Verity Knit Dress and Shirt Pattern Now Available

The day is finally here! It’s time to introduce the Verity dress and shirt pattern to the world. I guess I was off by about a week for the estimated release. What can I say? Sometimes I set goals for myself that are a bit too lofty.

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Everything had to be just right. I had to add more details, double and triple (and quadruple ;)) check measurements and instructions, and work out a few more kinks than I originally anticipated. Things will run much smoother in the future now that I’ve worked out my process.

You can purchase the pattern here through Paypal.

The pattern is also available on Craftsy and Etsy.

The pattern and instructions come in PDF form. You will receive two PDF’s of the pattern: a tiled version (Letter/A4 format) and copy shop version (36×80 for large format printers).

Sample pattern page
Sample pattern page

The instruction document provides cutting layouts, detailed assembly instructions with photos, short and sweet versions of instructions for experienced sewers, sewing tips and suggestions, a detailed pattern measurement breakdown and metric conversions of the measurement chart.

Sample of instructions
Sample of instructions

This pattern is designed for moderate stretch knits. However, you may find that you will be able to use other knits with slightly less stretch. While it is recommended for knits with 25%-35% stretch, really, you can get away with using knits that have 20% stretch. The samples were 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, 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. Β The pattern is drafted for a C-D pattern cup size (3″-4″ difference between high and full bust).

Here are some more pictures of Views A, B and C as real garments for you to peruse.

View A

Β View B

View C

There are several other versions which I hope to share soon, as well as tutorials for other pattern variations.

Sizes XL-8X will be available soon.

I’ll be back in a day or so with a tip for assembling PDF patterns.

  1. Gillian

    September 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Ooooh, that it VERY cute! Well done! Its hard to be original with a tee and still have room for variations, but you’ve done it! Congratulations!

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks, Gillian! You’re so sweet. πŸ™‚

  2. nettie

    September 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    That is soooo super pretty!!! I think I have to have this pattern!!

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks, lady! Can’t wait to see some versions from you, at some point. πŸ™‚

  3. Leila

    September 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Nice pattern! Yay for knits!!

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks! Yay for knits, for sure! πŸ˜€

  4. dibs

    September 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Oh gosh. I need this pattern in my life. I love knits,and this is right up my alley

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      I hope you get the chance to make some versions up soon. πŸ™‚

  5. Carol

    September 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    This pattern looks great! I needed a couple of shirts like this, I will be picking this up soon.

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you! I hope you find that you can make the pattern many times. πŸ™‚

  6. Gjeometry

    September 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Very pretty dress! Love the collar options and wide waistband. Congrats on the pattern.

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

  7. Alessa

    September 11, 2013 at 7:04 am

    It’s a beautiful pattern. I really like your cowl/collar options!

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks! I wanted to include several variations so that people can reuse the pattern several times throughout different seasons.

  8. Ripple Dandelion

    September 11, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Yay! Congratulations! You seem to have proactively included lots of features that sewers will love. Special kudos on providing a copy shop option–very smart. The collar version particularly appeals to me.

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 11:57 am

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ I wanted to include as much helpful information as possible. Yeah, I’ve learned that the copy shop version is a good idea because some sewers do not like to tape the pages together (especially for a pattern with so many variations).

  9. Ashley

    September 11, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Yaaay! So pretty, and so much FUN! Love that cowl πŸ™‚

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Thanks! I wanted to be a fun pattern. πŸ™‚ Cowls are my favorite during the fall and winter.

  10. Dawn A.

    September 11, 2013 at 10:33 am

    This pattern is perfect! I love knits and I love cowls, not to mention that I’m totally into the split cowl look lately and have been wanting to make a dress like this. I stumbled upon this pattern when it was announced by one of your blog followers on Pinterest and immediately bought it without hesitation (this was a first for me lol) I will be printing it out today and making it during the coming week and plan on posting a review of it on my new blog I’ll send you a link to the pictures and review when I post it. Great job Becca!

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Thanks so much! I really can’t wait to see your versions! πŸ˜€

  11. CGCouture

    September 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Too cute! All the views are fabulous, great job! Now if I could just figure out how to add some belly room so that I didn’t have to wait…..

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚ Hmm…Maybe I’ll have to work out a maternity alteration tutorial in the future. Honestly, when I’m pregnant (Hopefully, soon!), I’m already planning to use this pattern a lot. I’d just add a little extra width and length in the front of the skirt and shirt body pattern pieces.

  12. Sally {thequirkypeach}

    September 12, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    AWESOME! Love all three versions, the waistband/gathered bust, and especially that it’s for knits! Can’t wait to try it, now …. which to make first?? πŸ™‚

    Best of luck to you with your new pattern release!

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Thanks so much! How about all three? πŸ™‚

  13. ShanniLoves

    September 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I can’t wait to make this up!!!! Congrats!

  14. gingermakes

    September 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Congrats, girl! How exciting!

    1. Becca

      September 16, 2013 at 9:44 am

      Thanks, girl!

  15. Marie

    September 22, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Gorgeous pattern and variations, massive congrats to you as this is a huge achievement!

    1. Becca

      September 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks, lady!

  16. Dawn A.

    September 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I bought a beautiful red jersey knit for the version with the split cowl but my concern is the fabric may not be heavy enough to stand up appropriately and end up slouching which will take the charm away from the split cowl – do you recommend a lightweight interfacing perhaps to strengthen it a bit or have another suggestion you could share? I must use this fabric, the candy apple red color is eye catching!

    1. Becca

      September 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      That’s definitely a valid concern. The split cowl view is definitely better for a fabric with a little more weight. However, I think you can certainly use a lightweight interfacing to help give the cowl more stiffness. Make sure that it is an interfacing that will allow the cowl to stretch because the cowl has to be stretched ever-so-slightly to fit the neckline. I, too, think you must use that fabric; it sounds lovely! After seeing pictures of you on your blog, I think that color will look stunning on you. Can’t wait to see it! πŸ™‚

  17. sewcari

    October 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I came across this while perusing patterns on Craftsy and I LOVE it! all three options look like something I would wear often — I will be adding this pattern to my Christmas list! I didn’t read through all the other comments, so this question might have already come up: Will I be able to add the sleeves from the Views B or C to the dress with minimal difficulty?

    1. Becca

      October 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      I’m so glad you like it! πŸ™‚ Yes, all of the aspects of the different versions can be mixed and matched. For example, you can make a dress with a regular cowl and long sleeves or a sleeveless shirt with a split cowl, and so on. I wanted to provide as many options as possible so that the pattern has a great value for the money.

  18. eeksboutique

    April 9, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I found this pattern on craftsy and love it! i’m wondering if it would work as a maxi dress – have you tried lengthening to skirt portion or do you think it would work?

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