instagram. Read more…