"V" is for Valentino red dress (couturier design)

Added Jun 2, 2012

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...

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This is my long awaited Valentino dress. Not the one I started in January and never finished… Another one, that I only started two days ago. Utter space age.

I chose gabardine because its stiffness. I managed to achieve a classic dress, with a classic design and a classic colour.

For the first time I got the Vogue measurements right! The dress fits perfectly, including sleeves, neckline, length.

I am so relieved I managed to complete my first Valentino, I am so proud to wear it.

The crisp, classic, straight lines make it “self sufficient”, I believe there is no need to accessorise it with anything.

The dress has a side back zip and two hooks and eyes on the shoulder, as shown in the images. I chose two flower Vogue Star buttons for the front tabs.

I am really pleased with the result!

Credit for pattern: Vogue Couturier DEsign V2303 Valentino of Italy

Material Notes

red gabardine, two large buttons (Vogue star), fusible interlining, hooks and eyes.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Vintage

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    Jun 7, 2012, 02.04 AMby poppykettle

    Gorgeous – you wear red beautifully too!

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    Jun 4, 2012, 08.45 AMby kihli

    What a fabulous dress! I looks a bit like from the sixties, I think. Great pattern, fabric, and color! Love the button tabs! (And I think you are a very quick seamstress, finishing a dress like that in only two days!)

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    Jun 3, 2012, 02.49 PMby aico

    Lovely dress! It’s such a beautiful color. It goes well with your elegant shoes.

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    Jun 2, 2012, 07.47 PMby ghainskom

    Would look even better with pearls. Good job!

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      Jun 3, 2012, 07.31 AMby Irina Schwab

      Hi ghainskom, thank you for your suggestion, I was tempted to put some beads/pearls. I normally over accessorise garments. I decided to keep this one simple. The shoes were too embellished in any event.

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