Virginia Tank & Dress

Meet Virginia, the latest release from 5oo4 patterns. I plan to sing to you guys today..are you ready???

She doesn’t own a dress, her hair is always a mess
If you catch her stealin’, she won’t confess
She’s beautiful, she smokes a pack a day, wait that’s me, but anyway
She doesn’t care a thing about that, hey
She thinks I’m beautiful. Meet Virginia

5004 Virginia hi front low back 4x & hi front and hi back XL 22

That is the exact reason I love 5oo4 patterns. Loaded. With. Options.

She never compromises, loves babies and surprises
Wears hi-heels when she exercises
Ain’t that beautiful
Meet Virginia

I am so in love with this pattern right now it isn’t even funny. During testing I made 2 tanks for myself, extended the tank into a dress for my mom and then made us Momma and Me matching maxi dresses. So I have now made 5 different garments and there are still options I haven’t made.

Well she wants to be the Queen
Then she thinks about her scene
Pulls her hair back as she screams
I don’t really wanna be the queen

I am saving my tank  top sharing for a future post about tank tops, but I give you a quick summary. 1) Your bra straps will be covered. 2) You can choose 4 different neckline combos. 3) You can choose with or without a built in bra. 4) Your bra straps are covered, oh wait I said that already.

5004 Virginia hi front hi back XL 5

So one the dresses. First off I have already hacked the tank top into a dress for my mom. I really did plan to make a regular tank as a test fit for the maxi dresses. I used a large scrap of fabric left over from Rosanna. When I laid the fabric out, I noticed I had a large enough block of fabric to add about 10 inches tot he front and back pieces. So instead of leaving myself with a small wasted piece of fabric I asked Momma if she was interested in a tank dress. She was fine with it. She is petty flexible. 🙂 So her is Momma in the tank top extended to a dress. She wanted the hi front and back neckline and I was happy to make them for her!

Her daddy wrestles alligators, Mama works on carburetors
Her brother is a fine mediator for the President
Well here she is again on the phone
Just like me hates to be alone
We just like to sit at home, and rip on the President

So then I made Momma and Me dresses. I know most of you think of making matching your kiddo when they are like 5 or 6,  but I make my mom dress like me now! 🙂 She doesn’t complain to loudly thankfully. Just kidding, I asked if she wanted to match me and she agreed willingly. This beautiful fabric is called Tropical Oasis and it is from Sly Fox Fabrics. It is a double brushed poly and comes in a blue colorway too. Here is the link to both.

5004 Virginia hi front low back 4x & hi front and hi back XL 7

As soon as this pattern entered testing this fabric became available at Stitchin Pretties. It is called Harper and it was screaming for me to buy it! I crossed my fingers and sent my mom a picture of it. I wasn’t sure she would go for it because it is a bit flashy for her taste, but she agreed and I ordered 5 yards. This is double brushed poly and it is my favorite fabric!

So let’s talk options. My mom’s above tank is high front and back. My tank dress is low front and high back. This is the maxi dress with the elastic casing.

Meet Virginia
Well she

All the options 🙂

  • Tank top with optional built-in bra
  • Separate full bust adjustment (FBA) pattern pieces for the tank and bra
  • Knee length or Maxi length skirt
  • Skirt can be made from woven or knit fabric
  • Tank top has two neckline options in the front and two neckline options in the back
  • Dress can be made with knit waistband or elastic casing
  • Maternity option
  • Pockets!
  • Sizes XXS-5XL (see last image for size chart)
  • Matching girls’ option! Check out the Girls’ Virginia Tank & Maxi and get 10% off when you buy both patterns at once!

 5004 Virginia hi front low back 4x & hi front and hi back XL 18

OK Here is the link to the Women’s pattern.

Here is the link to the Girl’s pattern.

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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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