VV Free Patterns & Tutorials
LINKING: If you’d like post a link to an item from this page please link to this entire page and not just directly to the pdf file for the simple reason that I do occasionally re-post updated pattern versions and direct-to-pdf links will then get broken. Here is the short link for this page you can use- http://wp.me/P1iDbu-46 Thank you!
A brief reminder concerning copyright:
The pdfs posted here, my photos & illustrations, how the instructions are worded and the pattern diagrams are all under my copyright.Please be respectful of my authorship and do not re-post my PDFs, diagrams, photographs or patterns anywhere else on the internet. Thank you and enjoy
PRINTING: Print at 100% scale. Don’t let your printer auto-scale, auto-rotate, shrink-to-fit, fit to paper etc.
A4 (8.26″ x 11.69″) vs US letter(8.5″ x 11″): I’m in the UK and work with A-series paper sizes by default. A while ago a VeraVenus reader informed me that if you are using US Letter size paper some patterns (the knicker ones for example) may require extra tiling when printing. However if you do print with A4 paper no extra tiling is needed. Now that I know about A4 vs US letter my more recent patterns will be tiled for both paper sizes.
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Slinky Bias Slip
in 3 sizes included on the pattern:
84cm-99cm bust / 89cm-104 hip
(33″-39″ bust / 35″-41″hip)
Slip Sewing text only (4 pages)
skill level: intermediate-advanced
A project I recently created for the Dec.2013 issue of Making magazine:
A sleeveless 1950’s style dress with full box pleated skirt
UK size 10 : approximately 34″ bust-27″ waist
Warning : 33 pages to print !
If you have access to large format printer here are the full size patterns:
Download Dress Bodice A1 format (59.4 cms x 84.1 cms / 33.1 inches x 23.4inches)
Download Dress Skirt A0 format (84.1 cms x 118.9 cms/ 33.1 inches x 48.8 inches)
skill level- intermediate
Dinky Little Handbag
I’ve combined the instructions and template from the magazine with a home printable version of the bag pattern.
skill level; easy
UPDATED May1 2014:
A couple of small notch corrections and more sewing instructions so hopefully easier for beginner sewers!
A little something for the hot weather: a Sundress bodice that can be added to many styles of skirt…or added to shorts for a playsuit.
Download: US Letter Pattern
Download: A4 Pattern
To go with it is my appliquéd circle skirt tutorial courtesy of Making Magazine.
Just click the picture of the magazine cover for the tutorial.
skill level: Advanced
An original pattern drafted by yours truly to make this little bias dress (UK size 10/12-US 8/10?) with instructions on how to adapt the pattern to turn it into a 30’s style nightgown .
To download first there is a 4 page pdf which covers fabric, sewing the dress and adapting the pattern for the nightgown:
Then download one of the tiled pattern pdfs:
Download LBD A4 complete pattern
Download LBD US letter pattern
!!Warning- the tiled pattern pdfs are 28 pages!!
Alternatively if you are able to get an A0 or 33″x47″ sheet printed at a printing service and would like the full sized pdf to send to them to be professionally printed rather than stick 28 pages together with tape just send me a message using my blog contact form and I will send you one
A Skirt drafting tutorial, mainly for the green 30’s style pictured but also covering a basic Pencil Skirt pattern and A-line skirt
(typos corrected 9/14, thanks Tammy!)
Pattern Pieces for Bucket Pockets now posted:
A Christmas project I did for Making Magazine
(It includes the deer and snowflake motifs)
A Christmas project I did for Making Magazine who have kindly allowed me to post it for SewVeraVenus readers
Pearly Elf Instruction pdf as printed in Making
Faux fur reversible stole.
A project I originally created for Making Magazine December 2010
Full pattern & sewing instructions
just added: very detailed knicker sewing instructions-
Download: Sew-Along techniques in pdf form
I’ve re-drawn the pattern in Adobe Illustrator so it’s easier to use than the previous hand drawn version and have slightly re-written the sewing notes too. So please do download again if you have previously downloaded the older version:
Full pattern and basic sewing instructions in the PDF
Fits a 34″/35″ bust and with a little added to the side seams would easily fit a 37″bust)
See this Threads Magazine article on basic pattern grading.
Sewing level -Intermediate
An easy to make“Grannie-Pannie” 50s style big knicker pattern in .pdf format
The pattern is UK size 10-12 but easily gradeable up or down following the Threads Magazine how-to in my links.
For one or two way stretch fabrics. The sample pictured was made from a 1-way stretch silk.
The sizing will vary based on the stretch of your fabric…. I recommend that you make a practice pair first to get an idea of the fit!
Pattern only, no sewing instructions!
At long last the newly corrected Circular Knicker tutorial returns
(further typos fixed July 4 2014)
Click here to download the re-vamped tutorial
download Beaded Picot Edging.pdf
How to do a hand beaded edging on an existing collar (or neckline, cuff etc.)
Covering the dimensions of the circles, how I edged and sewed them on- to be adapted for use on a basic top pattern you already have with useful tips on bias-binding a neckline for a professional look and how to do very tiny machine pin-hems.
A how-to on cutting and bonding the shoe appliqués from a vintage scarf and details of the blouse construction.
*No pattern is included but the idea is completely adaptable to any simple blouse pattern you already have.
Skill level- Easy, for such an effective technique
A brief reminder concerning copyright:
The pdfs posted here, my photos & illustrations, how the instructions are worded and the pattern diagrams are all under my copyright.
Please be respectful of my authorship and do not re-post my PDFs, diagrams, photographs or patterns anywhere else on the internet.
Thank you and enjoy.
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