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Valu Valu dress

Added May 29, 2012

by sibeli

Copenhagen, Denmark






I’ve just come back from a month in Uganda and I brought this fabulous fabric with me. I wish we had fabric like this here in Denmark. Everything seems a little brighter when you’re wearing crazy patterns :-) The dress is very easy to make. I just modified my basic bodice block a little to get the ‘racer front’ and the skirt is just a rectangle gathered at the waist.

Material Notes

Cotton, lining




Garment Type

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    Feb 4, 2013, 08.49 PMby aarista

    is this from the sonja dress pattern?

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      Mar 3, 2013, 11.35 AMby sibeli

      No, it’s based on my bodice block and the skirt is just a rectangle…dead easy :-)

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    Jun 25, 2012, 03.12 PMby adrie00

    One word: amazing!

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    Jun 1, 2012, 07.17 AMby kakigoorimonster

    Very beautiful! looks perfect and comfy for summer. Definitely the fabric is a winner but I love the top shape the most :)

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    May 31, 2012, 11.30 PMby Jodi Wade

    Gorgeous dress. I love everything you make! What were you doing in Uganda?

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    May 31, 2012, 04.18 PMby Ravince

    love your fabric, love your dress. just great.

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    May 31, 2012, 11.22 AMby Eva Iwakki

    very nice !!!

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    May 30, 2012, 08.22 PMby janene

    Great choice of fabric and I love how you altered the bodice. It is very flattering on you. I like that you kept the dress simple to let the fabric do the talking! :-)

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    May 30, 2012, 05.00 PMby chillwear

    Love the fabric and the dress design- just perfect. Did you use a pattern?

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    May 30, 2012, 01.54 PMby lala86

    Wow I love the way the bodyce came out! grat job!

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    May 30, 2012, 01.39 PMby flowergirl22

    really nice fabric, great design,,

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    May 30, 2012, 12.49 PMby orchiddream

    Great structure, great print.

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    May 30, 2012, 07.44 AMby suechtique

    Nice to see your project again. simplicity of the design and beautiful fabric. Very nice.

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    May 30, 2012, 05.44 AMby Vanessa Leigh

    Love the result. Amazing fabric and smart design!

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    May 29, 2012, 05.05 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

    Very nice, this is the perfect summer dress!

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    May 29, 2012, 04.59 PMby sewingfan1

    wow it’s gorgeous! I agree african fabrics are stunning! I’ve bought a few wax prints online, just have to decide what to use them for :-)

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    May 29, 2012, 04.44 PMby Angela Kane

    This is my kind of fabric. Perfect for your pattern. A lovely combination.

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