Named Valo Dress & Top(Intermediate)

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Skill level: Intermediate

Sizes: EUR 32-56 | US 0-24 | UK 4-28

The Valo pattern includes two variations: a midi dress with an elastic waist and large patch pockets, and a relaxed-fit top with a gathered drawstring waist. Both variations have a distinctive heart-shaped yoke with a scoop neck to front and a V-neck to reverse. The dress hip seam is reinforced with a flat-felled seam, which gives it a lovely shape, and works as a subtle little detail. The dress features elegant half-sleeves whilst the top comes with perky short sleeves. You can also make the dress with short sleeves and a drawstring waist, and the top with half sleeves and an elasticated waist.

Recommended fabrics: Choose a non-stretch, medium weight fabric. You can opt for a low drape fabric, like the linen blend in our samples, or a more drapey one, depending on the desired result. We recommend choosing a contrast colour for the yoke, or using the wrong side of your fabric for contrast or cutting it cross-grain, if your fabric allows. 

Materials & supplies:

  • Interfacing, 40 cm (½ yd)
  • Dress: 4 cm(1 5/8”)ribbon for cord casing,165 cm (2 yd)
  • Dress: 3 cm(1 1/8”)elastic, your waist circumference
  • Top:2cm(3/4)ribbon for cord casing, 165 cm (2 yd)
  • Top: ribbon or cord for drawstring, your waist measurement + 70 cm (3/4 yd)
  • Top: cord ends, 2 pcs