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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or a link to your blog, so I can feature you here. Or, if you are on Instagram, tag @moxiepatterns, and use #veritypattern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And this version for a plus sample size.
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.
Sizes XL-8X and girls sizes 1-8 will be released within the coming weeks. Here are the size charts for those size ranges.
|Body Measurements (Inches)|
|Fabric Requirements (Yards)|
|Belt & Buttons (Optional)|
|Finished Garment (Inches)|
|Hip (B & C)||42||44||46||48||50||52||54||56||58|
|Length(B & C)||29½||30||30⅝||31¼||31⅝||32½||32⅞||33½||33⅞|
*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
|Waist||19 1/2||20||20 1/2||21||21 1/2||22||22 1/2||23|