XXS-L & XL-8X “Envelope Backs”
*The pattern will be sent to the Paypal email address you provide within 24 hours of payment receipt.
This is a sewing pattern for a women’s stretch knit dress and shirt with different neckline options. The pattern features flattering gathers under the bust and a fitted waistband. With the different neckline and sleeve options, you can create garments for any season.
View A is a sleeveless dress with a flared skirt and a split cowl. View B is a shirt with short, subtly puffed sleeves and a regular cowl. View C is a shirt with elbow length or long sleeves and no cowl. These views can be mixed and matched to suit your style sense and personality.
A new Peter Pan collar add-on option is available with separate instruction booklet. For a limited time, this add-on is included free with purchase of the Verity pattern.
Within 24 hours of purchase, you will receive the following files:
– PDF of the pattern 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.**
– PDF of the pattern in copy shop format (36″x72″ sheet for large format printers).
– PDF of the pattern in A0 sheet format (for copyshop printing outside the US).
– PDF with detailed instructions. The instructions include cutting layouts, sewing tips, short and sweet versions of instructions, detailed photo assembly instructions, a detailed pattern measurement breakdown and metric conversions.
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. The samples are made using two jersey knits of different weights and a pique knit (the 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.
Just to give you an indication of the sizing for this pattern, I’ll tell you the sizes that I cut. My measurements are 35.5″ bust (30F bra size), 26.5″ waist, and 39″ mid hip. I cut size S at the bust and hips and XS at the waist (I prefer my waistline to be very defined). That gives you an idea of how insignificant the hip measurement really is, unless you don’t like fitted shirts. The pattern is drafted for a C-D pattern cup size (3″-4″ difference between high bust and full bust). Pattern cup size is not to be confused with a standard bra size. While I wear a 30F bra size, I am between a C&D pattern cup size.
The pattern in sizes XXS-L and sizes XL-8X. When you click the paypal button, you will be able to select your size from a drop down menu. Girls sizes 1-8 are coming soon.
View A Photos
View B photos
View C photos
Peter Pan Collar Extension
Please see Verity category archives for more information about the pattern and future variation examples and tutorials.
Questions or comments? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.