Luckily our daughter wasn’t the only one who received a new Vivax dress. It is finally time for an Adult Vivax top and dress from Sofilantjes*. I sewed up three Vivax dresses for myself all with the cowl add on. I am a big fan and wore all of them since I sewed them.
I like that depending of the fabric that you use, the dress gives a different feeling. The final version of the dress is the black with flowers dress. I think it is a fancier dress that I would easily wear to work. I used the sleeve with two colour blocks. For the middle colour block I wanted a shiny grey fabric, which I did not have in my stash so I became creative. For the grey fabric I used the wrong side of the colored velvet that I used in this dress.
The second version I sewed was with French Terry fabric from About Blue. It gives a more casual feel. I love how comfortable the cowl and pockets are. Which version do you like most?
What I like even more is that I can sew this dress with just one meter of fabric (the main fabric). You do need the colour blocked sleeves and use a different fabric for the cowl. But my stash has mainly one meter pieces of fabric and this dress (with my 163 cm) fits that perfectly.
Fabric: the green diagonal French Terry is Garden Days from About Blue. The flowers with black is a punta di Roma fabric that I used for this sweater and comes from Caresstoffen.
Pattern: Adult Vivax top and sweater by Sofilantjes (also available for kids and as a bundle)
Options: round neckline, collar, cowl, top or dress length, 4 sleeve lengths (short, half sleeve, 3/4 sleeve or long sleeve)
Difficulty: Beginner/ Advanced Beginner
Items in 2023: 16
# Fabric this post: 0 in – 3 out (Total fabric in 2023: bought 0 new fabric – used 24 fabric – 3 scrap pieces – 2 gifted fabric) – in total 0 in 24 out and 3 scraps
# Patterns in 2023: 0 in – 1 out
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