I am so proud of this dress pattern. I spend 6 months drafting each size individually adding options for slender and regular fit to ensure you have the perfect dress pattern for all occasions big and small. From father & daughter ball to school uniform it’s all the dress you will need. I am proud to say many Etsy sellers use this pattern for their collections and ‘BowspokeAngels’ certainly can give you inspiration for your very own Vivienne creation. I am thrilled to see the Vivienne is her bestseller. I am not surprised!
The Vivienne dress is fitted with princess seam panels at the bodice, flowing into a flattering circle or box pleated slimmer cut skirt. It features a vintage Peter Pan collar, feature tabs with over-sized decorative buttons and closes with an invisible zip at the back. Choose from sleeveless or three quarter length sleeves, knee length, short or peplum length. As shown in the gallery it makes a fabulous combo with the 'Wonderland Cardigan' and the ‘Western Blouse’ for a school uniform.
Ages: 1-12 in regular and slender
- Instant downloadable pdf sewing pattern in English
- 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 a sleeveless dress
- How to sew and insert a 3/4 length plain sleeve with integrated cuff/separate cuff
- How to insert a concealed zip.
- How to line a skirt and bodice
- How to sew and insert a Peter Pan collar
- 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.
My daughter looked so chic at her First Holy Communion. She was thrilled and so was I. This is a superb pattern!
Elegant, versatile, has several options and most importantly it is tailored fitted for my child. This dress fits her like a glove in slender version. I like that a slender version is added to this pattern because going a size down or up would not give me that perfect fit but more like what you find in stores. Once again I learned something new, like how to apply invisible zipper with the lining and to achieve professional finish we all look for in handmade dresses. Every time we wear Vivienne we get so many compliments.
As s beginner I was very happy with a result. It was easy to follow, the video supporting pattern are so helpful. I’ve just bought another pattern, I’m very pleased with my experience so far!
Types of Fabric:
This dress is fitted and you don't want it to be too loose fitting. If you are making this dress for a special occasion such as a wedding reception, dance or other big festivities, I would choose a gorgeous Dupion silk. 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 silhouette. This works especially well with pleated skirts. Check out the customer gallery to see what they have created with the most gorgeous fabrics.
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.
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