VV Free Patterns & Tutorials

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Copyright ©2011-2019 Jeanne Spaziani/Veravenus  All rights reserved 

The pdfs posted here, my photos & illustrations, how the instructions are worded and the pattern diagrams are all under my copyright.  Do not hotlink or re-post my PDFs for download anywhere else i.e. google drive, your own website, document sharing websites, etc.   Reproduction and or distribution of these tutorials, instructions, patterns and images, in whole or in part, in any form, without the authors written consent, is strictly prohibited. Read full Terms & Conditions. 

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PRINTING Instructions: Pdf’s can be opened in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader app or Preview on Mac.  . Print at 100% scale.  Do not let your printer ‘auto-scale’, ‘auto-rotate’, ‘shrink-to-fit’, ‘ fit to paper’ etc.  

Click on a picture to be taken to that project page for information and download options.

Little Bias Dress free pattern
Little Bias Dress (LBD) (single size pattern)
Appliqué Tutorial and Template
Appliquéd Shirt- Tutorial and Template
Reversible Stole- pattern & instructions
Box pleat skirt drafting (any waist size and calculating fabric amount) 
VVstriped50's2
Sweetheart Halter Dress Bodice- pattern & instructions (single size pattern)
VV jersey dress free pattern
Mock Wrap Jersey Dress-pattern & tutorial  (single size pattern)
Pussycat Bow Blouse by VeraVenus
Pussycat Bow blouse- pattern & tutorial  (single size pattern)
VeraVenus Magyar keyhole Blouse -pattern & instructions  (single size pattern)
Cardigan/Kimono Coat -Pattern & instructions  (single size pattern)
VeraVenus bias slip image
VeraVenus Bias Slip- 3 sizes pattern and instructions.
photo of brocade party dress
1950’s party Dress- pattern & instructions  (single size pattern)
small black suede evening bag by Veravenus
Dinky Little Handbag
VVSundressPatternCover
Sundress Bodice -pattern and instructions  (single size pattern)

Sails Ahoy making Magazine coverCircle Skirt:drafting and instructions

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

Copyright ©2011-2019 Jeanne Spaziani-  VeraVenus™  All rights reserved 

The pdfs posted here, my photos & illustrations, how the instructions are worded and the pattern diagrams are all under my copyright.  Do not hotlink or re-post my PDFs for download anywhere else i.e. google drive, your own website, document sharing websites, etc.   Reproduction and or distribution of these tutorials, instructions, patterns and images, in whole or in part, in any form, without the authors written consent, is strictly prohibited. 

Link to share full page:  https://veravenus.com/diy-things-to-ma…torials-patterns/

Information about usage can be read in Terms & Conditions. 

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398 thoughts on “VV Free Patterns & Tutorials

    1. Hi Jenifer, learning to size patterns up/down to your own measurements really isn’t all that difficult once you have a go. The Threads guide (link in my sidebar) is a good starting place and if you do a search a decent number of blogs should come up that will give you help too (though honestly most do seem just to be elaborating on the Threads guide anyway) Take the plunge! The fact that neither RTW clothing or sewing patterns fit me well was what got me into learning to first alter then completely draft my own patterns in the first place many, many moons ago…. and even if I hadn’t turned it into my profession I would have been glad of the knowledge of how to resize and fit just to be a better dressmaker for myself.

  1. amazing website thank you for sharing your patterns 🙂 i hope to make the 1950s style dress, have you any tips on how to make it fit a size 8?

    1. Hi Roisin and 🙂 So to make the 50’s dress pattern bodice into a size 8 have a look at the Threads grading guide that I have a link to in the side bar on the right…. it is a pretty straight forward method for sizing up or down. For the skirt-I would cut it the same size as it is but simply make each of the pleats a little deeper to get the total waist measurement down to the size you want. Hope that helps!

  2. I just finished making the 1950’s frock. This is the best pattern I’ve ever sewed with! Everything matched and was even and the pleats are perfect. I used a really heavy cotton/canvas material that was cheap, it’s pink and black. I wanted to practice before buying expensive material but I absolutely love it. I have it on my sewing model and I can’t stop looking at it. THANK YOU for a wonderfully crafted and easy pattern. I also made the vintage slip but that will take more practice.

    1. Hi Kirsten, what a lovely positive comment to start my day with, thank you! 🙂 Do you have a pic I could share on my VV Facebook page??

      If you would like some making advice on the vintage slip just drop me a line via my contact form… in essence it is a simple pattern but working with fabric on the bias certainly can be tricky if you are new to it.

  3. Thank you so much for the patterns. I have been looking for a good pattern for French knickers and your circular one looks so comfortable while the pattern for 40s pyjamas is the exact one my daughter has been nagging me to draft and make. Will draft in her measurements and she will be over the moon. Thank you so much.

    1. I made myself some shape-wear from this pattern with a medium heavy power mesh, turned out better than some I’d bought!
      Try making a double layer panel about 6″-8″ wide in the front just zigzagged onto the inside, use wider elastic on the waist if you want more compression there and use soft elastic on the leg openings and don’t pull them in too much as it’s really un-comfy if they dig in. Soft fold-over elastic may be all you need on the legs.

  4. What a wonderful, generous and kind soul you are. I love o many of your patterns but especially the slip. I was looking for a gown pattern and is will work for me just beautifully. You must think of some way that your many fans can repay you.

    1. I’m glad you found a pattern here which will be useful…. and honestly, leaving me a comment as you have is a very much appreciated way of ‘repaying ‘me!

  5. Thanks for sharing your hard work Vera. I have an antique, bias cut silk slip which is a tad simpler around the bust than yours (no diamond insert). Now I know how to reproduce it without pulling it apart. I’m sure it would be perfect under your LBD. My 15 year old daughter is just getting interested in working with fabric for art and the Threadful Truth link is going to be so much more helpful than a tiresome mother. 🙂 Btw, I came across your site through Pinterest.

    1. Hi Ankri, that is exactly why I developed the pattern…. I too have a vintage slip in a similar style and wanted more the same. Wishing your daughter success in her sewing efforts !

  6. I just wanted to thank you for your patterns. I’ve just made the slip in a synthetic fabric before buying a luxurious and expensive silk. It turned out well!
    I’ve found your instructions easy to follow with great tips for success.

    1. yes! If they are not printing at full size for you then check the settings on your printer. Do not let your printer ‘scale’ or ‘fit to page’ . Printing should be set to %100.

    1. Its quite an easy pattern Sue, take the plunge! Try it out on some cheap cotton first to fine-tune fit and to make sure you understand all the steps. You’ll learn by doing! 🙂

  7. You are seriously awesome for posting all of these PDF patterns for free. It is a huge deal for those of us who love these styles but can barely afford fabric much less pretty patterns like these!

  8. Thank you so much for being so generous with your patterns. I have just downloaded you french knickers pattern and am hoping to start sewing soon. Its great to have such detailed instructions as well. Many many thanks

  9. This post has absolutely made my day. You have a great collection of patterns and I’m now armed with everything I need to flesh out my vintage wardrobe! Thanks so much!

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