Valerie 3

Forget me not Valerie dress

Is this the first little black dress since I started this blog? I haven’t made one in a little while but clearly, you don’t need too many LBDs πŸ€”. This is the Valerie Dress by Forget Me Not Patterns, one of my favourite patterns! I cut out this dress before COVID when I was about a size smaller! I don’t know what happened but I didn’t touch it since I cut it. Last weekend, I discovered it (together with the Adeline dress I cut out ages ago!), and sewed it up, finally!

Forget me not Valerie dress

I have made 2 Valeries before! The first was a tester version in a brick red slub tencel linen.

The second one was a long sleeve view, made with a gorgeous teal green cupro with floral piping. I love wearing this dress with leopard print heels. It’s a little bit fancy.

For my third one, I used a black tencel linen from Potter and Co. it’s one of my favourite fabrics from Potter’s, but the range has sold out and unfortunately discontinued. I still have some in my stash but will likely hoard it forever ☺️.

As I cut this dress a while ago, I’m glad that it still fits, albeit with lesser ease at the waist πŸ˜…. I remember the overlocker thread was showing from the sleeve flounce in my first one, so I finished the sleeve side seams of this one with French seams and it’s perfect.

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Forget me not Valerie dress

One thing worth noting is the clever instructions for sewing the neck facing. I tend to skip reading the instructions when I think I already know what to do, so I only discovered this the third time I made this pattern. Not too late, eh!? The finish using this stepped-back facing technique is absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend you read that part of the instructions (don’t be like me πŸ˜†) and try it go for yourselves!


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