The plus size range of the Verity pattern is now available! I received some wonderful feedback from testers, and I made some improvements that I hope will make this a pattern that people love to use and reuse. I will have a post with pictures from some lovely testers soon.
This pattern can be used to make a dress or a shirt, with sleeves or without, and it has several collar options: split cowl, regular cowl, neckband, and now a Peter Pan collar add-on. The Peter Pan collar add-on is included for free with every purchase of this pattern for a limited time. For more details and photos of the pattern variations, please see this page.
Regular Cowl & short sleeves
Neckband & long sleeves
Split Cowl sleeveless dress
Sleeveless dress with Peter Pan Collar
Short sleeve dress with contrasting skirt and Peter Pan collar
Sleeveless Dress with CF skirt seam for chevron effect
You can purchase the Verity pattern through Craftsy or my Etsy shop. You can also purchase the pattern through this page. When you click the Paypal button, there will be a drop down with the size options.
Notes about the pattern:
-This pattern is designed for use with moderate stretch knits, such as Jersey or ITY. The fabric should stretch 25-35 percent cross grain, meaning that 4 inches of material should stretch to 5 or 5.25 inches, at least. Really, you can get away with using knits that have 20% stretch too. I’ve made versions with ITY knits, jersey knits of different weights, and even pique knit (the yellow dress). The pique knit provides an example of how the garment will look with a much stiffer knit. A stiffer knit is really ideal for achieving a split cowl that stands up.
– Sizes are graded out from a sample block (size 4X) drafted specifically for a plus size figure.
– The pattern is drafted for C-D pattern cup size (3″-4″ difference between high bust and full bust) and a height of 5’6″.
– If you are between sizes, I would suggest going with the smaller size if you prefer a more fitted look.
-If you are shorter than or taller than 5’6″, you may need to shorten or lengthen the pattern pieces accordingly. However, everyone’s body is different, so you might be 5’6″ but have a short torso, for example, or 5’4″ with a long torso. There is a detailed pattern piece measurement chart included in the instructions. This should help you know what adjustments will need to be made for your height, etc. The measurement chart also includes armhole and bicep measurements. I include those measurements for ease of pattern adjustments.
-I am aware that my size chart is somewhat unusual. In the future, I will be switching to numbered sizes. Patterns will come in sizes 0-28. In the meantime, hopefully it will help some people to know that the XL-8X corresponds with numbered sizes 12-28. It is more like RTW sizing than traditional pattern sizing.
I will be working on improving the size chart for future patterns. While, I have made custom garments for women of all shapes and sizes, creating multi-size patterns in the plus range is new territory for me, but my desire is to make my designs accessible to as many woman as possible, so I am always open to suggestions and improvements.
Notes about the instructions:
-There are a lot of pages in the instructions due to the different variations. I would suggest using an electronic device for viewing the instructions, rather than printing them out. If you are a more experienced sewer, who does not need detailed step-by-step photographs, I have included “Short N’ Sweet” instructions. So, alternatively, you could simply print out those sheets.
-The instructions include a layout chart for the print-at-home version of the pattern. So, if you don’t want to print every page, you can use this grid to determine which pattern pieces are on which pages.
Notes about printing the pattern:
-The pattern has colored lines, but I print in black and white on my printer. The different colors provide varying shades of grey that help me to distinguish between the lines better. If you have a black and white only printer and you need the pattern in monochrome, please let me know. I can provide a print-at-home copy in B&W for you.
-The print-at-home PDF of the pattern is in Letter/A4** format. Each page includes frame lines and triangles for easy matching and assembly.
**The pattern comes in letter size but should work for A4, too. Page settings on printer must be changed to letter before printing, and the pages scaling must be set to “no scaling”. If that does not work try the “borderless printing” option in your print settings.**
Show me your version
I’d love to see your versions! You can email pictures to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use #veritypattern on Instagram and tag @moxiepatterns.
The Girls sizes 1-8 is on the way. So, for anyone who might want a corresponding mother daughter look, you’re in luck! 🙂 I still need some testers for the girls size range, so if you know someone who might be interested, please send them my way. Thanks!