Sewgirl Pattern | Valerie Dress with optional Obi Belt
S – 2XL
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- DesignerFiona Hesford
Sewgirl Sewing PatternPattern name: Valerie Dress with optional Obi Belt
Size range: S – 2XL
Skill level: Beginner
The Valerie shift dress is a relaxed fit, beginners' pattern, suitable for all seasons and everyday wear. A simple, classic, easy to make, over the head style tunic, with no darts, three quarter length sleeves, a choice of two styles of pockets (patch or side). The dress has an optional Obi belt which is lined with soft fleece interfacing for a comfortable wear. There is also a small V detail at the neck, cuffs, and patch pocket edges, which gives a modern twist.
The pattern comes with sturdy paper templates (not flimsy tissue!) and a comprehensive easy to follow instruction booklet. All sizes from Small to 2XL are included.
Suitable fabrics to make Valerie are medium weight cottons, denim, poplin, linen, linen/cotton, or needlecord. You will also need 40cm of fusible medium weight interfacing and a reel of thread. For the Obi Belt you will need 50cm of both fabric and volume fleece interfacing or Vlieseline H630. Please consult the size guide for finished garment measurements and fabric quantities required.