Verity Re-launch & Peter Pan Collar Add-on

Hey everyone! I am re-launching my Verity pattern, to include a new Peter Pan collar option, an extended size range (XL-8X), and a girls size range (1-8). I am also offering a new A0 sheet format for those outside of the US who would like to print at a copyshop. Both of the new size ranges will be released within the coming weeks, so keep a lookout.

When I first released the pattern, it was somewhat premature, and it ended up being at a somewhat inopportune time in my life, which meant that I was unable to focus time on promoting it and expanding the size range. But hey, better late than never, right? Anyway, I am excited to re-launch the pattern and I hope you enjoy it. The dress has been a staple in my wardrobe for many years now.

I will have some versions made by other sewists to share with you soon. If you have made a version of Verity over the past couple of years, I would love to see it. Please send pictures (moxiepatterns@gmail.com) or a link to your blog, so I can feature you here. Or, if you are on Instagram, tag @moxiepatterns, and use #veritypattern.

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So, let’s talk about the new collar option. The Peter Pan collar is  my new favorite collar option to add to this dress, and it would look great with the shirt, as well. For a limited time, this add-on collar option will be included with every Verity purchase for free. This offer is also available to anyone who has previously purchased the pattern (just drop me a line, and I’ll send you the collar and instructions).

As I said, I will be sharing some versions of Verity made by others soon, but in the meantime, here are a couple of examples of the dress with the Peter Pan collar option.

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This has been one of my go-to dresses, ever since I made it at the end of last summer.

My younger sister also made one in her size that looks adorable on her.

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She made the straight XS, and despite her bust measurement being closer to the size S, this dress fits her perfectly. Normally she has to do a full-bust adjustment. I’m sure you also noticed that she is significantly taller than me, but due to the amount of stretch in this material, she did not have to lengthen the bodice.  Although, if she ever makes the dress from fabric with less stretch, she would likely need to lengthen the bodice pieces a bit.

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The Peter Pan collar can be made from the same material as the rest of the dress, or you could choose to make a contrasting collar. I like to use the same material for the skirt and the collar.

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I made the version above for myself about two and a half years ago. For this version I made the collar edges meet. If you would like your collar edges to come closer to meeting at center front, as in this version, the pattern piece would just need to be extended about 1/2″ at the center back fold location.

I also made the dress below recently, using the same material for the skirt and the collar.

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And this version for a plus sample size.

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The Peter Pan collar and instruction sheet are available together as an extension pack. Again, this will be a free gift with purchase of Verity for a limited time. After that, it will be available as a $2 add-on. You will receive separate PDFs for the print-at-home collar piece and the collar instruction booklet. The collar instruction booklet includes step-by-step photographs, just like the Verity pattern instructions.

You can use this button to purchase the XXS-L pattern with the Peter Pan collar extension pack.

The pattern is also available for immediate download on Craftsy and Etsy. For more details about the pattern, please see this page.

Happy sewing!

Sizes XL-8X and girls sizes 1-8 will be released within the coming weeks. Here are the size charts for those size ranges.

XL 1X 2X 3X 4X 5X 6X 7X 8X
Body Measurements (Inches)
Bust 40 41 43 45½ 48 50 52½ 55 57½
Waist 31 33½ 36 38½ 41 43 45½ 48 49
Hip 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59
Fabric Requirements (Yards)
View A
45”* 3⅝ 4 4⅛ 4⅝
60”* 3⅛ 3⅛ 3⅛ 3⅝ 3⅝
View B
45”* 3 3⅛ 3⅛ 3⅝ 3⅝
60” 2⅞ 2⅞ 2⅞ 3 3
View C
45”* 3 3⅛ 3⅛
60” 2 2⅛ 2⅝
Belt & Buttons (Optional)
60”** 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Finished Garment (Inches)
Bust 39¾ 40¾ 42¾ 45¼ 47¾ 49¾ 52¼ 54¾ 57¼
Waist 30 32½ 35 37½ 40 42 44½ 47 48
Hip (B & C) 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
Length(B & C) 29½ 30 30⅝ 31¼ 31⅝ 32½ 32⅞ 33½ 33⅞
Length (A) 40⅝ 41¼ 41¾ 42⅜ 42¾ 43⅜ 44 44½ 45

*Will only work if the fabric has 4-way stretch & no nap or directional print

**Can use less material if the belt is pieced, and not cut on the fold.

Note: This pattern is designed for stretch knit fabrics and is drafted with negative ease for a more fitted look. The hip measurement only matters for the shirt, and even then, a variation of a few inches larger will not matter, unless a looser, slouchy fit is preferred.

Girls Size 1-8 Measurement Chart

Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Bust 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.5 28
Waist 19 1/2 20 20 1/2 21 21 1/2 22 22 1/2 23
Hips 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29
    1. Becca

      October 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks, Andie! 😉

  1. Abbey

    October 5, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I’m not usually a Peter Pan collar fan, but this looks lovely! And how have I never heard of you or this dress before. The original pattern with the asymmetric collar is AMAZING!! So, since I fall into the plus sizes, I should wait for that release right? Or maybe you need another tester for 3x?

    1. Becca

      October 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much Abbey! You are very sweet. The release should happen within the next 2-3 weeks, so it won’t be too long now. 🙂

      1. Abbey

        October 5, 2016 at 6:56 pm

        Oh goodie! Make sure you post the release in the Curvy Sewing Collective FB group. Sure you’d get plenty buyers in there.

  2. Heather

    October 15, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    This is really cute Becca! I can’t wait to see the little girl’s version too!

    1. Becca

      October 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Thank you, Heather! I’ve loved making samples of the girls version. Miniature clothing is just the cutest!

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