VV Free Patterns & Tutorials

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A4 is-  21cm x 29.7cm / 8.26″ x 11.69″,     US letter is 8.5″ x 11″,      A0 is: 84cm x 118.9cm / 33.1″ x  46.8″  

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Little Bias Dress free pattern
Little Bias Dress (LBD)
Appliqué Tutorial and Template
Appliquéd Shirt- Tutorial and Template
Reversible Stole- pattern & instructions
Box pleat skirt drafting instructions
Sweetheart Halter Dress Bodice- pattern & instructions
VV jersey dress free pattern
Mock Wrap Jersey Dress-pattern & tutorial
Pussycat Bow Blouse by VeraVenus
Pussycat Bow blouse- pattern & tutorial
VeraVenus Magyar keyhole Blouse -pattern & instructions
Cardigan/Kimono Coat -Pattern & instructions
VeraVenus bias slip image
VeraVenus Bias Slip- 3 size pattern and instructions.
photo of brocade party dress
1950’s party Dress- pattern & instructions
small black suede evening bag by Veravenus
Dinky Little Handbag
Sundress Bodice -pattern and instructions

MM37 Cover

Make a circle skirt to your own waist measurement- Instructions


3 skirts to draft tutorial
Skirt Drafting Tutorial
French Knicker Tutorial
image of VeraVenus 1930s lounging pjs
VeraVenus 30’s style PJ Top- pattern and instructions
image of big knickers
1950’s style Big Knickers- pattern & sewing instructions
photo link to drafting and sewing circular french knickers
Circular French Knickers- Drafting & sewing instructions
photo of VeraVenus 1940s style mini cape
1940s style mini cape
image of beaded edging on a collar
Picot Beaded Edging Tutorial
Pearly Buttons Christmas Stocking
Christmas Stocking- Template and Tutorial

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372 thoughts on “VV Free Patterns & Tutorials

  1. I taught myself to sew over christmas and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your patterns! The Pussycat bow blouse came out beautiful and I’m already on my second project. Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing. Please add one which would teach us how to make our own patterns for simple tops. It would be much appreciated. Thanks a lot! 🙂

    1. I have thought of this from time to time but as there are already quite a few internet tutorials around that cover bodice blocks I decided not to.
      But also here is something you could check out- https://patternlab.london/home/ . It’s on-line automated block drafting! And to try it is free for 2 months starting Jan 15 2017!

  3. I just found your site and all your wonderful tutorials and free patterns….thank you so much for sharing! I needed a little motivation! 🙂

  4. I just found your site and I am so excited to try these projects!!! Thank you so much for creating this awesome website! So excited to get started!

  5. Thank you for this. My granddaughter wants a Queen Elsa outfit to wear, and this will be great to use to attach the cape/train to, so it is removable. That way she will get more use out of her dress, but can still have her costume.

  6. Thank u for sharing your tutorial. I love to sew my own clothes and as well for business someday. . i dont know where to start .. Im new at sewing and i dont had attend tailoring class .. I want to learned more and im inspired when i see your pdf pattern.. Thank u so much for sharing all the patterns you posted here.

    1. sewdifferent.co.uk used my 50’s dress pattern , which you can download from my Free
      page, and added ties to the shoulders. Just download her shoulder tie pattern and add it to my dress pattern 🙂

    1. Hi Leeta, afraid I don’t have a kimono pattern available but if you search “simple kimono pattern” on google lots of cutting diagrams show up and many are similar to the basic shape I used to make mine.

  7. your site was referenced on pattern review.com in a pattern review writeup. What fun! I hope to start with your grannie panties. How nice of you to share your talents.

    1. I hope you like them and if you need a different size the Threads article linked to in my side bar will have you sizing them up or down in no time.

  8. While I want to thank you for sharing your patterns and DIY’s, I’m super discouraged. I tried using your instructions for drafting my own 1940’s French knickers and it was a disaster. I don’t get where some of the numbers used came from as they didn’t seem to come from the measurements I took. My toile came out way too big everywhere except the waist. They were almost to my knees, the crutch was halfway down my thighs,and the hips didn’t lay smoothly at all. I think making a straight legged boxer/shorts pattern and simply slash-and-spreading the legs wider would work better for me. I just had the hardest time understanding the directions, even with the sew along. 🙁

    1. Don’t be discouraged, it’s more productive to consider projects that don’t work out quite as you hoped as a learning experience. Many have used my tutorial and been happy with their results, some didn’t get what they expected ‘straight out of the box’ as it were. The resulting draft of course needs fitting after it is done- to the length you like, lifting the crotch to a preferred height etc. That goes for any pattern that is drafted from scratch and even when drafting is done with ones own measurements you will still need to adjust it to your personal body contours and ease preferences. If you felt the amount of ease given in the pattern was too generous then where it says +2 try again with +1 instead which will give you a neater fit. As a pattern to buy Colette patterns has a french knicker pattern which may be more what you are looking for in a flared boxer short type of fit.

  9. GORGEOUS PATTERNS! As I too am too large size 16 for the patterns I still downloaded them for a friend or family member to make for. I love, love, love the Keyhole blouse and I know my daughter would be perfect for it. She loves silk like fabric in a deep plum color. I can see it now! Thank you so much for your public consideration in offering these free patterns as I cannot afford store bought patterns on a limited income. You are a doll and I will follow your site for sure.

    1. Hi Susan, you are very welcome. Do have a look at the Threads resizing guide I have a link to in my side bar. Honestly it would not be difficult for you to resize a pattern like the Keyhole Blouse to your own size! I hope you will try 🙂

  10. Have just discovered….late at night in Oz and can’t decide what to make first. Thank you so much for your generosity and use of your amazing patterns. I am inspired afresh. Bring on the sunshine woohoo

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