The Vivienne truly is a couture pattern. Every single size was drafted individually, so you have a beautiful dress which will be remembered forever! It isn’t a beginner project though. You do need to be able to work very tidily for a stunning result. But on the other hand don’t be intimidated if you don’t have much experience – that is what all my video support is for. Have a look at the introduction in the Frocks & Frolics Sewing Academy and see if it’s for you.
Sizes: XS,S,M and L
- Instant downloadable pdf sewing pattern in English & German
- Video tutorials in English & German
- Written instructions (eBook) in English & German
What will I learn?
- How to sew 3 types of skirt patterns: 'Gathered Skirt', 'box pleated' and 'circle skirt'.
- How to sew 2 types of sleeve pattern: 'short cap sleeve' and '3/4 length'
- How to insert a concealed zip
- How to line a skirt and bodice
- How to sew and insert a Peter Pan collar
- How to insert a plain sleeve with integrated cuff/separate cuff
- Supported by 12 video tutorials (both for the girls and teen version)
I am very proud of the instructions that you receive with this pattern and break down step by step everything you need to do, as well as full video tutorials too! Included in this is membership to the Frocks & Frolics Academy, where you will receive exclusive free patterns & video tutorials to get you ‘sewing like a pro’ before too long.
Loved by all the ladies in the family. The different skirt option (for both the dress and peplum tops) left it uncontested. It's a master piece of my wardrobe. The hem technique used for the circle skirt makes it easy to sew.
Types of Fabric:
This dress is fitted and you don't want it to be loose fitting. If you are making this dress for a special occasion such as a wedding reception, I would choose a gorgeous silk dupion. But for a lovely summer dress you need something more comfortable. To achieve this, choose a cotton sateen with around 3 % Lycra or Elastan. Sateen is not the same as satin! Satin drapes very well and sateen does not. It has a subtle sheen but creates a more structural silhuette. This works especially well with pleated skirts.
Digital PDF Pattern Download Instructions:
Once you have purchased this pattern it will be available for download straight away and you can print it at home on either DIN A4 or US letter size paper. You will also receive the download link via email, just in case! This link will remain active for 30 days.
You will be able to watch the video sewing course at our exclusive sewing Academy. Once payment has been received we enroll you to the course and send you a thank you email. If you are already a member, no further action is necessary, just log in and start learning.
If you are not a member already you will be send an email asking you to create a password to access the exclusive membership site and your sewing course.