Vivace Dolman

(18 customer reviews)


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

Pronounced ‘vee-VAH-chay’, this dolman pattern is a classic style with a unique v-neck feature with off-set pleat. This dolman can be made with both knit and woven fabrics. Easy-fitting means it will be comfy and cool all day long. Choose from 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.

Vivace Dolman Features:

  • Knit and woven versions
  • Three lengths: shirt, tunic & dress
  • Dolman style sleeve
  • Full Bust option

Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on six A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology



The Vivace Dolman pdf instant downloadable pattern contains:

  • The Vivace Dolman pdf sewing pattern contains three lengths and two versions- one for knits and one for woven fabrics. A full bust piece for both versions is also included.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers
  • Cutting guide
  • 3 videos to show the trickier construction steps
  • Bright and clear step by step illustrations
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

Size chart & fabric requirements


Vivace Dolman size chart

Line drawing


Vivace Dolman pdf pattern

18 reviews for Vivace Dolman

  1. Shirley

    Just a begginer

  2. Katie

    Easy to follow instructions for both knit and woven. The style is unique and comes together nicely.

  3. Katie (verified owner)

    I love how there are pattens pieces for both knit and woven, making it extra versatile! That showstopper v-neck is my favorite part. I can’t wait to make a top version for my wardrobe.

  4. Lisa Smith (verified owner)

    Very easy sew & excellent directions. I sized according to the pattern and it fits perfectly!

  5. Kayla Broady (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! Super cute and so easy.

  6. pamelaholmes713 (verified owner)

    I love this pattern so much! Great instructions (videos for any of the slightly tricky parts) and such a versatile dress or top. I’ve made 3 dresses and 2 tops with plans for even more!

  7. Anne LaPointe (verified owner)

    I love this pattern – it’s easy to sew, has an awesome V-neck, and is comfortable. I’ve made three so far and always get a lot of compliments

  8. Lorna Van Steen (verified owner)

    Just bought this pattern can’t wait to cut it out and try it!!!!!
    Thanks for the sale. Happy Mother’s Day!

  9. karen.korby (verified owner)

    So far this is my favorite Love Notions pattern! It is a very flattering style, and works with two very different types of fabric so far. The instructions are easy to follow. I’ve made two in the shirt length, and considering a dress next!

  10. lindaclbc (verified owner)

    Just purchased this one and hope to use it next week for those left over pieces that done have enough space for a separate sleeve and I already have enough tank styles.

  11. Rachel McCarty (verified owner)

    I like that this pattern can be used for both knits and wovens! The neckline is beautiful and I like the look of the sleeves too.

  12. Gail Glaneman (verified owner)

    Followed recommended sizing and was thrilled with the fit. Nice flow, no gaping, and since the full-bust-adjustment was built in, I could use the pattern immediately. Ready to cut out two more now!

  13. Stacey Gambetti (verified owner)

    WOW, I love that this Vivace Dolman comes together easily, even for a beginner. I love that I can get different looks by changing from knits to wovens. Thanks LN 🙂

  14. Fiona Duggan (verified owner)

    First time using a Love Notions pattern and only second time sewing for myself, so I was really pleased at how well this top went together. The instructions for the v-neck were easy to follow (although why are the pieces referred to as facings in the pattern pieces and lining in the instructions?). Will definitely be making more of these tops.

  15. Olga du Plessis

    Awesome pattern. The fit is perfect and it sews up like a dream. Well worth the investment!!

  16. Josephine (verified owner)

    This top is so great, but it really matters what fabric you use. I’ve tried it in fabrics that I thought had plenty of drape and the pleat just didn’t lie nicely over my belly. It needs the drapiest fabric to work well and when it’s right it’s SO right!

  17. TRACEY Lynn FEARON (verified owner)

    The Vivace Dolman is a great beginner to advanced beginner pattern. The pleat took a little fussing but turns out great and leaves you with confidence to make again. I used a medium knit with drape and love it. The next one I try I want to extend the sleeve length for winter.

  18. Heidi Lehnig (verified owner)

    A flattering fit with great directions – looks great!

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