I have jumped into testing patterns again full force since having my sweet babe in June. This is one of my favorites so far!
Greenstyle just released this cute t-shirt dress, the Valerie dress! It is so versatile with all of the options. You can make a LBD for going out, or make it in a cozy French terry as a sweatshirt dress.
This pattern features a curved or straight hem, 4 different sleeve lengths, chest pocket, and hood options, and scoop, V-neck or round neckline, and a center back seam for better shaping. It’s drafted for a 5’7” height and a feminine build size chart. The hem hits me about mid-thigh.
For my first version, I used a cozy striped waffle knit in fall colors. I did not add length, and I used the V-neck and 3/4 sleeve length options. I love the cozy fall vibe this dress gave! My measurements fell in different sizes on the chart- F bust, I waist and G hips. I decided that with the shape of the dress, to just grade from F to G. I ended up with a great fit! Fabric is from Mily Mae fabrics!
My next version was the one I’d been dreaming about since I found out Greenstyle was doing a t-shirt dress. I used a blue modal from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. It is sooo comfortable and soft! I did the scoop neckline and cap sleeves. I styled it with both my brown booties and my navy tennies for a different feel! I graded F to G on this version as well, but I added 1” to the length. Personally, I like the longer length on myself.
I really enjoyed testing this pattern, and I am planning my next. Fall and winter in Idaho means I NEED some sweater/sweatshirt hooded dresses to pair with my leggings and boots! Grab the pattern now!
Happy sewing friends!