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.
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 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).
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.
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. 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.
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.