Verity Pattern Coming Soon

I know it’s been pretty quiet around these parts recently, but I hope you’ll forgive me when I tell you why. I have some exciting news! Next week, I plan to offer a digital pattern of my own design. Verity will be the first pattern from Moxie Patterns.

envelopefrontVerityfinalThis is one of the secret projects–referenced in my beginning of the year goals post–that I’ve been working on this year. This summer I’ve made several variations of my favorite self-drafted design, some of which I have yet to share. You’ve seen so many variations of this pattern (see this post for other variations that I’ve made over the years) because I’ve been testing and tweaking it. I’m finishing up a combination dress-shirt pattern, with several different neckline and sleeve options. I tried to hold out until the pattern was completed to make this announcement, but I just can’t hold it in anymore. I was hoping to have it ready to release on my birthday (this past Thursday), but I didn’t quite finish in time. I plan to release the digital pattern in PDF and copy shop versions within the next week or two.

envelopebackVerityfinalThe first release of the pattern will include sizes XXS-L. However, I am working on adding more sizes (XL-5X), which will be available very soon after. Moxie patterns are graded from two sample sizes (S and 3X) for a better fit, which is why I’m still working on XL-5X. In the future, I plan to make the full size range available at first release.

I have several other patterns in the works, as well as plans for paper patterns cut to measurements by next year. Since I know some of you will be wondering, if you are interested in pattern testing for future patterns, you can send an email to me at moxiepatterns@gmail.com. I also started a Facebook page for announcements about Moxie Patterns until I can get a Website up and running.

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38 Responses to Verity Pattern Coming Soon

  1. Congratulations!!! Wow, what an exciting accomplishment! I’m impressed with all the variations in this pattern, too! Can’t wait to hear more!

  2. CGCouture says:

    Dude! That is so awesome! And such a cute pattern to start out with too!! I’d volunteer to test, but I’m suspecting I’d skew the results a bit. ;-) Anyway, congrats on the new releases!

  3. Kathy says:

    Yesss!!!!!! Congrats!!!!! I am so excited to see you drafting and selling patterns! I have to get this pattern when it’s released, I love this. Really smart move to produce an array of sizes, there is a plus sized market that is dying to have nice patterns like this in sizes over xl. And huge props to you for clearly marking what sort of stretch the knit fabric needs. So many patterns simply say ‘knits with stretch’– there’s a massive difference between a knit with 10% stretch and one with 70% stretch. I will be signing up for your emails :) Can’t wait to see even more of your patterns be released.

    • Becca says:

      Thanks! True, there aren’t as many options for plus-sized patterns out there. I can see why many companies dont do it because it is a bit of a challenge and a lot more work to produce a larger range of sizes. That is also so true that patterns, generally, aren’t very specific about the types of knits that should be used. I’m so excited and I’m trying not to get ahead of myself and to pace myself. :)

  4. Congrats, Becca!
    i’s a lovely dress and I think that the different options makes the difference!
    I’m already signed for your newsletter, but I’d really like to be added to your pattern tester’s list… You’re very talented, girl :)
    MammaNene @ SergerPepper.blogspot.it

  5. This is so awesome, Becca!!! Way to go – I am so pumped for you, and I love the name of your patterns :) I will definitely be giving this a try, and would love to help out as a pattern tester in the future! Congrats, and happy belated birthday!!! ;)

    • Becca says:

      Thanks! I thought about the name for a long time. I am definitely happy with my final decision. It fits me and the direction I plan to take the patterns. :) Thanks, again!

  6. ShanniLoves says:

    Awesome news!! Congrats! I know the next pattern I’ll be buying. Quite an accomplishment! :)

  7. Jana says:

    I was missing you around and wondering what was up, so I’m really glad to see that it was something fun and exciting that kept you busy! I particularly love the split cowl! Not sure it would work on me, but I think I’ll probably have to find out…
    I’m hoping that your exercise top will be among the next patterns you release! (;
    Yay for more indie patterns!

    • Becca says:

      Thanks! Yeah, there hasn’t been much down time around here lately, between this, my husband’s business and our house. Oh, and I definitely have plans for some activewear patterns in the future. :)

  8. Lauren says:

    Oh god, how cool is this?! Congratulations on what I already know will be a very successful first pattern! I’m so excited for you, such awesome news!

  9. Ayana says:

    Congratulations! I love that you are including a wide ranges of sizes, and that the plus sizes are graded separately. Such a cute design!

    • Becca says:

      Thanks! I feel like it’s so unfortunate that there aren’t a wider range of sizes from some pattern companies, although I do understand that it is a lot more work. The larger sizes need to be graded separately in order to maintain style sense and the proper shape of the pattern pieces. I’ve studied some patterns that offer a wide range of sizes and they are often graded from one sample size and the larger pattern pieces end up a totally different shape. Obviously this causes a plethora of fit problems.

  10. Marie says:

    Oooh, how exciting Becca! I’ve always thought you’re extremely talented in terms of pattern drafting (among other things of course), so I’m really pleased you’ll be sharing that with us soon! I’ll be watching closely for your new patterns!

  11. Janey says:

    Congrats Becca and happy belated birthday!

  12. RankkaApina says:

    So exciting! I hope you consider making a pattern for the exercise top you sewed for yourself a while ago. Although I really like this pattern as well. Now I just need to make my current projects (I need to make certain amount before I can buy new stuff…). But I will definitely get this at some point! And I’m really excited about you making patterns, because I really love your style :)

  13. Zoe says:

    Yay, how cool! The pattern looks very customizable and I hope the launch goes great :)

  14. Becky says:

    Becca. This is wonderful. You really are extremely talented. Way to go! Also, I hope you had a lovely birthday.

  15. How exciting and brilliant. You clever thing! I’m loving the sloping neckline – totally a design feature I like to wear.

  16. Gjeometry says:

    Ooooh, this is very pretty, congrats on getting your first pattern out!!

  17. lara says:

    Oh how exciting, I was wondering where you were, but thought you must be busy with your renovations. I think I might just be dropping you an email in case you want any UK pattern testers! Well done! x

    • Becca says:

      Well, we’ve been busy with that, too! There definitely isn’t any downtime lately, which unfortunately means I’ve been chronically sick. :( I’ll definitely have some testing opportunities soon. Thanks!

  18. IngeMaakt says:

    Congratulations Becca! This must be so exciting for you. The pattern looks great, can’t wait to see it made up bij many people :)

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