The Racerback Dress – A FREE Pattern!

The Racerback Dress: A Free Pattern from Hey June Handmade

Hi guys!  If you’ve been following me from waaaaaaay back when I was blogging over at Crafterhours, you may remember my very first ever graded pattern – the Racerback Dress!  Well today I’m coming at you with a brand new updated version with better sizing and a cleaner fit!The Racerback Dress: A Free Pattern from Hey June Handmade

Melissa from Melly Sews is running her popular 30 Days of Sundresses series again this summer and I was so excited to be invited to contribute.  I decided it was the perfect opportunity to overwork this old pattern and bring it back to the Hey June page.The Racerback Dress: A Free Pattern from Hey June Handmade

The Racerback Dress still features a cute gathered feature at the center back, but now it has thinner straps and no front gathering to help it lay better on the shoulders and neckline.The Racerback Dress: A Free Pattern from Hey June Handmade

This free pattern comes in sizes 12 months – 8 yrs and is perfect for easy summer sewing and dressing.  All you need is your dress and a pair of flip flops and you’re ready to go!  I love summertime clothes!The Racerback Dress: A Free Pattern from Hey June Handmade

The Racerback Dress also features a nice flat front that’s perfect for showing off a really fun fabric, color blocking, or even screenprinting or iron-on transferring a cute design or quote.  You could even make them as birthday favors!The Racerback Dress: A Free Pattern from Hey June Handmade

I’d love to see your Racerback Dresses this summer, so go grab the pattern and be sure to tag your creations with #HJRacerbackDress on social media or let me know if you blog about it!The Racerback Dress: A Free Pattern from Hey June Handmade

Happy summer sundress sewing!  Make sure you stay tuned to this fun series so you don’t miss any of the great tutorials, freebies, and giveaways coming your way!

30 Days of Sundresses


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14 thoughts on “The Racerback Dress – A FREE Pattern!

  1. Reply
    June 3, 2016 at 10:28 am

    That’s so generous of you to offer this for free. Thank you!

  2. Reply
    June 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks so much for this cutie pattern. Such an ingenious option to
    print only the size needed!

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    June 3, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you! This is an adorable pattern and I look forward to making one (or a hundred) for my niece who looooves dresses!

  4. Reply
    Barbara Wallace
    June 3, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Wonderful pattern. Excited to find it.

  5. Reply
    June 3, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you so much, Adrianna. I tried later and it worked perfectly. Thank you for the pattern!

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    June 8, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Thank you! I have been making the Crafterhours Racerback dress for years! Can’t wait to sew up this updated version!

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    June 10, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Thank you! Just finished making two of these in less than 2 hours. This is an awesome and easy pattern. Great directions! My grand daughters are going to love them — hot pink polka dot So! Toooo cute!

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    June 17, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Yay! I’m so happy with this updated version. I’ve made the older version a few times and was happy but now I’m really thrilled because this one looks better! It sews up so fast, it’s my go to for the summer. Off to the fabric store…

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    July 5, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Hi Adrianna!
    I would like to thank for this amazing and free sewing pattern. I worked with the old version from Craft Hour last year. I made several little dresses for my daughter to use as summer nightgowns. Last week I discovered you updated this pattern. Wow! You were right they look even better. I’ve found them easier to make. I’ve made 6 of them last week end. Yes, 6! Here’s the link (in french) if you want to see my creations:
    Thank you again and have a nice day!

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    Sarah Stanford
    September 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I made this pattern before it was updated and my girls have worn that dress so many times! They’re outgrowing the size range now, though. Any chance of upsizing it in the future?

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      September 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      No current plans, sorry! You could try grading up from the pattern though, it would be fairly simple on this type of garment.

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    Gabriele Kerber
    May 24, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Hallo zusammen,
    Ich habe eine Frage. Kommt ringsherum eine Nachtzugabe von 0,95 cm hinzu?
    Wie viel Zugabe am Saum, möchte die Größe 140 nähen
    Über eine Antwort würde ich mich sehr freuen, es soll ein Geschenk werden
    Ich kann leider kein Englisch
    L G Gabriele

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      May 24, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Gabriele,
      Yes, a seam allowance is already included. You can lengthen the pattern as desired to fit your wearer. I’m not sure what that would be for a size 140, but I would make it to fit the wearer specifically.

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    July 19, 2020 at 3:08 am

    Thans you for this great pattern. I make one or two each year for three years now. I’ll make one today in colorchanging fabric☺️

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