Valentines dress and a peek…


There’s just something irresistible about Valentines Day…

Every year I’m inspired to make something pink or red, definitely a bit flirty. In January I found this Fiesta Fabrics Petunia Garden rayon/spandex jersey knit at Fabric Mart and fell in love. It’s sold out on Fabric Mart, but Craftsy has it in stock in two colorways. It’s a nice weight for a dress at 8.8 oz and 60% x 60% stretch.

I used ‘my’ version of V1297, a cute dress by Sandra Betzina. The difference between hers and mine is that I did away with the piecing in the front and back. Such a quick sew!


Of course I wore it on Valentines Day – and got compliments!

Here’s a peek at my current project, Vogue 9224, a long tunic with handkerchief hems.

In these two pics, I’m wearing it inside out, the hems are unfinished, and the exposure is lightened so I can see the details better. I find it really helpful to stop and take a couple pics to get an idea of where a new pattern is going…


I’m liking it!!


I’m pumped to finish it today and get some nice photos so I can share.

Bye for now! Coco

5 thoughts on “Valentines dress and a peek…

  1. Nice. I never would have recognized it as Sandra’s pattern without your hints. Now, maybe I’ll give it a go as I have the pattern already. It looks great on you, and such a pretty print too.


  2. What fun! I have that Petunia fabric in the purple/green colorway! I made Vogue 8950, the yoke tunic. It’s such a comfy fabric, and it’s nice that it stretches both ways. You always look so effortlessly breezy and comfortable in your projects, and your Valentine’s Dress is no exception! ~ecb (You knew me as Stirwatersblue on The Site That Will Not be Named.)

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    1. So tempted to get the other colorway – such a nice fabric. Isn’t V8950 great? a keeper.

      And…You’re so cute 🙂 I ‘discovered’ your moniker some time ago and love your historical fantasy site. You’re so talented, and it’s such a joy to see your costuming and read about your many diversions.


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