The Valerie dress features elegantly curved raglan lines on the front and back, a fitted bodice, and an A-line skirt with slash pockets. The raglan sleeve is tailored with a dart at the shoulder. Choose from long sleeves gathered into a cuff, or a short sleeve finished with a flounce.
Learn to sew gorgeous details such as slash pockets, raglan sleeves, a perfect fashion-industry facing, and a bound placket and cuff.
Sew Valerie in a variety of fabrics to take this style year-round with the different sleeve options. The diagonal design lines that repeat in the raglan lines and pockets are a great opportunity to play with colour-blocking, piping or top stitching.
Try a casual cotton chambray or linen to bring out the sporty feel to the design lines, or dress to impress with a stunning print, or fabric with a sheen. Make Valerie your way!
What you get:
This product is a digital download and includes printable PDFs of the pattern in both A0 (for large format printing at copy shops), and A4/US Letter size (for printing at home).
Included with the pattern is a fully illustrated instruction booklet with step by step directions to achieving sewing success.
- Your PDF files are layered! You can choose to print only the sizes you need.
- Learn to sew a fully-tailored raglan sleeve, complete with a shoulder dart.
- Discover the fashion industry zip facing technique that gives you the perfect zip finish with no hand-sewing!
- Sew a slash pocket including understitching and when to finish edges.
- Find our extra tips and tutorials on fitting and sewing this pattern at our Valerie page.
Valerie is designed for light to medium weight non-stretch wovens. Look for fabrics with a good drape. Viscose/rayons, wools, cottons, and linens are ideal. Although it is designed for non-stretch wovens, you can also use wovens with stretch. This pattern is suitable for directional prints, however, this will use more fabric. Stripes should be used carefully, as the design lines on this garment will interrupt stripes and could look messy if not carefully placed.
.3m of lightweight woven fusible interfacing.
Thread, Invisible zip (60cm/24”), one pair of 1.3cm (1/2”) wide buttons (long sleeve view only).
Allow extra fabric for directional prints or if lengthening the skirt.
Valerie is suitable for intermediate sewers capable of sewing darts and curved lines in woven fabric, as well as sewing a zip.
Available in sizes 28 - 48.
Our model wears a size 34.
Forget-me-not patterns are designed for a height of 5’6” (168cm).
See our sizing page for our sizing charts and additional information.