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 thoroughly enjoyed this post, I cannot stop looking at it, everything so detailed even a person that cannot sew will be able to understand. I have trouble in printing a larger size pattern but will figure it out………….Tkxs.

  2. Thank you so much I am just beginning to learn sewing. The 50s dress pattern is going to help me more than you know.

  3. Hello,
    I don’t know if its me being daft but I can only see half the instructions for the 50’s dress? Its my first time making something this complex and wanted to get it right 🙂 thank you!

      1. no worries and if you have any questions when making the dress just send me a shout via my contact form and I will do what I can to help 🙂

  4. I have searched and searched for the 50’s Hawaiian dress with knotted shoulders – free sewing pattern – Sew Different, and am unable to get the downloaded pattern. I have tried and tried to download it with no results.

    1. I’m not clear Linda whether you can’t actually find the pattern or just can’t dl it ….anyway the dress used by Sew Different was my 50’s style Dress which is on my free stuff page below the Bias Slip pattern and above the little black handbag… I just checked the download links and they seem to all be working ( checked via both Chrome and Safari browsers). The pattern for the shoulder knot was on the Sew Different page last time I looked.

  5. Could you point me toward a tutorial, or offer a word of guidance on how to enlarge the bust pieces on the bias slip. The total circumference is perfect, but my shape is a bit atypical. It is a beautiful pattern, by the way, and making is successfully was so satisfying! Thank you.

    1. Hi Sarah, it really depends on how/where exactly you need to enlarge those pieces. For instance if your bust is lower than where the bust seam is you’d need to add to the bottom of the bust pieces and scoop a similar amount away from the main slip body. I can give you more specific advice if you’d like to email me via my contact form
      (it’s under the drop down menu at the top of the page) and tell me more about the adjustment you want to make.

  6. Thank goodness I’ve found you! I’ve been teaching myself to sew over the last 3 years and found you by looking for a bias-cut slip pattern. I plan to print and figure out how to size up for my plus figure, but I’ll let you know how it goes. LOVE your work and look forward to more patterns!

    1. I’m glad you found me too 🙂 As to sizing up patterns have a look at the Threads grading link in my sidebar, it’s a good method!

    1. Thank you Val, that is the best reaction I’ve heard in a while… best of luck with getting back to making!!

  7. I sent photos, I hope you got them! It’s 3am here in Alaska and I can’t see straight from sewing the Stole so I hope I sent photos to the proper email account

    1. The ties are inserted at the same level as the pleats and they get sewn in when the fabric and fur layers are bagged out at the centre fronts. I can see now that is not clear in the instructions…. I will fix that as soon as I can.

      1. Thank you So much for your quick response. I just started cut out last night and planning on sewing today! After studying the pattern and photos I see in the picture where you show how it’s done. The materials blend so it makes it look like you are just showing the pleated front and not the insertion of the ties. Thank you again!! I can’t wait to put it All together! You are amazing!

    1. I checked through all my links and from this end all appear to work. Perhaps try your download from a different browser… ie if you use Firefox try Chrome?

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