Named Patterns - Valo Dress and Top
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, which flows to the back ending with a statement V-neck (echoing the tail of the heart shape). The dress's hip seam is reinforced with a flat-felled seam, which gives it a lovely shape, and is a subtle design detail. The dress features elegant half-sleeves whilst the top comes with perky short sleeves.
For your Valo, choose a non-stretch, medium weight fabric. You can opt for a low drape fabric, like the linen blend in the samples, or a more drapey one, depending on the desired result. Named Patterns recommend choosing a contrast color for the yoke, or using the wrong side of your fabric for contrast or cutting it cross-grain, if your fabric allows.
Check the last image for Fabric Requirements and Garment Measurements. Note that for patterned or napped fabrics the fabric requirement may be higher.
- 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: 2 cm (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
The size range is: EUR 32 – 56 (US 0 – 24 / UK 4 – 28)
Level of Difficulty
Named Patterns rates the Valo pattern as 'intermediate'.