Super Cute V-neck Shirt!

by Koetiquemade
4 Materials
2 Hours

The Vivace dolman pattern by Love Notions is a classic style with a unique v-neck feature with off-set pleat. I love the pleat but I really wanted to make one without to look like a shirt I saw online recently. It’s super easy to remove the pleat, I’ll show you what I did.

The Pattern….

The Vivace dolman, Pronounced ‘vee-VAH-chay’, can be made with both knit and woven fabrics and is great for a confident beginner sewist. I love it because it’s easy fitting so it will be comfy and cool all day long. It has three length options: shirt, tunic or knee-length dress. This pattern is a quick and easy sew with only five pattern pieces. A full bust piece is included for all options and comes in sizes XS-5X. You can use code KOE2024 for a discount on any of Love Notions patterns.

Removing the Pleat…

There is a sewing line marked on the front of the pattern for the pleat. To remove the pleat from this pattern I used a clean ruler and extended that line to the hem of the pattern. Then I placed that line on the fold of the fabric so I could cut it out. Then I sewed it together like the instructions said, but just omitted the instruction parts for the pleat.

I purchsed this fabric from Mily Mae Fabrics which is in the State of Arizona where I live. It's a small online only shop that I really enjoy. I try to find local fabric shops to source from.

Make Another one!!

I love it so much I made another one in white. It’s such a comfy and fun shirt. I love that way it looks with these jeans I made, the Largo Cargos and the Palo Jeans.

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Suggested materials:
  • 1-2 yards of knit fabric   (Mily Mae)
  • Vivace pattern   (Love Notions patterns)
  • Clear ruler   (Joann)
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