Pattern Review: Vi Mode Mönster 1537

Vi Mode Mönster was a swedish pattern company. I am guessing that this pattern is from the 1970´s.

Vi Mode Mönster 1537

Pattern size:

This pattern is in european sizes 34-42.


This is a vintage pattern.

Pattern type:



I can highly recommend this pattern!

Pattern Description:

Pattern number 1537 is for two dresses, one with kimono sleeves, and one with shoulder straps. Both dresses have buttons down the front and half circle skirt. View A has got pockets, view B has bodice with darts. I have made both dresses.

 Vi Mode Mönster 1537. View BView B of the dress

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?


Were the instructions easy to follow?

The instructions were quite clear, I didn´t really have any troubles with them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I really like the construction of the skirt on this dress. It´s so unbelievably flow-y and nice! I also really like the kimono sleeves on view A, and the darts on view B.

Vi Mode Mönster 1537. View AView A. 

Fabric Used:

For view A I used a madras cotton bought in Paris, for view B I used a thrifted tablecloth, a blend of cotton and linen.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I didn´t make any changes to view A. For view B, I omitted the ruffled hem.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I might just as well make this again, and if you get your hands on this pattern, be sure to snatch it up, because it has a great construction, and a thought- through design with lots of options!


A pattern I love, and have used two times already, great instructions and perfectly constructed pattern!


  1. Stacy on 25/08/2011 at 13:15

    So pretty and summery, especially View B. I’m enjoying your pattern reviews!

  2. Audrey on 25/08/2011 at 17:41

    Two great dresses from one pattern!. Both are lovely.

  3. Sølvi on 26/08/2011 at 11:33

    Thank you, ladies!

  4. Debbie on 26/08/2011 at 20:38

    I echo the comments already left. The dresses both look great on you. The pattern looks so versatile, maybe an autumnal version is also needed??

  5. Alessa on 27/08/2011 at 18:51

    Oh, I *love* the shirtdress! I’ve always wanted a plaid one myself, and the little details on the sleeves and pockets are very pretty! The other version is very cute, too, I love the big buttons!

  6. Gabrielle on 04/09/2011 at 12:46

    These dresses really look like summer (which I am looking forward to!!!) The madras cotton looks perfect for view A – really gives it that retro look!

  7. Catherine on 05/09/2011 at 21:42

    These dresses are both wonderful.I would have to make the kimono sleeve version I think for myself.

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