Vienne Dress

(11 customer reviews)

£9.00£15.00

The Vienne Dress is a loose fitted, tiered dress with lots of swish & it has POCKETS, what moe could you need. A perfect dress for all seasons, layered up with boots or with just sandals in the Summer it will be your go to outfit.

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The Vienne Dress

The Vienne Dress is a loose fitted, tiered dress with lots of swish & it has POCKETS, what moe could you need. A perfect dress for all seasons, layered up with boots or with just sandals in the Summer it will be your go to outfit.

Skills to learn/develop whilst making the Vienne Dress include handling lightweight fabrics, sleeves, darts, bias bound neck, gathering, pockets and hemming.

INSTANT DOWNLOAD NOW INCLUDES AO, A4, US LETTER & PROJECTOR FILES ALL LAYERED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

The Vienne Dress designed for a lightweight woven fabric such as Viscose, Chambray, crepe.

Take a look at our own Fabric Pack for the Vienne Dress HERE

IMPORTANT BITS….

Ensure you have taken all your measurements accurately. Check THIS VIDEO to help you

 

Notions: Coordinating thread, 12mm Elastic (waist +5cm & Bicep x2), Button and thin Ribbon scrap (for Loop)

 

 

Additional information

Pattern Versions

Downloadable A4 & Copyshop Copy, Posted Paper Copy

11 reviews for Vienne Dress

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  1. Hazel

    Really easy to follow pattern. The YouTube is incredibly helpful. I bought the pattern, fabric and notions pack. The fabric is beautiful and sews really nicely. The finished dress is fabulous and I will definitely be making another soon.

    • admin (store manager)

      Thanks for such a lovely review, I’m so pleased you enjoyed making it. It’s one of my favourites too xx

  2. Emily Rought-Brooks

    I really love this dress. I’ve made one and have another piece of fabric earmarked for the next. Instructions are excellent and I really felt I learned some new skills in making it. I also felt it was really well designed for a more middle aged body that has been through the rigours of life, with sleeves of a nice length and a shape that is neither sack like nor skin tight, but flattering.

    • admin (store manager)

      I’m so pleased you like the shape! There’s so many tent dresses out there but they don’t suit everyone (or anyone!!) so I thought absit what I liked to wear. Looks like to worked 🙂 Dxx

  3. Emily Rought-Brooks

    Really love this dress – the details of a longer sleeve, the elastic to draw the waist in – all make this a thoughtful sew. I learned a lot from this.

    • admin (store manager)

      Love that you learned some techniques whilst making this Emily..It’s just what I hoped. Thanks for the lovely review Dx

  4. Susan Woodhead

    I bought the pdf version of this pattern and got an A0 print version. I found the combination of video and printed instructions were really useful and even though I’ve been sewing for many years, there were some fantastic tips which I’ll use in my future sewing
    I’ve used a quilt cover to create my dress and I love the comfortable style of the Vienne dress. Although it looks a complicated design, the way you can play and rewind the video helps you build up the confidence to make this dress. It has pockets which all dresses should. I’m planning to create another version as well with different fabric

    • admin (store manager)

      Absolutely a dress NEEDS pockets 🙂 I’m really glad you founds some tips with this dress and that you enjoyed the video tutorial.
      I can’t wait to see the next one Susan.
      Dxx

  5. Jeannie Reed

    Love this dress. It’s a lovely sew and I learned a couple of new techniques. Donna’s sew along video is fabulous and you can dip in and out for help where you need it. The gently elasticated waist is very flattering as are the elbow length sleeves. I’m looking forward to making more Vienne dresses. Must be a good pattern if you want to make more as soon as you finish the last one

    • admin (store manager)

      If you could see my smile!!! I’m so happy you love it as much as I do…I have 4 and counting LOL Thank you for the review xx

  6. Kayleigh Ewing

    Such a great sew! The dress looks great and is super flattering, the pockets are a fab addition too. The instructions along with the tutorial video really made sewing the dress a breeze even on the tricky parts. I will definitely be using the hemming method on future projects – what a game changer! Donna offered great customer service too when I was unable to download my pattern. Great company all round and I would highly recommend!

    • admin (store manager)

      Thank you so much for a great review. I’m really happy that you like the dress and have learned a few techniques on the way. I’llalways be around to help if can be. Donna xx

  7. Laura

    After seeing the ‘buffet’ dresses on the GBSB and seeing an amazing couple of versions of the Vienne dress on Instagram, I knew I wanted to try this pattern. The pattern itself is simple but so effective and its the first time that I’ve actually done pockets (I’ve always left them out as they seemed far too complicated!). I loved using the sew along on YouTube and didn’t actually look at my instructions (I did have them with me as instructed by Donna!) With restrictions still in place it was so lovely to ‘sew with someone’ and it felt like a friend chatting with you and helping you to sew, rather than an instructional video. I also liked that the sizing wasn’t numbers but symbols, its such a small thing but actually made a difference not seeing a size number. I cant wait to make another few of these dresses as they are so comfortable. I learned a number of new things such as a new way to add elastic and the bias bound neckline (Game changer for a neat finish!)
    Thanks Donna for a fabulous pattern and sew along!

    • admin (store manager)

      Thank you so much for this lovely review Laura.
      I’m so happy that you enjoyed the making process as much as the end the result (which is fabulous BTW!) Cant wait to see more
      Donna xx

  8. Colette Bland

    It’s a lovely dress to wear , really comfortable and although the pockets nearly defeated me they are a great addition to the dress . The tutorial was a godsend , Donna must have been dizzy as I rewound and forwarded a few times. I found if you actually follow what Donna’s said in both the tutorial and the written instructions, the pockets are actually a straightforward concept lol. I will be making another one as a good staple to have in your wardrobe, sandals for summer and tights and ankle boots for autumn/winter. Thanks Donna another great design.

    • admin (store manager)

      What kind words ♥️♥️ thank you. I did feel a little off last week maybe it was you 😂😂 x

  9. Gemma @sewminigems (verified owner)

    I love my new Vienne dress. It’s a lovely pattern to sew and the final garment is excellent, I know it’s going to be worn a lot! The instructions are very clear and the YouTube video tutorial is really handy if you’re a visual learner. All my thoughts and plenty of pics are on my blog: https://sewminigems.wordpress.com/2021/07/23/vienne-dress/

    • admin (store manager)

      Thanks for a lovely review, your blog is excellent! So pleased you enjoyed it. xx

  10. Andrea Miller

    Lovely pattern, easy to follow instructions, as ever with Donna’s patterns.

    I did an adjustment to the sleeve pattern to make them flutter sleeves at my daughters request.

    I will be making one for myself in the gorgeous navy floral fabric when I get time 🙂

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    • admin (store manager)

      Thanks for such a great review. I loved the flutter sleeves xxx

  11. Han

    This is such a fabulous dress pattern. I’ve made two already and will definitely be making more. I find the elasticated waist seam sits in the perfect place for me and I love that it has pockets too!!! The YouTube sew-along videos are invaluable, helping at every step of the way while also being enjoyable to watch. I highly recommend this pattern. I can’t wait to try the others in the collection!!

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    • admin (store manager)

      Oh Han such kind words, thank you. Donna xx

    • admin (store manager)

      These both look stunning xx

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