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
Just a begginer
Easy to follow instructions for both knit and woven. The style is unique and comes together nicely.
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.
Lisa Smith (verified owner) –
Very easy sew & excellent directions. I sized according to the pattern and it fits perfectly!
Kayla Broady (verified owner) –
I love this pattern! Super cute and so easy.
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!
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
Lorna Van Steen (verified owner) –
Just bought this pattern can’t wait to cut it out and try it!!!!!
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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!
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.
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.
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!
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 🙂
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.
Olga du Plessis –
Awesome pattern. The fit is perfect and it sews up like a dream. Well worth the investment!!
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!
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.
Heidi Lehnig (verified owner) –
A flattering fit with great directions – looks great!
Sue Maynard (verified owner) –
I love this pattern but fabric choice is key. It’s a lower V neck than I usually wear, but it doesn’t gape or hang open, so it’s great. Easier to make than it looks, and a pattern I’ll make again.
Michelle McClure (verified owner) –
I have made 2 of the Vivace tops, both woven and knit were easy to sew. Very happy. I think the woven version (Cumbria crepe) sewed up as a looser fit than the knit version (Manhattan Scuba Crepe).
Laura Dombrower (verified owner) –
First LN pattern and first projector pattern. To get a more structured look, I shortened this top considerably to high hip length and left off the cuffs. I also added a tiny bust dart. Turned out great!
angela919 (verified owner) –
This pattern looks great, I have made two, one in a viscose and one in a very slippery fabric. Everything sewed up beautifully and easily, will definitely be making more.
geraldine.gasson55 (verified owner) –
I have seen a few designs like this in the shops from tops to dresses so when I saw this I thought I had to give it a go.
I had some woven fabric so used that. Came out ok but I’m wondering if a jersey would look better with it being more fluid
Silvia Saliva (verified owner) –
This was my first Love Notions pattern I made… It was a success! My partner didn’t notice I made it, he was surprised and admired, my sister in law and cousin loved it to bits! I made it in a flowy flowary jersey and felt so pretty, confortable (even my belly was less visible!) and proud of me wearing it! I’ll test it soon also with a woven fabric. Definitely I rate it 5 and push anyone to buy it.
Deborah Corbett (verified owner) –
My favourite dress from LN. I made this in a printed chambray and wear it almost every week. It comfortable and easy to wear anywhere. I have made a couple of tops but the dress version is spot on.
Tonya Alligood (verified owner) –
I’m new to sewing clothing, and this pattern was a fantastic place to start! Between the detailed instructions from printing and assembling the patter to cutting and sewing the top, my very first muslin was a success! The member of the Facebook group is very informative and supportive, both the members affiliated with Love Notions AND the ones who aren’t. Fabulous pattern with fantastic support!
Elisabeth Hirschi (verified owner) –
I love the subtle v-neck of this style!
odyjimg (verified owner) –
I love a versatile blouse pattern that lets you use either knit or woven fabric. I kept seeing this blouse in all the RTW stores and loved it, Then I saw the LN pattern Vivace and couldn’t wait to make it. The fit is great and I love it made up in soft fabrics. Very attractive, and love it in the summer —- so cool. I am going to make it into a dress next.
Jamie Wright (verified owner) –
Cute top/dress and so easy to sew. I love how mine turned out.
rh_abbott1 (verified owner) –
This is the first love notions pattern I made & I love it. I did one in a knit, very straight forward. I did another in a double gauze woven. I had to take that one in a bit seemed to be too big, it may have been the fabric choice. Both are very comfortable to wear.