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Viola Dress & Blouse PDF Sewing Pattern

Viola Dress & Blouse PDF Sewing Pattern

PDF Pattern in sizes 6-30

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Sew a vintage-inspired Dress or Blouse with the Viola PDF Sewing Pattern!

The Viola Dress & Blouse is the latest addition to our vintage collection, featuring a button up front, flat collar, gathers at the waist and shoulder, a lined back yoke, slightly dropped shoulder and a wide waistband. The pièce de résistance is the shirred panel at the back, which makes Viola comfortable to wear whilst giving you a beautiful fitted look.

Make Viola as a high-waist Blouse to pair with high-waisted bottoms like our Peggy Trousers or Ultimate Pencil Skirt, or sew yourself a beautiful Viola Dress. The midi skirt gathers into the waistband to mirror the bodice and closes with buttons down the front. And yes, it has pockets!

You can pick between two sleeve lengths for both versions: a short sleeve with a turn-up or a longer sleeve gathered into a cuff.

Choose fabrics with structure such as cotton poplin or chambray for a crisp Viola, something drapey like viscose or crepe for a softer look.

Have a look at our Viola Pinterest Board for inspiration and see what everyone’s making on Instagram by browsing hashtags #soivioladress #soiviolablouse.

Sewing Level

The Viola Dress & Blouse is an Intermediate woven sewing pattern.

Fabric Suggestions

Light to medium weight fabric with structure such as cotton, cotton poplin, cotton lawn, cotton sateen, linen or chambray. You can also use viscoses and crepes for a softer version.

Pattern Sizes & Fabric Requirements

The Viola Dress & Blouse is available in UK sizes 6-30 and is split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). See the size charts below for details on fabric requirements

Bundles, Pattern Hacks & Add-On Packs

What will I receive?

The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • Printable PDF Pattern in sizes A4, US Letter & A0
  • Fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + A0 Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our A0 Printing Service here.

The Viola Dress & Blouse pattern is either 50 A4 pages, 53 US letter pages or 3 A0 pages (sizes 6-20), or 54 A4 pages, 66 US letter pages, or 3 A0 pages (size 18-30).

What is a PDF pattern?

A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper.

Choose to add on A0 printing and we will print the pattern on our A0 printers and post it to you so all you need to access digitally is the instruction booklet.

If you're using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm. Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our free tutorial How to Assemble a PDF Pattern

Is this sewing pattern layered?

Yes! This pattern is layered so you can print off just the size(s) that you need. Find out more about layering here.

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

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