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  1. Elaine (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern, get fit, didn’t need to do a FBA which is always good. I only did 7 rows of shirring on sleeves.

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  2. 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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  3. Carol Lee (verified owner)

    I’ve had so much fun making this. A really great pattern that is a lovely fit. I’ve done some sewing before but have never made clothes. I really loved the video tutorial. It was so clear and reassuring. I’m so chuffed with my skirt, feel very proud I made it, and am now browsing the other patterns on this site for my next project!

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  4. 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:

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  5. Rachel Simpson (verified owner)

    Good quality and suitable fabric

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  6. Rachel Simpson (verified owner)

    Great pattern for a lovely skirt. Really found the youtube video helpful to follow.

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  7. Sabrina Gonsalkorale

    I am still quite new to sewing but I just loved making this boxey tee- the instructions were easy to follow and I have material to make two more! It is right what Donna says above- it is now one of my wardrobe staples ☺️

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  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.

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  9. Linda (verified owner)

    It’s so nice not having sizes on the pattern; no size “shame” and you get a true made to measure garment. Having the YouTube video makes it feel like your in a class and that Donna is in the room with you. A real confidence boost for the less experienced (and for those of us who have lots). I love the Mackintosh influenced fabric in the kit. Makes things so much easier if you aren’t sure the type of fabric to buy for the pattern.

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  10. 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!

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