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Our Favorite Indie Patterns series curated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness continues! Sara selected 31 patterns from 31 different designers to feature daily all month long, complete with many pattern giveaways…

Name: Ava

Brand: Victory Patterns

Description: Ava features a sweetheart neckline bodice that cinches at the natural waist and leads into a fully flared skirt. Add optional pleated detailing along the front and back bodice. The garment has a side seam zipper closure. Sleeve options include: pleated cap, mini cap and sleeveless. Choose from three hem options: peplum blouse, short dress and tea length dress.

Format: Paper and PDF

Skill Level: Intermediate

Techniques Involved: Centered zipper, french seams, bias binding, pleating (optional)

Sizes: Sizes range from 2-16

Recommended Fabrics:
Shell: Light to medium weight fabric with soft drape; cotton blends, crepe, Linen, silk, poplin, light wool.
Contrast A: Cotton, swiss dot, decorative net or tulle.
Contrast B: Crisp light to medium weight fabric; cotton, dupioni, taffeta, etc.

Price: PDF: $12.95 (CAD), Printed: $19.95 (CAD)

Customer Examples:

Tiana from Les Trucs de Tatihou

WIN A COPY OF THIS PATTERN! Do you love French seams? Are you a pleating pro? This pattern includes a little of both (though the pleating is optional). Tell us your tips, successes, favorite French seam or pleating tutorials… Your comment enters you to win a copy of the Ava pattern. (You could also tell us which Ava version you’d try first: a peplum blouse, short dress or the tea length dress.)