Love my Vali Dress, will be making it again

A review of Pattern Fantastique Vali Dress and Top

Reviewed by Ashley Cramp on 29th July, 2021

The Vali Dress & reconnecting with my Joy Of Sewing!

A few years ago, I became under pressure to sew for other people, brands and magazines. I ended up burning myself out. During the last few years I have rarely sewn. Until that is the sun came out and Lockdown happened all at the same time. My love for sewing has been rekindled with this gorgeous pattern . . .


used a tablecloth bought from H&M home! At over 3 m long it was perfect for this project plus. the quality is beautiful. I will be checking the Winter sale again this year and I suggest you do the same and add the fabric to your stash. You can always use it as a table cloth whilst you are waiting to decide on a project!

Pattern Notes and Changes:

As a size 12, I cut between a size 12/14 as a like a little room around my arms. The size was perfect. I ignored the instructions about facing the bodice and instead cut two and used one as a lining. I shorten the sleeves slightly, as this is a summer dress. the biggest change was that I cut the sides straight instead of the curved hem, I flared the edges into more of an ‘A’ line shape and I love the result. Iused the stripes in the most inventive way I could to be able to use up the fabric and not have too much waste.

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